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The Master of Social Work (MSW) online program at Arizona State University will prepare you to work with individuals, families, communities, and in the world at large to promote social justice and find practical solutions to social problems and pressing issues facing the most vulnerable in our society.
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The ASU School of Social Work is one of the largest and most diverse in the world and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE.) The online delivery of the MSW program provides a vibrant learning platform for engaging with our faculty who are experts in child welfare, health and behavioral health, community practice, administration, global social work, policy advocacy and innovative services for individuals, families, groups and communities. We also have expertise in gerontology, forensic social work, human trafficking, Borderlands issues, and several other areas. Our expertise and attention to cultural diversity and the distinct populations of the Southwest are unique.
The MSW program follows a set sequence of courses based on a broad range of social concerns and includes two professional seminars with synchronous elements designed for professional development. Along with your courses, you will also participate in 960 hours of hands-on field education. You will work with the School of Social Work’s Field Education Office to find internship sites within your geographic region that meet school and CSWE standards. Pre-placement requirements will be arranged and monitored by the field agency.
The Master of Social Work online program’s concentration in Advanced Generalist studies will focus on effective and culturally competent service practices across system levels, and strategies for change informed by research evidence.
A social work career provides many opportunities to make a difference for those in need – through direct service to individuals, families, groups, and communities; developing innovative public and nonprofit programs; and creating more just social and economic policies.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
Some programs may have additional requirements for admission.