Master of Social Work (MSW) Program (CSWE-Accredited)

At a Glance

Next Start Date: November 29, 2021

Limited-Time Offer: Receive up to a $2,400 Grant if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on November 29, 2021.

Transfer Credits: Up to 30 credits

Accreditation: CSWE Accredited


Why Earn Your Online MSW With Walden?

Earn your degree your way with three degree completion options to accommodate your lifestyle and goals.

Choose from five focus areas that align with today’s in-demand social work jobs.

book iconLearn from curriculum that prepares you to pursue licensure in your state.

Engage in interactive online scenarios and other simulations that allow you to practice in a safe and highly authentic environment.

clipboard iconParticipate in two MSW Skills Labs to build practical skills and readiness for your field experience and career.

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Walden University’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CSWE's Commission on Accreditation is responsible for developing standards that define competent preparation for professional social workers and ensuring that social work programs meet these standards.

Note on Licensure:

The minimum academic credential required to obtain licensure to practice as a social worker in most states is a Master of Social Work (MSW) from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Walden University’s MSW program is accredited by CSWE.

State licensing boards are responsible for regulating the practice of social work, and each state has its own academic, licensure, and certification requirements.

Walden recommends that students consult the appropriate social work licensing board in the state in which they plan to practice to determine the specific academic requirements for licensure. Walden enrollment specialists can provide information relating to the state-by-state requirements for licensure. However, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all licensing requirements for the state in which he or she intends to practice. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of its coursework or programs will permit an individual to achieve state licensure, authorization, endorsement, or other state credential as a social worker.