Master of Social Work Online
Boise State’s Master of Social Work (MSW) Online is designed to prepare students for advanced social work practice with individuals and families. Students learn clinical, organizational and policy skills necessary for promoting social justice and equality and enhancing the quality of life for all people. With no out-of-state tuition and 100% online coursework, our program provides you the flexibility to get your master’s degree.
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Next Application Deadline: August 15
All application materials must be received by August 15 to be considered for spring 2024 admission. You must apply separately for admission to Boise State University.
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Master of Social Work Online: Regular Program and Advanced Standing
Boise State Online offers both a Regular Program MSW and an Advanced Standing MSW. The Regular Program MSW is for students with a bachelor’s degree in other disciplines. The Advanced Standing MSW is designed for students who have earned a bachelor’s degree from an undergraduate social work program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
You can apply for the Advanced Standing program if you meet one of the following requirements:
1) You graduated with a bachelor’s in social work from a CSWE-accredited school within the last five years.
2) You graduated with a bachelor’s in social work from a CSWE-accredited school within the last 10 years and have significant post-bachelor’s degree social work practice experience. Applicants who do not meet these criteria are encouraged to apply to the Regular Program Master of Social Work Online.
Master of Social Work On-Campus Program
Master of Social Work graduate programs are offered on the Boise State campus. Our on-campus Master of Social Work was established in 1991 and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
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From application to graduation, students are supported throughout their journey at Boise State.
Recognized for Quality Education and Affordability
Each year, Boise State’s Master of Social Work Online program is recognized for value. With no out-of-state tuition, 100% online coursework and licensing pass rates that exceed the national average, our program can help you reach your goals without leaving your community.
Boise State University was listed as one of the Best Master’s in Social Work (MSW) Online Programs in 2022 by the website, OnlineMastersDegrees.org (OMD). OMD, a national ranking body that uses the U.S. Department of Education data, analyzed more than 7,700 schools to create an algorithm to rank 70 unique master’s degree subjects. Only six percent of postsecondary institutions earned a ranking position, according to OMD.
Make your money go farther! Boise State’s Master of Social Work Online program was recently ranked No. 10 in the nation for best affordable MSW Online programs by Best Value Schools.
Know that you’re getting great value. Boise State’s Master of Social Work Online program was recently ranked No. 19 in the nation for its affordability and quality education by the independent SR Education Group.
Boise State’s Master of Social Work Online is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s Board of Accreditation.
Accreditation of a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Board of Accreditation indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited program has sufficient resources to meet its mission and goals and the Board of Accreditation has verified that it demonstrates compliance with all sections of the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards.
Accreditation applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.
Boise State’s MSW program has been continually accredited by CSWE since 1992.
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