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Social Work Masters Program Online

Saint Leo's MSW courses explore:

  • Social work practices in the military, including issues facing military service members and their families
  • Clinical practice with couples and families, including issues of gender, ethnicity, empowerment and multiculturalism
  • Ethical foundations in social work practice
  • Psychopathology
  • Relationships between the social environment, cultural influences, and emotional and mental health
  • Evidence-based social work research methods, including single case designs, needs assessment, program evaluation, and application of evaluation methods results

Why enroll in a Clinical Master of Social Work Program Online at Saint Leo?

Saint Leo University’s Master of Social Work (MSW.) program offers students who are physically living in the states of Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia an innovative, full-time online program. The program prepares graduates for professional advanced practice in social work services that promote social justice, economic justice, and human rights on local, national, and global levels. Students prepare to lead in advanced clinical social work practice that serves all populations—including the elderly, military personnel, and individuals and groups who experience discrimination and oppression. Saint Leo’s online MSW. program delivers courses via webcam and online, which allows for face-to-face interaction from the convenience of home. Students should enter the program knowing that they will be required to meet for weekly evening classes via webcam, be available for daytime internship hours, attend one weekend seminar on University Campus in the summer, and adjust their lives to meet the demands and expectations of this full-time online program.

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Availability

The Saint Leo University MSW program facilitates your connection to an appropriate field learning experience and for this reason we currently serve students who are residents and physically living in the following states:

  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Maryland
  • Mississippi
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia

Cohorts

Our MSW program offers multiple cohort tracks which include fulltime and part time Advanced Standing Tracks and a Two Year and Three Year Track. Please see below for additional details on each of our MSW cohorts.

  • Fall I start, full time, online, two-year 62-credit hour program.
  • Sequential - must be taken according to the program outline.
  • Assigned class nights and times will vary from semester to semester (Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday evening).
  • Attendance at a one weekend on-campus seminar is required for all students enrolled in the online MSW program.

View Additional Cohort Information (PDF)


  • Fall I start, part-time, online, three-year 62-credit hour program.
  • Two classes per 16 weeks, with one semester offering 3 courses.
  • Sequential - must be taken according to the program outline.
  • Assigned class nights and times will vary from semester to semester (Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday evening or Saturday mornings).
  • Attendance at a one weekend on-campus seminar is required for all students enrolled in the online MSW program.
  • Saturday Cohort - provides more flexibility than a traditional weeknight class schedule.
    • 100% online and meets face-to-face online using a web conferencing platform from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. each week.

View Additional Cohort Information (PDF)


  • Summer I start, full-time, online, one-year, four semester 32-credit hour program.
  • Only for those who have completed a BSW degree from a CSWE accredited program, with additional academic standards required.
  • Sequential - must be taken according to the program outline.
  • Assigned class nights and times will vary from semester to semester (Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday evening).
  • Attendance at a one weekend on-campus seminar is required for all students enrolled in the MSW program.

View Additional Cohort Information (PDF)


  • Spring I start, part-time, online, five-semester 32-credit hour program.
  • Only for those who have completed a BSW degree from a CSWE accredited program, with additional academic standards required.
  • Sequential - must be taken according to the program outline.
  • Assigned class nights and times will vary from semester to semester (Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday evening).
  • Attendance at a one weekend on-campus seminar is required for all students enrolled in the MSW program.

View Additional Cohort Information (PDF)


What can you do with a Clinical Master of Social Work degree?

Completing our master of social work program prepares students for professional advanced clinical practice in the provision of social work services that promote social and economic justice, and human rights locally, nationally and globally. Our students become leaders in the field and contribute to the empowerment of persons/groups that experience discrimination and oppression.

Graduates are prepared to be leaders in advanced clinical social work practice serving all areas of the population, paying special attention to the children and adolescents, first responders, military and the multitude of vulnerable populations served by the profession of Social Work.

Graduates from the program may be able to begin the licensure process in their state for their LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) or state equivalent. Students are encouraged to research and confirm the licensing requirements for their state.

Social Work Accrditation Education

Accreditation

The Master of Social Work program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Additional Resources

View MSW Program Brochure
View the MSW Program Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

Learn more about the MSW program through our Saint Leo 360 Podcast!

Episode 21: A Roundtable Conversation on Saint Leo's Master of Social Work Program


You'll love what you become here at Saint Leo! Take the next step to advance your career and enroll today.

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