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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 Social Work Masters Program Online at Saint Leo?

The social work profession is in high demand and now is the time to enroll in our online masters in social work (MSW) program at Saint Leo University. Our Master of Social Work program is an innovative online program that offers you course content to engage at your pace and the chance to frequently interact with the faculty and your MSW peers through real time virtual classes. These classes apply your course learning through engaged applications from the convenience of your own home.

Students enter the program informed that they will have to meet for weekly evening classes (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays or Saturday classes, if available) via webcam, apply their class knowledge in field based internship hours, participate in one weekend clinical residency on the university campus during the program, and grow as a person and professional to meet the demands and expectations of graduate social work education.

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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.
  • Students are registered by the program each semester.
  • Assigned class nights and times will vary from semester to semester (Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday).
  • 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.
  • Students are registered by the program each semester.
  • Assigned class nights and times will vary from semester to semester (Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday or Saturdays if available).
  • 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 32-credit hour program.
  • Only for those who have completed a BSW degree from an accredited program within the last five years.
  • Sequential - must be taken according to the program outline.
  • Students are registered by the program each semester.
  • Assigned class nights and times will vary from semester to semester (Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday).
  • 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 within the last five years.
  • Sequential - must be taken according to the program outline.
  • Students are registered by the program each semester.
  • Assigned class nights and times will vary from semester to semester (Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday).
  • 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 Master of Social Work degree?

Completing our masters degree in social work prepares students for professional advanced 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.

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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