Master of Social Work (MSW)

Walden University

Program Description

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Walden University

Prepare to advance your social work career with a CSWE-accredited Master of Social Work (MSW) from Walden University. This online master’s degree program helps you develop the skills needed to become a social worker. Designed to meet the needs of working students, Walden’s online degree program allows you to choose from three degree completion options, so you can complete the program within a time frame that works for you. Our MSW program leverages written case studies; award-winning, customized video case studies; in-person residencies; and field experience to provide you with real-world learning to enhance your knowledge of the field. The program can prepare you to pursue a career in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, private practice, social service agencies, and mental health clinics.


  • Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Military Social Work
  • Social Work in Healthcare
  • Social Work With Children and Families

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.

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 advisors 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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 14, 2016
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