Master of Social Work Options

There are several options for earning the Master of Social Work (MSW) degree. The following information will help you choose which path will best align with your goals.

 

Professional licensure 

ASU offers programs that lead to professional licensure with the state of Arizona and may allow graduates to be eligible for licensure in other states. Please check the professional licensure list for Watts College to determine if this program meets requirements in your state. Contact our admissions team for more information: mswadmissions@asu.edu

Which MSW program is right for me?

I’m looking for specialization.

The Standard MSW Program is an in-person two-year or three-year program. Students work on building curriculum and skills that create a foundational knowledge in social work and may select either the Policy, Administration and Community Practice or Advanced Direct Practice concentration to customize their education.
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Program location:
ASU Downtown Phoenix
ASU Tucson

Program Start:
Fall semester

Accreditation:
Council on Social Work Education

Licensure:
Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners

Required Internships:
Two, 480 hours each

I’m looking for convenience.

The Online MSW Program is a two-year, full-time program that also has part-time options. Students in this program work in a virtual classroom to gain foundational knowledge in social work, and participate in the Advanced Generalist Concentration , which prepares them for roles working with individuals, groups and in community-outreach settings. Please note: the Advanced Generalist Concentration is not a clinical concentration.
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Program location:
ASU Online

Program Start:
Fall and spring semesters

Accreditation:
Council on Social Work Education

Licensure:
Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. Students outside of Arizona are encouraged to familiarize themselves with their state licensing requirements.

Required Internships:
Two, 480 hours each

I’m looking for speed.

The Advanced Standing Program is an in-person intensive, accelerated, one-year program geared toward individuals who have graduated with a bachelor’s degree in social work from an accredited program within the last six years and hold a minimum 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale. It starts with a bridge program in the summer and concludes with two semesters in one of three concentrations: Policy, Administration and Community Practice, Advanced Direct Practice or Advanced Generalist Concentration.
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Program location:
ASU Downtown Phoenix
ASU West
ASU Tucson
ASU@Yuma

Program Start:
Summer semester

Accreditation:
Council on Social Work Education

Licensure:
Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners

Required Internships:
One, 480 hours