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Online Master of Social Work (MSW)

An MSW Designed to Meet You Where You Are

No Walls, No Limits: Pursue your MSW on your terms with UConn's flexible online program.

Drive your career with the convenience and flexibility of UConn's Online MSW part-time program. Designed to accommodate the schedules of busy people while delivering the same rigorous curriculum and expert guidance as the on-campus option. Students earn a credential from an accredited, top-ranked, public land-grant university.

To learn more about UConn’s Online MSW, please visit our Online MSW website at

How the Online MSW Program Works

Begin in the Fall 

The program starts in late August. Students take two courses per semester over three years, including field education internships in the last two years.

Program Plan

The Online MSW program plan outlines the course of study. A minimum of 60 credits is required, including 42 credits in classroom courses and 18 credits in field education. Course offerings are subject to change.

Applying to UConn’s Online MSW

Online MSW Application Requirements:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, university or equivalent
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher for the entire undergraduate record (emphasis on the last two years of undergraduate work)
  • A broad understanding of liberal arts studies, including an emphasis on creative, analytical, and dialectical thinking skills gained from undergraduate education in literature, the arts, politics, economics, history, philosophy, and the human and natural sciences.

Note: UConn is authorized to accept distance learning students residing in the 50 states, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia.

Contact Us

We are here to assist you on your MSW journey. If you have questions about admissions, program details, or any other aspect of the Online MSW program at UConn, our staff is ready to help.

Kathy Birnie, LMSW
Office of Student and Academic Services
UConn School of Social Work
Phone: 959-200-3603