Master of Social Work

Master of Social Work Degree Online

Program Description

Since 2008, Brescia University’s Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences has brought you leading education with its online Bachelor degree completion program in social work. Brescia University is excited to announce the beginning of the Master of Social Work (MSW) degree, offered fully online.

Brescia University offers a one year advanced standing Master of Social Work Program for students who have completed a CSWE accredited Bachelor of Social Work program in the last five years. The next advanced standing one year MSW cohort will begin in August of 2017. Brescia University also offers a two year full Master of Social Work Program for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in a field other than social work. The next full MSW cohort will begin in August of 2018.


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Social Work is a profession concerned with the prevention and remediation of social problems. Professional social workers are in high demand. People who are best suited for social work are committed to providing compassionate service, being respectful of the dignity and worth of all people, advocating for social justice, understanding the importance of human relationships, having integrity, and using evidence-based interventions.

The Master’s degree in Social Work prepares advanced generalist social workers with the specialized skills to do therapy, address more complex problems, use evidence-based practice interventions, engage in scientific inquiry, and take leadership roles within their work environments and on behalf of the profession. Our MSW program teaches the advanced skills needed by social workers across the country.

MSW Curriculum

The Master of Social Work online program from Brescia University offers

  • 1
    Collaboration
    Weekly, evening, synchronous chats are required for all courses, so you will have a virtual, real-time, face-to-face contact with all your professors and classmates.
  • 2
    Affordability
    Charges for the 2017 MSW cohort is $600 per credit hour. Brescia will reimburse MSW graduates for their ASWB social work licensing examination fee, up to $230, if they pass within 60 days of graduating.
  • 3
    Experience
    Students will complete 900 hours of field work to ensure they are well-prepared to enter professional practice. (500 hours of field work for Advanced Standing students)
  • 4
    Convenience
    All MSW classes are online with weekly chat sessions held in the evenings. The full program can be completed in 2 years and the advanced standing program can be completed in 1 year. You will never need to travel here, but we would love for you to come to our campus in Owensboro, Kentucky for graduation!

Social Work Licensing Agencies

For a comprehensive listing of Social Work Licensing Boards by State click here!
Brescia University’s MSW program is in Candidacy status with the Council of Social Work Education. We recommend that you check with your state’s licensing board to understand the effect, if any, of candidacy status on professional licensing in your state.


Student at Brescia University Online

“In my experience, online classes have always given me a feeling of taking classes with my family. I say this because the sizes of the classes are smaller [and] you get to know your classmates and build emotional connections with them.”

– Pamela Hammon BSW graduate & current MSW student


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