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Master of Social Work

Master of Social Work Degree Online

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    Affordability
    When you enroll in the 2017 MSW cohort, you’ll pay only $600 per credit hour. Brescia’s commitment to affordability means you’ll also receive reimbursement up to $230 when you pass your ASWB social work licensing examination within 60 days of graduating.
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    Accelerated
    Complete your online MSW program in less than two years. If you take the Advanced Standing program, you’ll do it in less than one year.
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    Experience
    To ensure you’re well-prepared to enter professional practice, you’ll complete 900 hours of field work. If you take the Advanced Standing program, you’ll complete 500 hours, earning your degree faster than ever.
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    Collaboration
    Brescia requires weekly, evening, synchronous chats for all courses, giving you the opportunity to experience virtual, real-time, face-to-face contact with your professors and classmates. Small class sizes also mean you’ll get the personalized attention you deserve.

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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 Master of Social Work (MSW) degree, offered fully online.

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

MSW Curriculum


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.

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 & MSW graduate 


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