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How long does it take to complete the online Master of Social Work (MSW) program?

The full online MSW program can be completed in as few as 30 months, but students who require a part-time commitment can extend their coursework to a maximum of four years.

How long do individual courses within the program last?

Each individual course lasts eight weeks. Fieldwork assignments cover a total of 30 weeks and are arranged at the beginning of each academic year.

How much time will I have to dedicate to classes each week?

As a full-time program, students should expect to commit 35-45 hours per week.

How will I receive grades?

Grades will be posted in the online student portal.

Are faculty accessible outside of planned class hours?

Absolutely. Wurzweiler faculty work to maintain close interaction with all students, providing one-on-one consultation and advisement as needed, and will remain highly accessible to you throughout the program. After registering for the program, you will receive direct contact information for all faculty associated with your coursework and will also be able to engage them through discussion boards in the online learning management system.

How are fieldwork placements conducted for online students?

They must find field placements on their own, but they must be approved by our Director of Field and must meet CSWE guidelines for supervision.

How many credit hours are required to complete the program?

The full MSW program requires 60 credit hours to complete. Students accepted to Advanced Standing will require 30 credit hours to complete the program.

I currently work at a social service agency. Can I receive credit for fieldwork in this role?

Students do not receive credit for current work, but can have their placement at their current job, providing they can be supervised by someone accredited and approved and are performing duties outside of their current job for their field hours. Students are not paid for field work hours.