Master of Social Work Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Since 2008, Brescia University’s Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences has brought you leading education with its online Bachelor of Social Work. Brescia University is excited to announce the Master of Social Work (MSW) degree, offered fully online and awarded Initial Accreditation by CSWE’s Council on Accreditation.

Brescia University’s advanced standing Master of Social Work Program is for students who have completed a CSWE-accredited Bachelor of Social Work program in the last five years. The full-time advanced standing Master of Social Work program can be completed in 9 months; the part-time program in less than two years. The next full-time and part-time advanced standing MSW cohort will begin in August of 2019. 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 2020.

The Master of Social Work Online program from Brescia University offers:

  • Affordability
    When you enroll in the 2019 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 3 years of graduating.
  • Accelerated
    Complete your online MSW program in less than two years. If you take the full-time Advanced Standing program, you’ll do it in nine months.
  • 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 full-time program or part-time program, you will complete 500 hours of field work.
  • 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.

Advanced Standing Part-Time Students

Individuals working full time and balancing family responsibilities can now complete the online Master of Social Work program. With a maximum of nine credit hours per semester, the part-time MSW program does not require students to complete practicum hours until their second year. Part-time students will receive the same flexible course options offered to full-time students, plus access to our interactive online classroom.

MSW Curriculum

Online Courses

Admission Requirements

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

View a comprehensive listing of Social Work Licensing Boards by State.

Brescia University’s MSW program is Accredited by 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.