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Master of Social Work

Skilled social workers play an essential role in our society: helping vulnerable people overcome challenges. The online CSWE-accredited Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program from Capella University can develop your expertise toward an advanced generalist practice, and help people get access to the vital services they need for a happier life.

In addition to being accredited by the CSWE, this program is aligned to national standards and designed around advanced generalist practice licensing standards.

If you already have a CSWE-accredited BSW, our MSW–Advanced Standing program may be a better fit for you.

Scholar-practitioner faculty

Learn the latest in academic theory and applied practice from experienced faculty members who are actively engaged in their professions.


Apply your skills and knowledge in the field with direct client contact and supervision. Solve real-world challenges as you progress through the coursework.

Blended, flexible learning

Prepare to serve as an advanced generalist practitioner. Build relevant leadership skills with a combination of online and in-person learning experiences.

Classes start January 10

At a Glance

  • Online & in-person
  • 15 Core courses
  • 2 Elective courses
  • 5 Practicum/internship
  • CSWE accredited
  • Mission-focused curriculum

Reduce your tuition by $3,000

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $3,000 Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your master’s degree.