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Online MSW Program Overview

Application Deadline

December 1, 2017

Full-time Program

14 to 16 months

Part-time Program

24 to 32 months

GRE Required

No

Tulane University has built its online Master of Social Work program on the foundation of its century-long experience training social workers in New Orleans. In other words, New Orleans’ unique resilience in facing disaster, its creativity and innovation, and its open and indefatigable activist community are all written indelibly into our curriculum.

Program Goals

The Tulane University School of Social Work's online Master of Social Work Program:

Hands-on training

Prepares students to engage in relationship-centered, clinical-community practice to enhance the biopsychosocial capacity and resilience of individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities;

social justice

Teaches students to value human diversity and work to promote social and economic justice;

Good idea in a person's mind

Prepares students to create and exchange responsive, community-based knowledge and research for relevant, effective, and innovative social work practice; and

Group of people collaborating

Promotes integrative learning by drawing from and contributing to the diverse, culturally rich, inspiring, and challenging environment of New Orleans and through opportunities for intercultural experience.

Group of social work students

Program Details

Tulane University’s School of Social Work has been a leader in the field for 100 years, and by enrolling in our online Master of Social Work program, aspiring social workers will learn the skills and tools required to bring positive change to communities across the world.

Tulane’s online MSW program fits into your life, because it’s adaptable to your schedule.

  • The 60 total credit hours required to complete the program can be completed in as few as four semesters or approximately 16 months.
  • The flexible part-time option spreads the program across eight semesters, which can be completed in 24 or 32 months, depending on course load per semester.

Required MSW Coursework

Fully accredited by the Council of Social Work Education and ranked in the top 20 schools of social work in the country, Tulane School of Social Work offers a "clinical-community" curriculum based on relationship-centered practice. We invite you to review the required coursework.

Field Education

Every online MSW student is also required to complete 990 hours of field-based education. This integral part of the online master’s degree in social work program pairs each student with an organizational partner in the individual’s city or town to start getting on-the-ground experience working within the student’s own community. The fieldwork experience and the rest of the curriculum are mutually supportive so that students can get the most out of every piece of their time with Tulane.

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