Online Master of Social Work (MSW)

Make a Difference in Your Community Through Advanced Generalist Practice

Take the next step in your career with Fairleigh Dickinson University’s online master’s in social work. Through an emphasis on social justice, economic justice and human rights, this program prepares you to serve others in your community. You will learn to improve quality of life for clients by supporting their physical, psychological and social well-being. The MSW degree online program qualifies graduates for advanced social work practice and can be completed in two years or less.

FDU offers a 30-hour advanced standing or 60-hour traditional MSW program plan so you can choose the right option for your previous academic experience. BSW graduates may qualify to fast-track directly into concentration coursework, while students from other educational backgrounds complete a foundational curriculum first.

The master’s in social work includes extensive field practicum opportunities and hands-on learning. Students may pursue placements in healthcare, schools, criminal justice, mental health, nonprofits and more. Because coursework is delivered fully online, you can study at your own pace as you earn an in-demand credential for continued success. Discover excellence in social work education from FDU. Contact an enrollment counselor today to learn more!

Why Fairleigh Dickinson Online?

  • Global Community of Scholars

    Our programs span the planet, allowing students everywhere to earn an academically rigorous degree.

  • Veteran Friendly

    FDU is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon program, and is listed as a Best College for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report.

  • Personalized Learning

    Through its small intimate classes and superb faculty, FDU offers students a hands-on approach to learning that caters to individual needs.