The online application system (Collegenet) is now open and accepting applications for fall 2018. Applications for the 62-credit curriculum and the 32-credit curriculum will be accepted through February 3, 2018.
Apply early to ensure your seat! Interested in the Online MSW option? Contact our Online MSW Coordinator Dr. Rebecca Anthony at email@example.com with your questions.
About the Online Option
Social work is a profession devoted to helping people function the best they can in their environment. Social workers are people who care about people—who want to make a difference. The Online MSW option at Salisbury University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and offers students the opportunity to earn their degree online in a student-centered, supportive environment. The online option will follow a 20-student cohort model per year with fall admission only. All courses will be offered in 7-week blocks, year round, allowing students to complete the regular option in 3 years (or the advanced standing in 17 months). Students will be required to work with the Online Field Director to identify and secure their field placement.
Orientation for admitted students will be online and mandatory. The orientation must be completed by mid-August (an exact date will be communicated to enrolled students). It will include information on:
Students who are current full-time residents of Maryland, Delaware,Virginia, West Virginia or Pennsylvaniaonly are eligible to apply.
A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
A broad liberal arts background with a minimum of 24 hours including at least one course in: sociology, psychology and introductory statistics. These undergraduate requirements may be taken at any accredited college or university, including community college.
Regular Curriculum (62 credits) applicants who hold a minimum 3.00 GPA on upper division courses and a 3.0 GPA on the 120 credits leading to the bachelor’s degree will be considered. If applicant has a 2.5 to 3.0 GPA on the 120 credits leading to the bachelor’s degree, but an otherwise strong application, consideration will be given for provisional admission.
Advanced Standing (32 credits) applicants who have completed a baccalaureate degree in Social Work from an undergraduate social work program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education within the last three years are eligible to apply for the Advanced Standing program. Applicants graduated within the last five years who have worked in human services for at least two of those years will be considered.
Advanced Standing applicants who hold a minimum of a 3.2 GPA on social work major and prerequisite courses and a 3.0 GPA on the 120 credits leading to the bachelor’s degree is required. If applicant has a 2.8 to 3.0 GPA on the 120 credits leading to a bachelors degree, but has an otherwise strong application, consideration will be given for provisional admission.
Previous graduate creditsareconsidered when assessing your qualifications.
The tuition and fee structure of the Online MSW option differs from the face-to-face and blended programs on-campus and through our satellite locations.
$750 per credit (Resident or non-resident)
In order to be successful in the online option, you will need to have access to the following technologies:
Laptop or Desktop (Windows or Mac based computer)*
Access to High-Speed Internet (DSL or Cable)
USB Microphone with Connected Headset
Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Latest version of Java (installed on your computer)
*Use of a tablet is accepted, but you will need to have access to a laptop or desktop in the event that a certain course component does not display or function properly on your tablet.
Are You Ready for Online Learning?
Learning online is not for everyone. Therefore, it is important for you to assess your own style and characteristics as a learner before enrolling in an online course. The following survey can help you determine whether an online course would fit your learning style and needs. Complete a self-assessment to determine if you're ready to pursue a degree online.