Explore Salem State's Master of Social Work Online Program
Salem State's Master of Social Work (MSW) curriculum emphasizes preparation for direct social work practice with individuals, families, groups, and organizations. The focus of the Online MSW Program is on integrated health and behavioral health practice and is designed to meet the contemporary workforce needs in a range of diverse settings. This emphasizes the major contributions MSW graduates are qualified to make in the future of healthcare systems that address both behavioral and physical health from the points of engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation, integrated practice incorporates an ability to address multiple systems levels from micro through macro.
Why Consider the Online Master of Social Work (MSW) Cohort Program?
Academic excellence- Engage with highly trained faculty who support best practices for online learning and are committed to social justice.
Accessibility- Allows equitable access to education for diverse learners located throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Convenience- Reduces the need for commuting to campus and allows for flexibility in managing multiple life responsibilities.
Autonomy- Allows students to exercise autonomy while supporting self-directed learning.
Completion of the MSW degree in a three-year part-time online program
The cohort model provides a community that expands professional networks.
Academic advisors provide individualized academic and professional guidance and consultation.
The Office of Field Education provides individualized support and planning for student practicum.
Opportunities to work with faculty as a graduate research assistant
Online MSW Program Details
Students of the Online MSW Program will:
Take courses during the spring, summer, and fall semesters
Participate in weekly courses that are offered virtually at 5 pm and 7 pm (note some courses may be offered asynchronously)
Participate in two required Field Education practica in Massachusetts with the option of completing them with their existing employer (provided they meet specific criteria)
Begin field practicum during their third semester, which includes a monthly evening seminar
Participate in up to two in-person meetings during the academic year to support connection and community