Online Master of Social Work (MSW)

Online Format

Advance Your Career in the Rewarding Field of Social Work

The online MSW degree from the University of West Florida provides the knowledge and skills students need for clinical social work practice. Featuring clinically-focused coursework grounded in the study of medical and behavioral healthcare, this program blends field internships with hands-on learning. Our advanced standing MSW program is designed for those with a bachelor’s degree in social work and is 30 credits of clinical focused curriculum. Graduates of this CSWE-accredited program will be prepared for licensure as a clinical social worker in the state of Florida.

We also offer a traditional 60-credit hour track for students without previous social work education. This track features an additional 30 hours so students can gain the experience they need with foundational coursework.

Make a difference with your career. It starts with an online MSW from UWF.

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Start Dates

First Spring Start

Start Date: January 08, 2024

First Summer Start

Start Date: May 13, 2024

First Fall Start

Start Date: August 19, 2024

Why Should You Pursue Our MSW?

Two program options

This clinical program features both advanced standing and traditional tracks, allowing students to choose the option that fits their previous social work education.


The University of West Florida’s online MSW is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.


This program meets educational requirements for licensure as a clinical social worker in Florida.

Social Work Practice Areas

  • Medical Social Worker

    Medical social workers provide patient care to a variety of populations, conducting evaluations, advising clinicians and facilitating support services.

    Median annual salary: $52,415

  • Clinical Social Worker

    Clinical social workers are licensed mental health professionals who can provide counseling, therapy and other services to clients. These individuals can work in private practice, community organizations, health care organizations and more.

    Median annual salary: $56,466

  • Substance Abuse Counselor

    Substance abuse counselors provide therapy and counseling services for individuals who are struggling with alcohol and drug addiction or abuse.

    Median annual salary: $38,838

  • Military Social Worker

    Military social workers provide comprehensive social work services in a military setting, working closely with veterans, active duty service members and their families.

    Median annual salary: $70,820

  • Child, Family or School Social Worker

    These social workers support children who may be at risk for mental health or other issues due to circumstances at home or school.

    Median annual salary: $40,449

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Benefits of Online Learning

With our program’s convenient online format, you can easily fit your studies into your busy schedule while building a strong foundation in the skills you need to succeed in your career.

  • Learn from experienced faculty in a personalized environment
  • Grasp concepts through innovative, high-tech learning strategies
  • Have access to numerous resources

We Are Here For You

From enrollment through graduation, you’ll have support throughout your entire educational experience at the University of West Florida.

  • Enrollment Counselors

    Enrollment counselors will guide you through the admission process, helping you find the right program and answering all of your questions.

  • Transcript Team

    Our transcript team will review your transcripts if you’ve already earned credits at another higher education institution.

  • Advising Assistants

    Advising assistants will provide you with encouragement and assistance as you complete your studies.

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