Campbellsville University's online MSW program allows you to advance your career and take on a leadership role in the field of social work while learning how to work with individuals, families, communities and groups.
Master of Social Work Overview
The online Master of Social Work degree from Campbellsville University prepares you for career advancement so that you can move out of entry-level positions in the field. With a curriculum rooted in ethical and Christian ideals along with trauma-informed practice, this program helps you develop an advanced understanding of the practical and theoretical knowledge necessary for becoming a leader in social work.
Developed for your professional success, the program’s foundation curriculum examines the basic skills required for general social work practice with individuals, families, communities and groups. Additionally, courses also address societal changes, influences and trends, and multicultural issues and religion.
The fully online MSW program allows you to study in a format that fits your life and current work commitments. You will learn from a faculty of expert practitioners who incorporate valuable field experience into the curriculum.
With our CSWE-accredited online MSW, you can pursue a career in a wide range of areas, including therapy and counseling, community mental health, child protection, the criminal justice system, public advocacy and home health. You could also enter a career in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or as an addiction or substance abuse counselor while on active duty in the U.S. military.
Who Is This Online Program For?
Students who have an academic background in an unrelated field can gain the experience needed to enter the field of social work through this foundation program. Those with a bachelor’s degree in social work can accelerate their studies by completing our advanced standing program.
Additional Program Information
Our online MSW degree consists of 60 credit hours and can be completed in less than two years.
The Council on Social Work Education requires MSW students to have 900 hours of field practice at degree completion. This program includes 450 hours at the foundations level. Students are responsible for finding and securing their field placements.
The foundation year of the MSW program is for students that do not have an undergraduate degree in social work from a CSWE-accredited undergraduate social work program or do not meet the admission criteria for advanced standing.
A student enrolled full time will take 6 graduate terms to complete the foundations curriculum and 8 graduate terms to complete the full 60-hour program. There are three entry points to the foundation year of the MSW program: August, January and May.
- SWK 510: Foundation Practicum I (225 clock hours)
- SWK 511: Foundation Practicum II (225 clock hours)
- SWK 520: Human Development
- SWK 530: Research Methods
- SWK 545: Practice Foundation I – Individuals
- SWK 546: Practice Foundation II – Families
- SWK 547: Practice Foundation III – Communities
- SWK 548: Practice Foundation IV – Groups
- SWK 570: Cultural Competency
- SWK 575: Policy and Practice
In order to apply to Campbellsville University’s accredited online master’s degree in social work, students must complete or submit for review the following steps:
- Online application
- Completed Carver School MSW graduate program application form (sent via Adobe Sign)
- Conferred degree transcripts from all accredited institutions
- Three recommendations using the standardized social work program recommendation form (sent via Adobe Sign)
Application Deadline Dates:
- Fall Term: Complete your application by May 31
- Spring Term: Complete your application by November 1
- Summer Term: Complete your application by March 1
Costs & Financial Aid
The online MSW costs $559 per credit hour. In order to help students afford their education, Campbellsville University’s staff is available to work with students to discover available financial aid options.
Students completing the foundation program may transfer a maximum of 12 credits from a regionally accredited institution.
Campbellsville University is a military-friendly school and a proud member of the Yellow Ribbon program. Students who are currently serving at home or abroad or are veterans can further their education in a conducive online environment.
Careers in Social Work
As a graduate from Campbellsville University’s online master’s degree in social work program, you can pursue several careers. Potential career outcomes include:
Why CU Online?
Focused on Your Growth
Our well-rounded education in the arts and sciences is central to our goal of fostering your personal and professional growth.
Founded in 1906 as a Christian university, we welcome diverse perspectives and prepare students to become Christian servant leaders.
Affordable and Convenient
Campbellsville seeks to provide an affordable education for its students. Our online degree programs are in a convenient format so you can study whenever and wherever you want.
Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Campbellsville University.
Benefits of Learning Online
Campbellsville University offers several dynamic online degrees so that students can continue their education and hone their skills. Campbellsville’s online campus has been recognized as one of the best by numerous outlets. The institution’s faculty members have real-world experience in their fields, so students can get a glimpse of working in their prospective career. Students can also conveniently fit online coursework into their busy schedules.
Frequently Asked Questions
Still have questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.
- Yes. We offer a generous transfer policy for our online degree programs. Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.
- Yes. You will have to complete the FAFSA form, and we will then determine your eligibility for any financial aid. Visit our financial aid page to learn more about your options, which include scholarships and grants.
- You can apply to our online degree programs through the online application form. Remember to submit official copies of your high school and/or college transcripts, along with any other required documentation that is specific to your degree program. You can visit the admissions process page to learn more about what to expect throughout the process.