Campbellsville University's online MSW 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.

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Program Details

Next Start Date: September 3rd
Course Length: 8 Weeks
Estimated Length: 2 Years
Credit Hours: 60
Cost Per Credit: $559
Accreditation: CSWE

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, the program helps you develop an advanced understanding of the practical and theoretical knowledge necessary for becoming a leader in social work.

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 VA or while on active duty in the military as an addiction or substance abuse counselor.

Through the foundation track curriculum of the program, you will examine the basic skills required for performing general social work practice with individuals, families, communities and groups. The curriculum additionally addresses societal changes, influences and trends, as well as multicultural issues and religion.

The advanced standing track curriculum option equips you with the skills necessary to identify, assess and address current global social issues. You will also learn the theories, methods and techniques related to intervention with children and families. The curriculum covers other topics, such as psychopathology, change theory, community development and grant writing.

With the clinical track curriculum, you will focus on psychopathology, addictions, clinical diagnosis and psychopharmacology. You will also learn about clinical administration and the relevant ethics.

You can apply to complete just the advanced standing or clinical tracks if you have already completed the foundation track of the curriculum or have earned a BSW from a CSWE-accredited undergraduate social work program within the past seven years. Each track takes only one year to complete and consists of 30 credit hours. If you do not already have a BSW, you will need to complete the full 60 credit hours of the program.

Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Our online Master of Social Work program is also accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). In addition, the fully online program gives you the opportunity to study whenever best fits your schedule. The degree’s faculty members also have real-life experience that they incorporate into the curriculum.

Course Map

Our online MSW degree consists of 60 credit hours and can be completed in two years. However, eligible students taking the advanced standing track can earn the degree in only one year by completing only 30 credits. Students who are pursuing the degree need 900 practicum hours combined field practice (Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work). Therefore, degree completion requires the remainder of the 900 hours of approved experience. Students are responsible for finding and securing their own field placements.

Admissions Requirements

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:

  1. Online application
  2. Completed Carver School MSW graduate program application form (sent via Adobe Sign)
  3. Conferred degree transcripts from all accredited institutions
  4. Three recommendations using the standardized social work program recommendation form (sent via Adobe Sign)

Applicants pursuing only the advanced standing track must have:

  1. Applicants seeking advanced standing must have a completed Baccalaureate Social Work Degree from a CSWE accredited program and have an overall GPA of 2.5.
  2. Received No Ds, Fs or Us (students must retake these prior to transitioning to the advanced year).

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.

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?

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Our well-rounded education in the arts and sciences is central to our goal of fostering your personal and professional growth.

Faith-Based Education

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.

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