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.

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Program Details

Next Start Date: 6/27/2024
Course Length: 8 Weeks
Estimated Length: 2 Years
Credit Hours: 60-69
Cost Per Credit: $603
Accreditation: CSWE

Master of Social Work Overview

Foundation Program

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, 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

Course Map

Our online MSW degree consists of 60-69 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.

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)

Application Deadline Dates:

  • Fall Term: Complete your application by June 15
  • Spring Term: Complete your application by November 15
  • Summer Term: Complete your application by March 15

Field Deadline Dates**:

  • Fall Term: July 1
  • Spring Term: December 1
  • Summer Term: April 1

*Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirement may still apply and be considered for Advanced Standing but must include a personal statement along with the application.
**Full-time advanced standing applicants who want to complete the MSW degree, including field education, in two semesters MUST apply early and work with the MSW Director of Field Education to secure placement arrangements by the field deadline.

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Costs & Financial Aid

The online MSW costs $603 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?

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.

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, master's 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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