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Online Master of Social Work

   Engaging On-Campus Learning Experiences    Online Flexibility    Distinguished Faculty    Personalized Approach
   Placements Near You    90%+ Employment Rate    No GRE

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The Online Master of Social Work (MSW) degree is a part-time program designed to prepare students for advanced professional social work practice in a range of health and human services agencies. The graduate program offers the perfect balance of online convenience and personal, face-to-face learning with renowned faculty and fellow students. There is also an Advanced Standing option for students who hold a bachelor’s degree in social work from a university or college accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. For more information on the Advanced Standing option for the Online Master’s of Social Work click here.

The coursework can be primarily completed online, on your own time, allowing you to manage work and family responsibilities. You’ll benefit from receiving individualized instruction from our dedicated faculty during live, online sessions as well as completing coursework during learning experiences in the New York City (NYC) area twice per year at our Long Island campus. In addition, our caring team will help to arrange field placements for you in the NYC area or near your own community.

We are affiliated with more than 1,000 human service agencies throughout the New York metropolitan region, including, but not limited to:

  • Child welfare agencies
  • Community centers
  • Detention centers and correctional facilities
  • Domestic violence agencies
  • Mental health clinics
  • Medical and psychiatric hospitals
  • Nursing homes and extended care facilities
  • Residential treatment facilities
  • Schools
  • Substance abuse treatment programs
  • Veteran’s programs
  • Youth service agencies
Students enjoying themselves at the Garden City campus NY
Ranked among the country’s best Graduate Schools of Social Work by U.S. News and World Report.
Recognized Adelphi in the Community Engagement Classification.

Adelphi is proud to offer the Online MSW program with a rigorous but flexible curriculum taught by expert faculty who are practitioners, researchers, and activists. The core curriculum provides the knowledge, skills, values and ethics essential to all forms and levels of generalist social work practice. Building on this foundation, you’ll complete a concentration in advanced, contemporary direct practice—and prepare to be a social work practitioner using sophisticated clinical skills in work with individuals, small groups, families and couples.

To learn more about Adelphi University’s Online Master of Social Work (MSW), use the form provided and download a free brochure.

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About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning.

Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves nearly 8,200 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.

More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.

At the Adelphi University School of Social Work, we train practitioners to improve the lives of individuals, families, groups, and communities. We’re consistently ranked as one of the top programs in the nation—a strong advocate for social justice and a driving force for ethical social work practice.

The demand for social workers is expected to rise 15% by 2026—much faster than the national average. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
91.4% of MSW students gain employment within a year after graduating.