The University Of North Dakota - Online & Distance Education

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  • November 15

Degree Info

36 Credits
2 Years to Complete
Live Web Classes Held Evenings/Weekends with 1 On-Campus Visit
In-State Tuition Regardless of Residency

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Master of Social Work (MSW) for BSW Students

Master's Degree
Begins every Summer (May)

How Online Degrees Work

With the MSW online program, you can earn your master’s degree from the University of North Dakota without interrupting your career.* Keep in mind, to complete the program in 2 years, you are required to complete 6 credits per semester.

"Live" Online Classes

You will receive the convenience of distance learning with the personal contact and connection of “live” instruction through Web-based, online courses.

As an online student in “live” Web classes , you will:

In this manner, the class lectures, discussion, and collaboration are conducted in a very similar fashion to traditional on-campus classes.

Plus, if you miss a class, you may review recorded course content through the Internet at any time.

Local Field Placements

You will also participate in local field placements (as available) to better serve your own community.

NOTE: Background checks are required prior to entry into field placements.

*Brief On-Campus Visit: Intensive Lab

During the first year of your program, you will spend 5 to 6 days on the UND campus in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The on-campus intensive lab session is tentatively scheduled for early November.

As the only on-campus component of the program, the intensive lab session integrates, extends, and applies the knowledge you learned in previous online courses and readings.

Apply Now

Application Deadline:

  • November 15