MSW – Social Work (CSWE-accredited)
Capella University

Program Details

You can learn to make a dramatic difference in communities with this online MSW from Capella. You’ll learn advocacy, counseling, and other skills for intervening in the lives of others in an effort to improve their quality of life. The curriculum, which is CSWE-accredited, will also teach you how to work successfully across interdisciplinary teams in implementing solutions to both human and social problems. Involving a practicum, curriculum usually includes:

  • Mental Health Practice and Advanced Interventions: Theory and Practice
  • Integrative Technology in Advanced Social Work Practice
  • Clinical Supervision and Leadership in Social Work Practice

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Capella University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

  • Higher Learning Commission:, 800.621.7440 
  • Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552),

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.7 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Essay/Writing Sample, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Two 7-day in-person residencies are required.

Capella University’s Master of Social Work programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact CSWE’s accreditation staff.