Master of Social Work / Direct Practice
Carlow University

Program Details

Take the Direct Practice route of the online Master of Social Work from Carlow University.  This program, designed for the working professional, may be taken by those currently in possession of their BSW, as well as those without who are working in the field.  The CU online master’s in social work with a focus in direct practice will cover distinct topics, including but not limited to:

  • Professional orientation
  • Basic treatment approaches
  • Mental health diagnosis

Through this program, you are prepared to sit for licensure, and able to pursue a variety of careers in nonprofits, schools, community organizations, healthcare, and more.  If you have already earned your BSW, consider the advanced placement track, cutting your time to degree.  Tailor your education to fit your career goals with supervised fieldwork, expand your skills in assessment, evaluation, intervention, and more.  Become a direct practice social worker, challenged and rewarded by your advanced knowledge and compassion through Carlow University online.

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Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Carlow University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Applicants who do not have a BSW degree may complete this program in 60 credits.
  • This program has on-campus requirements.