Master of Social Work
Northcentral University

Program Details

Northcentral’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences offers two tracks for students to earn an online MSW.  Both tracks follow curriculum guidelines of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).  This particular path does not require an undergraduate degree in social work.  Rather, it progressively builds a solid knowledge base of practices, ethics and communication within the field and then transitions to more advanced theory and applications.  NCU refers to this MSW online curriculum as the Foundational Track.  In this program, you’ll be well-prepared to enter positions within social services to help individuals, families and groups face challenges in their lives.  You’ll participate in experiential learning through a practicum, which can usually be completed locally.  With NCU’s online MSW,  you will make a difference in your community and beyond.  Sample classes from the program include:

  • Social Work in Behavioral Health
  • Forensic Clinical Social Work Practice
  • Leadership in Social Work Practice

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Northcentral University is accredited by:

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

NCU is a WSCUC accredited institution. WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, WSCUC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). For program disclosures, visit

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Official College Transcript(s)

Restricted States

Arkansas, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee