Master of Social Work / Advanced Standing
University of Missouri-Columbia

Program Details

Mizzou’s College of Human Environmental Sciences – School of Social Work 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 requires an undergraduate degree in social work from a CSWE-accredited program.  Mizzou refers to this accelerated curriculum as the Advanced Standing path. In this program, you’ll be challenged with advanced coursework and topics in social work, as you prepare to make a difference in your community and beyond.  While coursework is 100% online, you’ll complete a practicum, locally. This degree is offered to students in Missouri and nine contiguous states, so be sure to check with your state’s requirements prior to enrolling. Classes in the program usually include:

  • Evaluative Research in Clinical Social Work Practice
  • Fundamentals of Social Work Administration
  • Strategies of Clinical Social Work Intervention

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Missouri-Columbia is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

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)

Applicaton Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • A bachelor’s degree in social work within the last seven years at a school that is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education

Restricted States

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, US Territories, International