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


  • 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
  • TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or C1 Advanced score reports for applicants whose native language is not English
  • Official Transcripts
  • Resume or CV
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation

Special Accreditation

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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