Master of Social Work / Advanced Standing
University of South Dakota

Program Details

The online MSW from the University of South Dakota prepares individuals to deliver competent and ethical social services in the diverse communities of the state and surrounding region. Students with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from an accredited institution can apply for Advanced Standing to complete the degree with 36 credit hours rather than the standard 60 credit hours.

Graduates of the online master’s in Social Work can provide clinical and therapeutic services, staff supervision, community development, organizational planning, and social policy analysis and advocacy. Out-of-state students should confirm that this program meets licensure or certification requirements in their state.

Students will gain advanced knowledge and skills in areas including:

  • Practice with communities
  • Practice with individuals, children, and families
  • Practice-informed qualitative research
  • Social policy
  • Practice with organizations, administration, and supervision

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of South Dakota is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • Must hold a baccalaureate degree in Social Work from a CSWE-accredited program