Master of Social Work
Utica University

Program Details

Utica University’s 100% online Master of Social Work (MSW) focuses on clinical social work with courses in trauma-informed practice, assessment of mental health, motivational interviewing, and cognitive-behavioral therapies. 

This program is fully online with no residency requirements, allowing you to earn your degree while maintaining a comfortable work, life, and family balance. You can complete the 60-credit program in as few as eight semesters with 900 hours of field placement and no residency requirements. Once you’ve completed the program, you will be academically eligible to sit for licensure exams in your state. 

Because the curriculum was developed by faculty who are experienced educators and practitioners in professional social work and recovery services, practice courses integrate recovery theory with traditional clinical social work theories, uniquely preparing clinical social workers to promote mental health in individuals, families, and groups. 


Utica’s MSW has been granted candidacy status for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation (CSWE-COA). 

Candidacy status affirms the program meets the initial criteria set by the CSWE to move forward with the accreditation process. This allows all students in the program to date to be recognized as graduating from an accredited program once the program achieves full accreditation, expected by 2024. 

Candidacy by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation applies to all locations and delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program. 

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100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Utica 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)

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • Students are responsible for verifying the licensure requirements in the state in which they plan to practice.