The University of Akron - UAkron Online


Master of Social Work

100% online

Same expert faculty as in-person classes

About the Program

The online Master of Social Work (MSW) is designed for students who want to perform advanced specialized clinical work in direct practice or administration.

The MSW program will provide you with the training and hands-on skills to become a knowledgeable professional who can create changes in society and improve the lives of all people through the pursuit of social justice.

At UA, in the School of Social Work and Family Sciences turn your passion for helping people and pursuing social justice into a licensed professional. Learn more about the School of Social Work and Family Sciences.

Why Akron?

  • Most affordable pathway to an online Master of Social Work degree in Northeast Ohio.
    • Regional field placements for hands-on learning
      Faculty who are leaders in the social work field
  • No GRE required for program admission.
  • 100% asynchronous online classes can be completed within 22 months* (Part-time option also available)
  • Tailor your learning to meet your professional goals: leadership, medical, mental health, substance abuse, child, youth and family.
  • Agency-based internships enable you to gain valuable experience.

* Students with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work, and who qualify for our Advanced Standing program, can finish in 11 months.

Scholarships Available

Over 100 scholarship opportunities available for students completing courses and field placements in addictions, behavioral health and child welfare.