Change Lives in a Changing World
Baylor’s Master of Social Work (MSW) is unique among MSW online degree programs in that we prepare students to serve both individuals and communities with compassion and care, from one-on-one clinical practice to large, complex social justice issues. Our online students are supported by a community of peers and faculty that fosters meaningful group discussions with their cohort. With a Baylor MSW in hand, students are fully prepared with the right understanding, empathy, and clinical skills to go into the world and make a difference.
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Your Community Needs Transformative Social Workers.
If you are seeking to help people and to advocate for those who are vulnerable or experiencing oppression, you will find there is no limit to the opportunity to affect positive change as a social work professional.
As a Baylor online MSW graduate, you will be uniquely positioned to work in a wide array of settings with individuals, groups, communities and organizations, in a variety of roles such as school social worker, individual and family therapist, community organizer, medical social worker, mental health counselor, foster care specialist, nonprofit leaders and program developers.
“ Employment of social workers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2019 to 2029 — much faster than the average for other occupations.
— Bureau of Labor Statistics”
Your MSW Journey Starts Online with Baylor
Our MSW online program provides the same collaboration, engagement, and practicum placement opportunities available to students in our residential program. You can be sure the education you receive meets the highest standards in the field. And Baylor’s online Master of Social Work MSW is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
Baylor Online MSW Program Options
Each program option will prepare you to graduate as a culturally responsive and competent social work professional who is ready to pursue licensure and promote meaningful change in the lives of vulnerable populations worldwide.
Standard Program MSW students are students who hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. During this 58-credit hour program, students begin coursework by engaging in generalist coursework for the first 29 hours of the program. Students then move on to the specialized curriculum, choosing either the clinical or community practice specialization for the final 29 hours. Click to learn more about the Standard Online MSW program.
Advanced Standing MSW students begin their advanced coursework by choosing either a clinical or community specialization. This program is a 30-credit program for students with a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from a CSWE-accredited college or university within the last five years. Click to learn more about the Advanced Standing Online MSW program.