EARN YOUR MSW AND ADVANCE SOCIAL JUSTICE BY SERVING THE UNDERSERVED

Master of Social Work
(MSW) Online

Develop your passion for helping others with an MSW from George Mason University. With a focus on social justice, you'll graduate with an understanding of how to advance equity and human rights in any community. As you learn, take advantage of Mason's established community connections and explore rich fieldwork opportunities for hands-on learning.

*Our online MSW option was approved by CSWE in June of 2019.

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Why Choose Mason's MSW?

  • A curriculum focused on social justice, empowerment, and serving the underserved
  • Experienced faculty with current research, years of experience, and a global perspective
  • Rich opportunities for hands-on fieldwork experience as part of program practicum requirement
  • Part-time, online format provides flexibility and accessibility for working professionals anywhere
  • Provides students with tools to help reduce the high stress in their profession
  • Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • ADVANCE YOUR CAREER IN THREE YEARS
  • THE NEXT STEP TO LICENSURE
  • BUILD YOUR NETWORK
  • Earn your MSW in three years and bring what you learn back to your community
  • An MSW is required for licensure as a clinical social worker and can often mean career advancement
  • Develop relationships with a diverse faculty and student body of active researchers and passionate social workers

MSW Curriculum – Hands-On Experience

Through Mason's MSW program, you'll take part in two supervised fieldwork practicums in a real-world social service organization. You'll put your learning to use, then discuss your experience in a bimonthly seminar and examine how theory informs your work with individuals, families, groups, and communities.

In total, you'll explore 60 credit hours of the latest research when it comes to improving the lives of others, with a focus on using social work to advance human rights, equity, and social justice for all kinds of people. Course topics include:

  • Alumni Success LogoHuman Behavior and Social Systems
  • Alumni Success LogoInfluencing Social Policy
  • Alumni Success LogoResearch Methods for Social Workers
  • Alumni Success LogoAdvanced Clinical Practice

Preparing MSW Changemakers

Join a program centered on social justice and put your passion to work for others. Serve the underserved with a deeper understanding of how research and systems thinking can impact the success of an individual or community at large. As you develop your skills, advance your career with lifetime access to George Mason University's career services.