Online Graduate Degrees

Social Work

School of Social Work

The Master of Social Work (MSW) Outreach program accepts students with or without a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) to enroll in foundation and advanced courses in online and blended (online with face-to-face components) formats.

The face-to-face component of blended courses meet on weekends one time per month on the Urbana-Champaign campus so that students can begin the program while continuing to work in their communities. Concentrations are available in Advocacy, Youth and Family Services, Health Care, Mental Health, and School Social Work. 

Students with a BSW should apply by December 1 for a Spring Semester start.
Students without a BSW should apply by January 15 for a Summer Semester start. 

Application Requirements

  • Bachelor’s from accredited University

  • Twenty hours of social and behavioral sciences, humanities, and biological sciences

  • Evidence of personal attributes that are suitable for the profession of social work

  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or better for the last (60) semester hours or ninety (90) quarter hours of coursework

  • Experience in human services (paid, volunteer, research and/or internship)

  • Resume

  • 3 Letters of recommendation

  • Transcripts

  • Personal Statement

  • School of Social Work Application Information Statement



  • 9-14 courses Online phase

  • Internship

  • 3 Semesters on campus



  • Tuition: $14,072/$29,238(In State/ Out of State)