Our Lady of the Lake University Online MSW Program

Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) currently offers a CSWE-accredited online MSW program through its Worden School of Social Service. OLLU’s online MSW program has two entry points:

  • Foundation MSW Program for students who earned their bachelor’s degree in a field other than social work
  • Advanced Standing MSW Program for individuals who have already earned their Bachelor’s of Social Work (BSW) from a CSWE-accredited undergraduate program

OLLU’s program is unique in that it is one of only three MSW programs in the United States that has an emphasis on serving the Hispanic community. As the Hispanic population in America is one of the fastest growing communities in the country, OLLU’s online MSW program is designed to prepare students to work in a wide variety of settings nationwide.

OLLU’s foundation MSW program requires 57 credits, which students complete over the course of a little over three years. OLLU’s advanced standing program requires the completion of 30 course credits in under two years. OLLU’s online MSW program is designed for working adults and classes use asynchronous instruction, meaning students are not required to log on at specific times to attend classes, which are seven weeks long.

OLLU’s online MSW program is entirely online in that it does not require its students to attend any on-campus intensives during their enrollment. However, as with all accredited MSW programs, students are required to complete a minimum number of hours of field education at a local approved agency. Foundation students must fulfill 950 hours of field education, which are divided into one foundational 450-hour internship and one 500-hour advanced-level internship. Students in the advanced standing program must complete one 500-hour field internship.

Application requirements for this program include a personal statement, three letters of recommendation, a professional resume, and transcripts from all post-secondary academic work. A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above is required for admission to the Foundation program (a GPA between 2.5 and 3.0 may be acceptable with the inclusion of an explanatory GPA statement). For the advanced standing program, a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or above is required.


Our Lady of the Lake University Online MSW Program: Overview

Department: Worden School of Social Service

Degree Types: Traditional and Advanced Standing

Concentrations: Generalist program with an emphasis on the Hispanic community

Program Structure: Online with field education (no campus requirements)

Instruction Methods: Program is designed for working adults with asynchronous instruction – there are no set times to log on, just weekly due dates. Courses are seven weeks long and students take one course per session.

Program Information – Traditional Standing Students

Program Overview

  • Program Name: Foundation MSW Program
  • Phone Number: (855) 275-1082

Program Requirements

  • Field Education Requirements: 950 hours (two internships: 450 hours and 500 hours)
  • Number of Credits Required: 57 credits

Program Length

  • Program Options: Part-time only
  • Program Length: Typically three to three and a half years
  • Program Start Dates: Rolling admissions

Admission Requirements

  • GPA: Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or 3.0 in the last 60 semester hours. GPAs under 3.0 will require a GPA statement
  • GRE Information: Not required

Program Information – Advanced Standing Students

Program Overview

  • Program Name: Concentration MSW Program
  • Phone Number: (855) 275-1082

Program Requirements

  • Field Education Requirements: 500 hours (one internship: ~16 hours per week)
  • Number of Credits Required: 30 credits

Program Length

  • Program Options: Part-time only
  • Program Length: Typically under 2 years
  • Program Start Dates: Rolling admissions

Admission Requirements

  • BSW Requirement: Students must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited program
  • GPA: Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in undergraduate social work major
  • GRE Information: Not required

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Our Lady of the Lake University's MSW program information was last updated in March 2020. For more information, visit the university's website above.

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