University of Hawai’i at Manoa Hybrid MSW Program

The University of Hawai’i offers a hybrid online MSW program that follows a cohort model with some synchronous but mainly asynchronous structure. Traditional and advanced standing options are available with concentrations in Children and Families. Students are required to physically visit campus once a year, meeting live at the Oahu Campus.

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For traditional standing students, course requirements to graduate require 57 credits hours, and 900 hours of field education. Advanced standing students are required to complete 30 credit hours and 450 hours of field education. Both programs are available in a part time option and take three to four years for traditional and one full-time years for advanced. The MSW program is available through distance education technology to neighbor island residents in their communities (Hawai‘i, Moloka‘i, Kaua‘i, Maui, or Lana‘i).With the use of a computer, webcam, microphone, and televisions, students will engage in classes.

Admissions for students is in the fall only. University of Hawai’i online MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

University of Hawai’i at Manoa Hybrid MSW Program: Overview

Department: Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work

Degree Types: Traditional and Advanced Standing

Concentrations: The university may offer some of their following specializations through the distance program: Behavioral Mental Health, Child and Family, Gerontology, and Health.

Program Structure: Combination of different delivery methods including online, hybrid and on-site (at specific locations throughout Hawaii) with field practicums (note: students must visit the Oahu campus once a year).

Instruction Methods: Program follows a cohort model – students take courses through a variety of delivery methods including interactive television, online, hybrid, and face-to-face meetings at a local site.

Disclaimer: Students are required to travel to Oahu once a year to visit the campus

Program Information – Traditional Students

Program Overview

  • Program Name: Masters of Social Work Degree Distance Education Option
  • Phone Number: (808) 956-9470

Program Requirements

  • Field Education Requirements: 900 hours (four semesters)
  • Number of Credits Required: 57 credit

Program Length

  • Program Options: Part-Time Only
  • Program Length: Program takes 3 to 4 years to complete
  • Program Start Dates: Fall admission only

Admission Requirements

  • GPA: Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • GRE Information: Not Required

Program Information – Advanced Standing Students

Program Overview

  • Program Name: Masters of Social Work Degree Distance Education Option – Advanced Standing
  • Phone Number: (808) 956-9470

Program Requirements

  • Field Education Requirements: A total of 450 hours
  • Number of Credits Required: 30 credits needed to graduate

Program Length

  • Program Options: Full-Time
  • Program Length: Full-Time: 1 year
  • Program Start Dates: Fall

Admission Requirements

  • BSW Requirement: Students must have a BSW from a CSWE accredited school that was earned in the last seven years
  • GPA: Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • GRE Information: Not Required

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University of Hawai’i at Manoa's MSW program information was last updated in March 2020. For more information, visit the university's website above.

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