Online MSW Programs in New York (NY)

Online master of social work (MSW) programs can be found throughout New York State. Programs in New York City, Garden City, and Buffalo are open to aspiring social workers state-wide, although some options are hybrid or blended programs that require students to spend time on campus. Students in New York may also choose to pursue an online MSW program out-of-state, at universities as closeby as New Jersey and as far away as California.

Here are universities in New York that offer master’s level social work programs entirely online, hybrid, or accept students from New York, according to the Council on Social Work Education.

Please note: All online MSW programs require students to complete field education at a local health services agency.

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University of Denver
Master of Social Work
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Master of Social Work
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Case Western Reserve University
Master of Science in Social Administration
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Colleges in New York with Online MSW Programs

Colleges in New York with Online MSW Programs
UNIVERSITY LOCATION STRUCTURE OF PROGRAM PROGRAM OPTIONS
Adelphi University Garden City, NY Limited Campus Visits Required Traditional and Advanced (PT)
Columbia University New York, NY 100% Online Traditional (FT & PT) Advanced (PT))
Fordham University
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University at Buffalo (SUNY) Buffalo, NY 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (PT)
Yeshiva University New York, NY 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (FT & PT)

Colleges in New York with Hybrid MSW Programs

Colleges in New York with Hybrid MSW Programs
UNIVERSITY LOCATION STRUCTURE OF PROGRAM PROGRAM OPTIONS
Touro College New York, NY Campus Visits Required Traditional and Advanced Standing (FT & PT)


Online MSW Programs that Accept Students from New York

Online MSW Programs that Accept Students from New York
University Name Program Structure Program Options
Adelphi University Limited Campus Visits Required Traditional/Advanced PT
Arizona State University 100% Online Traditional/Advanced PT
Baylor University
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100% Online Traditional FT & PT
Boise State University 100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT & PT
Boston University 100% Online Traditional/Advanced PT
California State University, Northridge 100% Online Traditional FT
California State University, San Bernardino Limited Campus Visits Required Traditional PT
Campbellsville University 100% Online Traditional FT, Advanced FT & PT
Capella University 100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT & PT
Case Western Reserve University 100% Online Traditional/Advanced PT
Columbia University 100% Online Traditional FT & PT, Advanced PT
Delaware State University 100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT
Edinboro University 100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT
Florida State University 100% Online Traditional/Advanced PT
Fordham University
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100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT & PT
George Mason University 100% Online Traditional PT
Humboldt State University Limited Campus Visits Required Traditional/Advanced PT
Indiana University 100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT & PT
Louisiana State University 100% Online Traditional FT & PT, Advanced FT
Loyola University Chicago 100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT & PT
Metropolitan State University of Denver 100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT & PT
New Mexico State University 100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT
Ohio State University 100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT & PT
Ohio University 100% Online Traditional/Advanced PT
Our Lady of the Lake University 100% Online Traditional/Advanced PT
Portland State University Limited Campus Visits Required Traditional PT, Advanced FT
Rutgers University 100% Online Traditional PT, Advanced FT
Samford University 100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT & PT
San Jose State University Limited Campus Visits Required Traditional PT
Simmons University
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100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT & PT
Temple University 100% Online Traditional PT
Texas State University - San Marcos 100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT & PT
The Catholic University of America 100% Online Traditional/Advanced PT
Tulane University 100% Online Traditional FT & PT, Advanced FT
University at Buffalo (SUNY) 100% Online Traditional/Advanced PT
University of Arkansas 100% Online Advanced FT
University of Central Florida 100% Online Traditional/Advanced PT
University of Denver
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100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT & PT
University of Georgia 100% Online Traditional PT
University of Houston 100% Online Traditional/Advanced PT
University of Kentucky 100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT
University of Louisville 100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT & PT
University of Nevada, Reno 100% Online Traditional 8 Semesters, Advanced 4 Semesters
University of New England (UNE) 100% Online Traditional PT, Advanced Accelerated & PT
University of New Hampshire 100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT
University of North Dakota Limited Campus Visits Required Traditional/Advanced PT
University of South Florida 100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT & PT
University of Tennessee at Knoxville 100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT & PT
University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley 100% Online Advanced FT
West Virginia University 100% Online Traditional/Advanced PT
Western New Mexico University 100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT & PT
Winthrop University 100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT
Yeshiva University 100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT & PT

All online MSW programs require field education at a local health services agency. Programs that are 100% online do not require students to visit the campus during the program.

How to Become a Social Worker in New York

The New York Office of the Professions issues two types of social work license: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). Below are some common steps to become a social worker in New York, which you should confirm with New York’s board of social workers. Information regarding licensure in New York was last retrieved in August 2020.

Pathway to Become an LCSW in New York

Pathway to Become an LMSW in New York

  • Complete a bachelor’s degree.
  • Complete a Master of Social Work degree program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
  • Pass the Master’s Social Work Licensing Examination from the Association of Social Work Boards.
  • Complete coursework on the identification and reporting of child abuse.
  • Apply to the New York Office of the Professions.

For more detailed information on becoming a social worker in New York, visit the New York Office of the Professions. You can also refer to our guides on general requirements for becoming a social worker and becoming an LCSW.

Last updated: September 2020