Online Master of Social Work (MSW)

Advance your career in social work at the #16-ranked social work program in the nation. No GRE is required, and scholarships are available.

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Enhance Your Ability to Impact Others

Earning a top-ranked graduate degree in social work from Rutgers is a powerful career move that prepares you professionally and personally. You’ll learn how to effectively promote social justice, empower individuals and groups who are marginalized, and serve and strengthen underserved communities. Courses are asynchronous, allowing you to complete your degree around your schedule.

Rutgers 100% Online MSW degree—including two field placements that you can take at agencies across the country—prepares you to become an exceptional clinical social worker. New career opportunities will open up in diverse areas including child welfare, health care, mental health, and much more. As part of your degree, you can also choose a specialized certificate in Latina/o/x Initiatives for Service, Training and Assessment (LISTA) or Interpersonal Violence and Trauma.

The program is 100% online and no GRE is required for admission. Scholarships are available.


New Jersey graduate social work program

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National graduate social work program

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Choose Your Format & Optional Certificate


  • Part-Time: Advance your education while you work and maintain other commitments. You’ll complete your degree in three years.
  • Full-Time: As a full-time student, you’ll complete your education in two years and begin field work right away.
  • Advanced Standing (Part-Time): If you have a BSW or BASW from a CSWE-accredited school, you can finish your degree in two years as a part-time student.


No additional coursework is required to earn a certificate.

  • Interpersonal Violence and Trauma Certificate: Specialize your advanced studies on issues of Interpersonal Violence and Trauma to prepare to enter the field upon graduation.
  • Latina/o/x Initiatives for Service, Training, and Assessment (LISTA) Certificate: Develop specialized cultural understanding and knowledge to serve Hispanic populations more effectively.

Experience Rutgers Online

Academic Excellence

Nationally ranked research institution

Rutgers Quality. 100% Online.

Same faculty and academic rigor as on-campus programs

Flexible & Convenient for You

Flexibility to balance your education with work and family life

Affordable Tuition

Nationally competitive tuition and no online course fees


Real-world skills that translate to career success

Small Class Sizes

Interactive learning with faculty and peers

Committed to Excellence, Wherever You Are

As America’s 8th oldest institution of higher learning, Rutgers University has produced alumni who’ve made their imprint on American history for generations, improving local, regional, national, and global communities in myriad meaningful ways.

We are a nationally-recognized research institution and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education with industry recognized faculty of Guggenheim Fellows, MacArthur “Genius Awards” Fellows, Fulbright Scholars, and Pulitzer Prize winners. Whether educating students on campus in New Jersey or online across the country, we are committed to excellence in education, providing a positive student experience, and producing good citizens of the world.

With every new class, we seek to evolve and continue our storied tradition of excellence and integrity.

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