Social Work Licensure Requirements
SocialWorkLicensure.org provides state specific social work licensure and certification requirements including education requirements, exam requirements, reciprocity licensure information, and professional organization contacts.
State government websites can be a bit overwhelming at times, proving difficult to navigate to specific social work licensure and certification information. SocialWorkLicensure.org provides an easy to navigate experience, ultimately leading to a much more efficient path for finding social work licensure requirements in each state.
*Some states have exemptions for social workers to practice without a license or certification. Information regarding these exemptions is provided for applicable states.
The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work offers a CSWE-accredited online Master's in Social Work. This program is top-ranked by US News and World Report. The GRE is not required to apply to the [email protected] program. Bachelor's required. Learn more about this program.
Aspiring social workers can earn an MSW online from Simmons College in as few as 15 months. To be admitted to [email protected], candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA from an accredited college or university. Request information.
[email protected] is the online Master of Social Work program from the top-20–ranked University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW). The program is for students who earned a bachelor’s degree in a field other than social work. GRE scores are not required. Request information.
Capella University is now offering an online Master of Social Work that is in CSWE candidacy status. The MSW program helps prepare students to enter the general or clinical practice role (in most states). Capella also offers an online Doctor of Social Work. Click Here to contact Capella University about their Master of Social Work program or Doctor of Social Work program.
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