Online Social Work Programs in Delaware

Delaware State University

Among the many social work schools in Delaware, Delaware State University (DSU) is the only one to offer an online degree. Based in Dover, the school offers a bachelor of social work on campus and a master of social work both online and on campus. Delaware State University has a long history as a historically Black college, and about 70% of its student population is Black.


Delaware State University Online Master of Social Work

  • Credits and Courses: The curriculum consists of 60 credits over 20 courses. DSU delivers all of the program's coursework asynchronously.
  • Completion Time: A full-time student can finish the program in two years, while a part-time student typically graduates in three. Advanced standing students can bypass 28 required credits and graduate even more quickly.
  • Field Education: Each student can complete a four-part practicum experience at a placement site local to them.
  • Exam Preparation: The program prepares graduates for the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) exam.
  • Online Student Support: Online students in the social work program receive technology support and access to Delaware State University's library services.
  • Cost: $430/credit in-state; $948/credit out-of-state
  • Admission Requirements: Each applicant must earn a minimum undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5, with a 3.0 for major-related courses. DSU also requires GRE, GMAT, or MAT scores, letters of recommendation, and official transcripts.

Delaware State University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). DSU's online social work programs hold programmatic accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

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