Online Social Work Programs in Idaho

Boise State University

As the most prominent name in Idaho social work, the Boise State University School of Social Work offers a bachelor of social work on campus and a master of social work both on campus and online. The School of Social Work focuses primarily on preparing graduates to practice with individuals, families, groups, and organizations throughout Idaho and the Pacific Northwest.

The school opened its undergraduate program in 1966 and its graduate program in 1991, making it the oldest school of social work in Idaho.


Boise State University Online Master of Social Work

  • Credits and Courses: The program's curriculum consists of 61 credits, including 43 credits of academic coursework and 18 credits of fieldwork. The program delivers all of its coursework asynchronously.
  • Completion Time: A full-time student can complete the program in two years, including summers, while student who holds a bachelor's degree from a CSWE-accredited program may apply for advanced standing enrollment and graduate in a single year.
  • Field Education: Each student must complete 18 credits (1,000 hours) of fieldwork at a placement site in their own community before graduating.
  • Online Student Support: Online students at Boise State University gain access to resources like academic advising, library services, an educational access center, online tutoring, and a writing center.
  • Cost: $495/credit
  • Admission Requirements: Each student must possess a bachelor's degree in liberal arts or social sciences with a minimum 3.0 GPA. No GRE or MAT required.

Boise State University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Boise State University's online social work programs are CSWE-accredited.

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