Master of Social Work

Understanding professional licensure

It is important to understand all educational and individual requirements for licensing. Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, certification, or endorsement. State regulations vary regarding professional licensure. It is your responsibility to understand and comply with requirements for your state. Here are some resources to help you start your research:

Our Master of Social Work program is:

  • Designed to prepare learners for advanced generalist practice
  • 20 required courses
  • Minimum of 1,000 supervised practice education hours
  • Accredited by Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Our Master of Social Work, Advanced Standing program is:

  • Designed to prepare learners for advanced generalist practice
  • 13 required courses
  • Minimum of 600 supervised practice education hours
  • Accredited by Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Roadmap to licensure

Aside from the educational component that a degree program helps you fulfill, some states have additional post-graduate and exam requirements you may have to meet.

Learners interested in social work practice in a school setting are advised to contact their state board and review requirements for licensure.  

Though every learner’s path to licensure is unique to their specific state requirements and life experiences, your journey to licensure may look like this:

Licensure requirements by state

Take a look at your state’s specific requirements for licensure as interpreted by Capella University.

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