Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families,
groups, organizations, and communities.
Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional
Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being
and to deliver effective social work services.
Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment.
Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself
Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional
Engage diversity and difference in practice.
Advance human rights and social and economic justice.
Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed
Respond to contexts that shape practice.
Prepare to serve as an advanced generalist practitioner; integrating
leadership skills that are in demand for this field.
Learn to use technology to help expand the reach and effectiveness of
social service programs and enhance the services you provide.
The expertise, diversity, and real-world experience of our
scholar-practitioner faculty can guide you in your practice and
Our online-learning format that guides you along. You pay per credit;
we set the deadlines.
Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.
At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable–there are more ways to save than you might think.
Many employers and organizations partner with Capella to offer
tuition discounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn
Military service members and their spouses could be eligible for a
We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited
Professionally credible, professionally aligned*. Our MSW has achieved candidacy status with CSWE, the professional standard in social worker education and a minimum requirement for licensure eligibility in all states.
*Some states require graduation from a fully accredited CSWE program to be eligible for a social work license or to participate in post-graduate supervision hours necessary for licensure. Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, certification, other professional credentials or salary advancement. It is each learner’s responsibility to understand and comply with these requirements. For more information on licensure, see the Licensure section on the School’s website.
The curriculum for our MSW degree blends coursework, face-to-face
residencies, and field education. Add depth of knowledge with
electives in clinical practice, leadership and supervision, or human
|Course Number||Course Title|
|SWK5003||Human Behavior and the Social Environment 1|
|SWK-R5004||Micro Social Work Practice|
|SWK5006||Social Policy and Planning in Human Services|
|SWK5007||Mezzo Social Work Practice|
|SWK5016||Integrative Technology in Advanced Social Work Practice|
Enhance the skills you develop in your program coursework through
these intensive, onsite experiences with students and faculty.
Our licensure team supports you through the license application
process, and is here for you even beyond graduation.
Apply your skills and knowledge in the field with direct-client
contact and supervision.
Check out five career paths that begin with a MSW.
Learn about potential careers and skills needed to be successful in
Learn how technology is impacting client issues and changing how
social workers provide treatment.
Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our online MSW degree.
*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain, and Capella can’t guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.