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 valued in 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 original learning format offers extra structure for those who
want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.
*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing, and
it does not include fees (including application and resource kit fees).
Your price may be higher or lower depending on your
specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. If transfer
credits are allowed in this offering, the prices above show what you
would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits
and the price if you brought in the maximum allowed transfer credits.
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 is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) Commission on Accreditation, 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 student’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 relate to 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 are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some
positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure,
certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because
many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella
cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a
promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you
to research requirements for your job target and career goals.