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Gain the Skills to Advance Your Career

Capella's online social work degree programs are closely connected to the needs of your profession. We continually review and adapt our programs to ensure you get the skills and knowledge you need to play an important role in the lives of others.


More than 80% of current Capella students say their education has had a direct impact on their career.CULES, 2010

We Are Professionally-Aligned

To meet a growing need for skilled professionals, Capella offers online Master of Social Work (MSW) and Doctor of Social Work programs (DSW).

Capella’s MSW teaches case management and intervention skills that allow you to help individuals, families, organizations, and communities improve their psychological and social function, as well as achieve wellness and empowerment. Our DSW program prepares you to be a leader, researcher, an advanced practitioner, and educator in the social work field.


Your direct path to making a direct impact on people's lives. 

Master of Social Work & Master of Social Work - Advanced Standing

Capella: An Accredited University

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.The Higher Learning Commission is among the 6 regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Regional bodies accredit colleges and universities; national bodies accredit trade and vocational schools.

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Meet Our Distinguished Faculty

Nearly all of Capella's faculty from the Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences have a doctoral degree and many work as social workers. Our instructors have expertise in child and adolescent development, and family and geriatric issues. They are also proficient in designing programs to meet state and national accreditation standards, and have experience consulting with privately held businesses with a focus on succession planning, organizational development, executive development, and coaching.

The entire dissertation process can be overwhelming and daunting, but Dr. Marie Salimbeni has a way of encouraging and motivating her learners to move forward.

Chanda Jackson Doctor of Social Work

Ways to Save

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    Employer Tuition Reimbursement

    Many employers offer tuition reimbursement to their employees — even those without a formal program. Check with your HR department or manager to see if you are eligible.

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At Capella, you will enjoy the flexibility of earning your degree on a schedule that fits your life. In our online course rooms, students and faculty participate in discussions at different times throughout the week. You will not attend class at a specific date and time, but you can expect to complete weekly assignments, reading, and participation requirements.