Master’s Degrees in Social Work & Human Services

Make a Difference, Help Others

If your focus is to make a difference in the lives of others, choose an online master’s program in social work or human services and gain the skills to help people and communities thrive.


Master of Social Work

Gain advanced leadership skills and prepare to step into a general or clinical practice (in most states) in a management or supervisory role offering social work services.


Master of Social Work, Advanced Standing

Already have a BSW? Build on your foundational knowledge, gain advanced leadership skills, and prepare for general or clinical practice (in most states) or a management or supervisory role.


MS in Human Services

Gain the knowledge and skills needed to help serve our changing world with an advanced degree in human services.

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Why Choose Capella?

If you’re ready to take your career to the next level, an online master’s in social work or human services from Capella can help extend your influence in meeting the needs of clients and communities.

Professionally Aligned Curriculum

Our competency-based curriculum aligns with professional standards so you gain the most relevant skills and knowledge.

Scholar-Practitioner Faculty

Learn the latest in theory and practice from faculty with top academic credentials and real-world experience.

Accreditation Makes the Difference

Capella University’s Master of Social Work programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation.

Programs that Fit Your Life

Tackle coursework on your schedule with 24/7 online access to your courseroom anytime, anywhere, on any device.

Engaging, Personal Instruction

Interact with peers in a courseroom that simulates on-the-job situations to gain collaboration and cross-functional skills.

Tau Upsilon Alpha Honor Society

Honors academic excellence, lifelong learning, leadership, development, and excellence in human services.

Opening a transitional housing program for single women and their children is my goal after I obtain my Master’s degree in Social Work. Pursing this degree will afford me the opportunity to advocate for my clients and provide the counseling services that they need. 

Sheila Frazier


Relevant blog posts

Whether you’re considering a return to school, exploring new career paths, or seeking ways to improve your job performance, the Capella Blog has relevant articles to support your goals.

Find the Right Human Services Career for You

Jobs in human services range from working with clients to managing organizations to building infrastructures.

Helping Professions Guide

Explore paths and programs that leverage your unique interests to help build a better world.

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