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Two Year Full-Time MSW Program ONLINE OPTION

Application Deadline

Final: October 15th

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Admission decisions announced no later than January 15





Credit Hours


1 Area of Focus

  Mental Health in Social Work



First year courses are generalist courses.

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Practicum (fieldwork) is completed on weekdays in your geographical area, for a total of 450 hours. 

Detailed Course Schedule


The minimum requirements to apply are a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university, a cumulative GPA of 3.0, and completion of the MSW prerequisites.



In the ApplyYourself application, select the Salt Lake City campus and Two Year MSW Program. In the red column on the left of the application, click on UOnline, then indicate that you intend to take your classes online.

The program begins during fall semester, which typically begins the third week of August.

First year courses and second year courses are online at times that are convenient for you. Readings, projects, assignments, etc. must be completed within the framework of course, program, semester, and general University deadlines. Coursework may not extend beyond MSW and University deadlines, and must be completed as indicated in the 2-year MSW course checklist. Practicum is completed on weekdays, around two days a week in the first year and three days a week during the second year. The majority of practicum placements are during normal business hours, though some agencies may have more flexible hours.

You do not need to find your own practicum placement. You will work with a University of Utah practicum coordinator to select a suitable placement with an agency in your general geographical area.

Agencies must meet strict requirements to provide MSW students with the learning opportunities and supervision needed to acquire national Council on Social Work Education competencies. Your University of Utah practicum coordinator can explore whether a particular agency can be contracted with our MSW program.

MSW students must complete all courses as outlined and with the cohort they were admitted to. They may not mix and match online and on-campus courses.

Students are not permitted to switch between the online MSW program and other MSW program options. Online course options may be available to students outside of the online MSW program; however, the programs are separate.

This question can be explored with an MSW advisor. It may be feasible at some points in the program and not at others.


Last Updated: 12/10/21