Online Master of Social Work Programs: MSW@Denver
An Online MSW for Social Justice Changemakers.
Wherever you live in the United States, the Online MSW Program and Online Advanced-Standing MSW degree programs will give you the preparation you need to be a social justice changemaker in your own community.
Our top-ranked online master’s degree program includes an advanced-standing option for those who already have a CSWE-accredited Bachelor of Social Work degree. Choose from pathways in Mental Health and Trauma or Health, Equity and Wellness. Whether you hope to work in direct practice with clients or in another setting — such as school social work, health care, or a corporate or nonprofit environment — your social work master’s degree will prepare you to advance social and racial justice and make a positive difference to individuals, families and communities.
A Focus on Social Justice
Our CSWE-accredited online MSW curriculum is based on a power, privilege and oppression framework that instills anti-oppressive practices and critical thinking techniques that you will use with clients and communities.
The degree pathway in Mental Health and Trauma focuses on comprehensive assessment, advanced interventions based on cognitive approaches, and trauma-informed care. The Health, Equity and Wellness pathway covers the history of health, health disparities and culturally competent social work practice. No matter which pathway you choose, you’ll be prepared to help people, improve systems, and advance social and racial justice in your community.
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The Online MSW Experience
The MSW@Denver online experience features weekly live classes, compelling coursework, downloadable videos and readings, collaborative opportunities, and case studies. Assignments are self-paced and designed to reinforce social work concepts applied in your field internship, and you can access the online campus from your phone or tablet anytime on the mobile app. Download videos, readings and assignments while you are offline, then simply upload your progress later.
You’ll learn from many of the same outstanding professors who teach in-person classes on campus. You’ll also have personalized support from the start of the admissions process through program completion. Support services include:
- Classes and technology
- Field placement
- Career advising
Social Work Field Internships
Field internships provide mentorship by professional social workers as you practice your new skills in a variety of settings and specialties. No matter where you reside, we will help you find a placement in or near your community using our national network of partnerships. If you're already employed, your current job might even count toward your internship requirement. Our dedicated team of placement specialists will help you find an internship that fits your education and career goals.
1,200+ Internship sites across 50 states
700+ field supervisors in our network
100% internship placement rate
Social Work Careers
MSW@Denver graduates are prepared to succeed in a wide range of social work careers and to challenge systems of oppression at the micro, mezzo and macro levels. You can pursue employment in a variety of roles, such as a behavioral health clinician, psychiatric social worker, community and economic developer, mental health counselor, or policy analyst. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the social work field will grow by 16% by 2026, including in the following sectors:
- 14% increase in child, family and school social work
- 19% increase in mental health and substance abuse
- 20% increase in health care