Eastern University’s flexible, affordable, and accredited Online Master of Social Work (MSW) prepares students to be competent, advanced generalist social work practitioners who bring knowledge, skills, and compassion to a wide variety of careers.

Program Details:

  • Location: 100% Online
    • Note: Internship placements are in-person at a location near you. 
  • Delivery: Coursework can be completed at your own pace with guided assignment dates and deadlines within 7-week terms. 
  • Start Terms: Apply today for start dates in August and January! (View application deadlines.)
  • Length:
    • 2 years (60 credits)
    • 1 year (30 credits) for students who qualify for Advanced Standing (must have a BSW from an accredited school conferred within the last 5 years)
  • Cost for 2023-2024: $450/credit for tuition plus $30/credit in fees 
    • $28,800 total in tuition and fees for our 2-year MSW program
    • $14,400 total in tuition and fees for students admitted to the Advanced Standing MSW program
    • $1,440 to register for a 3-credit course taken beyond the required credits. 
  • Financial Aid: Explore our federal financial aid options that may be available to you. 

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“The LifeFlex format makes it possible for me to work on my own time but still engage with my classmates in other time zones. I appreciate the diversity and varying stages of life found in my cohort – we come from so many different backgrounds which really enhances the learning process. I hope to take the skills I have learned in this program and use them within my current Cambodian context to strengthen individuals, families, and communities in practical and tangible ways.”

Rebecca Sardeson, current MSW student, Agape International Missions


Graduates with a Master’s in Social Work can make an impact in a wide variety of careers including providing case management, counseling, advocacy/community engagement, or program development within child welfare, criminal justice/domestic abuse, drug and alcohol/mental health, hospitals, housing/shelter services, human trafficking coalitions, nursing/rehab facilities, refugee resettlement, school systems, veterans’ administration, and veterinary clinics. For other career possibilities, visit www.socialworkguide.org/careers.

State Authorizations

Please check the State Authorizations page to determine if Eastern University’s program fulfills your state credentialing requirements. Students who seek similar credentialing in states other than Pennsylvania are advised to contact the appropriate credentialing agency within their home state to seek information and additional guidance about credentialing in your state of residence. Additional state or local requirements may exist for field placements or practica in this state. Out-of-state student placements/practica cannot be guaranteed by the program or the College of Health and Sciences. Students are responsible for following all state and local requirements and regulations for their field placement/practica coursework.