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

Program Details:

  • Location: 100% Online
  • Delivery: Coursework can be completed at your own pace with guided dates and deadlines within 7-week terms. (Except for internships that are in person). 
  • Length: 48 Credits, completed in as little as 2 years
  • Enrolling New Students: Apply anytime for new start dates August, January and May!
  • Cost for 2021-2022: 
    • $14,400 in tuition and fees for students admitted as Advanced Standing with a BSW from an accredited school. (This is a 37.50% tuition discount for Advanced Standing students!)
    • $23,040 in tuition and fees for Non-Advanced Standing students
    • Receive a 20% Alumni Discount if you earned an undergraduate degree from EU!
  • Financial Aid: Explore our federal financial aid options that may be available to you. 

* Alumni discount does not apply to advanced standing students.


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 Credentialing

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.