Whether you are exploring how to become a social worker or looking for opportunities to be an agent of change, this MSW eBook guide was created to assist you in answering all of the questions that may be on your mind as you consider options for fulfilling your passions
Our MSW degree program is designed to meet students where they are in their professional journey, which is why we offer both advanced standing and traditional options, along with three tracks. Our MSW degree program has now been granted candidacy status by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and we’ve entered the next phase to accreditation.
Traditional Option is for students who have earned a baccalaureate degree. The option can be completed in as few as 2 years at a full-time pace, or 3 years at a part-time pace.
Advanced Standing Option
Advanced Standing Option is for students who have completed a baccalaureate degree in social work from a CSWE accredited program within the last 5 years, or a degree in social work more than 5 years ago, but have an active social work license in good standing. The option can be completed in as little as 1 year at a full-time pace, or in as few as 2 years at a part-time pace.
Is the MSW Degree Program Accredited?
Phi Alpha Honor Society
Chamberlain University is proud to be the Alpha Beta Gamma Chapter of the Phi Alpha Honor Society. Phi Alpha is social work’s internationally recognized honor society and is certified by the Association of College Honor Societies. With membership, eligible students can enjoy a number of benefits including:
- a vast network of professionals passionate about social work
- volunteer and humanitarian opportunities
- access to social work grants and awards
- national presentation opportunities
For more information, contact our Admissions team at 888.556.8226, option 1.
Meet Our Faculty
Chamberlain's Master of Social Work program is led by diverse, active faculty who serve as thought leaders and experts in the social work field. With many years of experience and a passion for making a global impact, our faculty are dedicated to ensuring our students have a meaningful experience throughout the program.
Chamberlain University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
See accreditation and state authorization information or view a full list of program approvals by state.
Chamberlain University’s Master of Social Work Program has achieved Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation.
Candidacy for a master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.
Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.
For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation.