Utica College

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Utica College


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(866) 295-3106

Online Master of Social Work

Earn a master's degree through our clinical social work program.
The online Master of Social Work (MSW) from Utica College with a focus on clinical social work will prepare you to enter a career that promotes mental health and recovery, and introduces ethical practices to build a more humane society in the world at large. Our program will equip you with the tools to respond to complex mental health and social issues with an understanding that unique, innovative solutions are necessary to promote dignity, autonomy, and mental health among diverse populations.

Clinical social workers, on average, earn $50,470.*

With course topics like trauma-informed practice, assessment of mental health, motivational interviewing, psychodynamic theories, and cognitive behavioral therapies, you'll be prepared to assist individuals, families, and groups grow, change, and improve their mental health.

The curriculum is built to be a rigorous, yet flexible, clinical training, allowing you to maintain a comfortable work, life, and family balance while pursuing your academic and professional goals. As a graduate of the online MSW from Utica College you will be prepared to sit for the licensure exams in your home state.1

The field of social work is expected to grow by 13% through 20292

Every student that enters the program is paired with both a success coach and a career coach allowing you to balance your coursework with a focus on practical, forward-thinking career options that suit your professional interests after graduation.


Utica College's MSW program in clinical social work is currently in pre-candidacy for accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s commission (CSWE) on accreditation.

Pre-candidacy by CSWE indicates that an application for the MSW has been submitted to be reviewed for candidacy and had its Benchmark I approved in draft form to move forward with candidacy review within one year. A program that has attained pre-candidacy has not yet been reviewed by the Commission on Accreditation or been verified to be in compliance with the educational policy and accreditation standards.

Students who enter programs in pre-candidacy that attain candidacy within the academic year they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains initial accreditation. The candidacy process is typically a three-year process and there is no guarantee that a program in pre-candidacy will attain candidacy or initial accreditation.

Candidacy by the Council on Social Work Education’s commission on accreditation applies to all locations and delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation ensures that graduates have met the educational requirements to practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW) and 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.

Utica College's online MSW program equips students with the skills to enter a variety of careers, including:

  • Group social worker
  • Hospital social worker
  • Psychiatric social worker
  • Family Therapist
  • Social work program planner
  • Substance abuse counselor
  • Mental health policy analyst
  • Private practice clinician
  1. Professional licensure or certification may be required to practice, advance, or specialize in social work. The Utica College Online MSW program is registered in NYS, so it is designed to prepare students to apply for applicable licensure or certification in accordance with New York educational requirements for licensure. Students should consult with their state or provincial regulatory board to confirm requirements for licensure in their state. For more information on State Authorizations and licensure, please complete the Request More Information form or call now to speak to an Enrollment Counselor.
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Social Workers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/social-workers.htm (visited September 16, 2020).

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