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Make an impact where it matters most. Become an empowered, compassionate and professional advocate for your community with Boise State’s Master of Social Work Online.

This program is:

  • Accessible: Take fully online courses and complete field work in your local area.
  • Impactful: Challenge inequalities and use your position to pursue social change.
  • Ethical: Train to provide the best care with respect for individual dignity and privacy.
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Full- and part-time class schedules

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$495 per credit

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Boise State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). 

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Built on a History of Excellence

Boise State’s Master of Social Work (MSW) Online is recognized for its affordability, high-quality curriculum and graduation and retention rates. Grounded in community-centric learning, this program equips students with an ethical, justice-inspired skillset to make a difference in their communities.

Graduates are prepared to take licensing exams and begin practicing as professional social workers or transition into diverse career opportunities spanning from personal counseling to non-profit leadership.

This program accommodates a wide range of academic backgrounds and professional experiences, offering two paths to earning a master’s degree.

Regular Program MSW

The regular program MSW is for students with bachelor’s degrees in other disciplines seeking to transition into social work. It provides comprehensive foundational coursework that is essential for mastering the principles and practices of social work.

Advanced Standing MSW

The advanced standing MSW is designed for graduates of accredited undergraduate social work programs and focuses exclusively on advanced-level coursework. With shorter completion times, the advanced standing MSW offers a streamlined path to earning your degree.

Upcoming Application Deadlines


Classes start in January


Classes start in May


Classes start in August

Student Success Stories

The Master of Social Work comes with a strong team of academic coaches, advisors and faculty to guide you on your educational journey and help you succeed while in school and after graduation. Hear what graduates have to say about the program.

“I had the support of faculty in finding and securing field placement. That is one of the things I looked at when I was researching different universities — some places don’t help with that.”

- Kim Mizia

“I wanted my students to be good humans and that’s what social work is and that’s why I chose this degree. We’re championing people to be the best they can be. We are breaking down barriers so they can thrive.”

- Samantha Dean

Contact Us

Didn't find what you were looking for? Contact our enrollment and student success team for support by emailing us at, calling (208) 426-5921 or texting (208) 512-0202.


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“I can apply every class that I take to the things I want to do. It’s a broad education that I find specifics in. I am grateful for that.”

- Lisa Hayden-Gray

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