Online MSW

The online Master of Social Work at UCF is a convenient solution for those looking to earn their degrees through distance education. We offer 7-week terms in which students focus on only one asynchronous course at a time. Field placements are available across the United States within a 45-mile radius of your location.

*Note — due to state licensure requirements for the field of social work, UCF will not be offering the Online MSW program to students from Nebraska.


There are two available options for enrolling in the Online MSW:
Online MSW Part-Time Track

  • Created for students who do not have a BSW degree or who earned their BSW more than six years prior to initial enrollment.
  • 62-credit hours completed in a 3-year cohort model for stronger peer support

Online MSW Part-Time Advanced Standing Track

  • Designed for students who have earned a BSW from a CSWE-accredited program within the last six years with a GPA of 3.3 in their last 60 credit hours.
  • Admits only one time a year in the fall semester
  • 32-credit hours completed over four semesters in a cohort model

For additional information on the program and how to apply, please contact or call 855-903-8576.

Students are not permitted to switch between the online MSW tracks and the on-campus, face-to-face tracks due to the strict cohort model the Online MSW follows.

Educational Eligibility for LCSW
At this time our program meets the educational eligibility criteria for licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Florida.

We are unable to confirm the licensure and certification requirements of other states not listed above. If you intend to pursue such credentialing in your state or elsewhere, we advise you to contact the applicable state credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements and determine if our program meets its eligibility criteria. You may review state requirements through the Association of Social Work Boards.

*Note — the Online MSW program is not available to students planning to be licensed in Nebraska.

You are welcome to contact Shellene Mazany, MSW, LCSW, the Online MSW Director, with questions in this regard and we will do our best to assist you in your career planning.

Tuition and Fees

The online MSW is a Market Rate Tuition program. As such, we are unable to accept any tuition waivers and do not allow our students to enroll simultaneously in any other graduate or certificate programs through UCF.
Tuition and fee information can be found at UCF Online.
Tuition waivers are not accepted for the Online MSW.

Contact Us

Adriana Kelly, BA
Online MSW Academic Advisor
Estelli Ramos, MSW, MDiv

Online MSW Instructor
Shellene Mazany, MSW, LCSW
Online MSW Coordinator

Shelley Hall, MSW
Online MSW Field Education Associate Instructor
Christine Ferretti, MSW, LCSW
Online MSW Field Coordinator & Instructor
Tameca N. Harris-Jackson, PhD, MSW, LICSW, CSE
Online MSW Coordinator, Academic Support and Assessment

Is online education right for you?

The online MSW is completed fully online with the exception of in-person field experiences. Your participation is expected and required much like in face-to-face courses. That said, not all students are suited for online learning. The online MSW may not be the right fit for you if:

  • You do not have unlimited access to high-speed internet
  • You cannot type or type very slowly
  • You do not have access or basic knowledge of computer and internet skills including software applications, uploading and downloading documents
  • You have difficulty with time-management and/or are unable to commit to 18 hours per week of coursework and an additional 10-15 hours for field placement

Application Deadlines

Spring 2020
November 1, 2019

Summer 2020
March 1, 2020

Fall 2020
May 1, 2020

Advanced Standing

Fall 2020
May 1, 2020

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