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Online Master of Social Work (MSW) Program

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Create Meaningful Change By Treating the Effects of Trauma

The online masters of social work (MSW), accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) , from Widener University prepares you to improve both your life and the lives of others through clinical social work and social justice. Trauma is a leading factor in mental health challenges, often leading to substance abuse and other social-emotional issues that affect quality of life. Our online MSW program helps you understand past trauma as a root cause and the effect it has on individuals, families, and communities.

At Widener, we develop social workers whose influences are seen, heard, and known throughout the field and community. You’ll benefit from personal support in a nurturing and inspirational learning environment. Plus, you’ll make valuable connections through our community partnerships and find opportunities to actively participate in social change throughout your education.

As a graduate of Widener’s MSW program, you are qualified and prepared to sit for the Licensed Social Worker (LSW) exam and, after two years of supervised clinical practice, for the Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW) exam.*

Treat the cause. Take an active role in your community. Be the future of social services.

An MSW Curriculum Specializing in Trauma

Create positive, meaningful change in disadvantaged communities while contributing to the knowledge base of your profession. Our advanced curriculum weaves trauma and its impact on mental health into all coursework, preparing clinical social workers to deliver culturally competent, evidence-based social work services to individuals, families, and groups from diverse client populations.

Our diverse faculty of experts prepares you for counseling, therapy, and clinical supervisory positions with:

  • Advanced assessment, intervention, and evaluation skills
  • An active understanding of policy, empowering you to empathize with and advocate for those in need
  • Self-reflection and critical thinking capacity to hold purposeful, informed interventions
  • A strong understanding in trauma-informed practice.

Start on your journey toward a stronger, more supportive society today with a masters in social work degree that focuses on the root causes of mental illness across a flexible, 64 credit program.

Learn more about our trauma-focused curriculum and diverse selection of electives.

Your Future with Widener University

At Widener, we develop true leaders. Nationally recognized for our commitment to career leadership and service, we provide you with the advanced education needed to promote positive change within your field and your community.

We’re ranked among the best in the nation for our field and are committed to connecting you with community partners and open doors to roles where you can create meaningful change throughout your community and profession.

Be an expert in trauma and have a positive impact on the lives of those in need. Contact a Program Manager at 1-844-386-7321 to learn more about what an online MSW from Widener University can do for your career.

*Varies by state. Check your state’s Social Work licensing requirements.