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Master’s of Social Work

Online Masters of Social Work

Our online program is available in 49 states (excluding Colorado). You have the opportunity to select from asynchronous and/or synchronous courses, including in both formats.

Ohio State academic programs are designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure and certification and state licensing board contact information. 

  • Asynchronous: you can take online courses on your own schedule. Course materials, lectures and learning activities are released weekly and can be completed at any time during a one-week window. 
  • Synchronous: although you will take classes online, you will virtually attend a class session each week, at the same time as your instructor and classmates.

Ohio State makes every effort to ensure state licensure and certification information is current; however, state requirements may change. Please contact the applicable licensing board(s) in the state where you may want to pursue licensure or certification before beginning an academic program to verify whether a program meets educational requirements for licensure or certification in the state.

For more information on state authorization requirements and disclosures related to online programs, please visit

Not sure if online learning is for you? Visit the Online Readiness Assessment.