As of Fall 2020, Barry University is thrilled to offer our internationally recognized, part-time Master of Social Work curriculum in a fully online program. Both innovative and responsive to contemporary shifts in trauma-informed resiliency frameworks, our new online program prepares students for advanced licensure for clinical social work practice and offers a strong foundation in policy, leadership, and applied social research.
Our clinically focused curriculum ensures that students engage regularly with dedicated instructors who are recognized internationally for their research and practice in clinical social work. Live virtual sessions complement a flexible learning format that allows students to complete coursework and fieldwork on their own schedule. Additionally, all Online MSW students are paired with a faculty advisor and enjoy access to the full spectrum of Barry resources, including a variety of professional development programs and direct contact with the Program Director.
Barry University’s School of Social Work offers a great learning environment with amazing educators. Barry provides an advanced trauma-informed curriculum at a pace tailored to its students. As a professional student, I was looking to advance my career while having the option to attend Saturday courses. I found that the flexibility of working while learning provided me the balance I was looking for. Overall, the strength of Barry’s School of Social Work is by far its faculty. The work they do as educators, advisors, and mentors truly uplifted and molded me to be honored as the recipient of the 2020 NASW-FL Student of the Year."
MSW Class of 2019
Part-time Traditional MSW (63 credits)
Field Education (420 hours)
Field Education (580 hours)
Applications will be accepted until August 15. Classes start September 3, 2020.
Students will enroll in trauma-informed courses starting with generalist practice foundation-level courses followed by an advanced clinical practice concentration. Students are required to take two courses per 12-week semester and complete 1000 hours of field education training over the course of the program, meaning most students complete the degree in approximately 28 months.
The Online MSW degree program costs $599 per credit. We encourage you to speak to one of our dedicated financial-aid officers, as financial assistance may be available.
We created our Online MSW program to maintain specific focus on advancing each student’s clinical practice. As such, direct feedback and dedicated instruction is paramount to the program mission. Our faculty are a key factor in delivering a top-notch program in an engaged, online format. While coursework and fieldwork may be completed within your existing schedule, you will participate weekly in live virtual sessions with peers and professors. These sessions mirror the face-to-face experiences gained through traditional on-campus programs. Additionally, your professors are experts in their fields and will guide you both in your studies and your search for meaningful field placements that align with your individual strengths and goals.
In keeping with Barry University’s commitment to providing individual, personalized attention and small class sizes, the Online Master of Social Work program is limited to students who live outside of Miami Dade and Broward counties. Qualified applicants who live within Miami Dade and Broward counties are encouraged to take advantage of our flexible evening and Saturday programs. Prospective students applying for the online MSW program residing within the Miami-Dade and Broward county lines with extenuating circumstances will be reviewed and a follow-up interview will be scheduled to assess eligibility. Palm Beach applicants may choose to enroll in online courses or attend our part time face-to-face program held on Saturdays or our full time program on Wednesdays and Fridays.