MSW Online

The LSU School of Social Work offers an asynchronous MSW Online program with six start dates per year. The Master of Social Work degree attests to the graduate’s preparation for social work practice and achievement at a level of competence sufficient to serve as a basis for a professional career. Students will receive the MSW degree in two years on a full time basis, three-four years on a part time basis or one year for advanced standing. All admission and program requirements are the same for the MSW Online and the Baton Rouge campus. The LSU School of  Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and has been offering graduate education since 1937. 

 

Admissions

How to Apply

Application to the School of Social Work is the same for all programs-- Full time, Part time, Advanced Standing and MSW Online. Application to LSU is a two step process. Applicants must submit 1) MSW supplemental application materials to the School of Social Work, and 2) a graduate application to the LSU Graduate School.

 
Submit to the School of Social Work:

  • Supplemental Application submitted in pdf format to sw@lsu.edu.
  • Letter of Intent submitted in pdf format to sw@lsu.edu. Instructions for what is to be included in the Letter of Intent can be found here.
  • Three letters of recommendation. Two recommendations need to be college academic sources and one from a professional source (work/volunteer). The form must be received in the School of Social Work by the appropriate deadline. A letter must be attached to this form, but a letter alone will not suffice. You may send your letters of recommendation before you complete the graduate school online application and/or the social work supplemental application. We will hold these letters until an applicant completes the graduate school online application. These need to be sent by the recommender to sw@lsu.edu.
  • Current resume or vita.
  • One official copy of all transcripts from all universities attended. Transcripts may be mailed in sealed envelopes to the LSU School of Social Work, 313 Huey P. Long Fieldhouse, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 or sent electronically from a university to sw@lsu.edu. (all transcripts are required, whether or not credit was earned or is desired). Official transcripts of work taken at LSU are not required. 

Submit to the LSU Graduate School:

  • Complete the LSU Graduate School applicationwhich includes the application fee, official copies of transcripts from all universities attended sent in sealed envelopes to the LSU Graduate School, 114 David Boyd Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 or sent electronically from a university to gradonline@lsu.edu (all transcripts are required, whether or not credit was earned or is desired). Official transcripts of work taken at LSU are not required. For international applicants whose native language is not English, scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
    • Applicants DO NOT need to submit a writing sample or program of study to the LSU Graduate School. Simply type N/A on this section of the online application. 
    • Applicants DO NOT need to submit letters of recommendation to the LSU Graduate School as the School of Social Work has its own letter of recommendation form
  • Note: If pursuing the online MSW, please be sure to select "Online" as your campus, not the Baton Rouge campus.
  • Applicants with missing application materials by the School of Social Work deadline will not be considered. A completed application is the LSU Graduate School application, fee payment, Social Work supplemental application, letter of intent, three Social Work recommendation forms with supporting letters, resume, and transcripts. 

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Contact Us

Denise Chiasson
Director of Student Services

310 Huey P. Long Field House
(225)578-5875

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