School of Social Work Online Master’s Program Featured in BestColleges Annual List


The School of Social Work in the College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) ranks among the top 10 in the list of Best Online Master’s In Social Work Programs at

The Master of Social Work program was rated sixth out 20 degree programs, which were chosen based on accreditation and a combination of acceptance, retention, graduation, and enrollment rates.

Online graduate programs at LSU prepare students for career success and enriched learning experiences, allowing for the time and place constraints many of today’s students face. Students enrolled in the online MSW at the School of Social Work can expect rigorous coursework taught by a cadre of faculty members, all of which are either renowned practitioners or top researchers in their fields.

The online MSW is a two-year program encompassing 60 hours of coursework and is fully online, but students are encouraged to attend an on-campus orientation prior to the start of coursework.

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. Visit or contact Denise Chiasson, director of student services, at 225-578-5875 for more information.

About SSW
The LSU School of Social Work (SSW) aspires to be a leading graduate school of social work, a vibrant center of intellectual development, a leader in promoting and supporting diverse communities, and an advocate for an integrated and inclusive model of social work, all within a learning environment that supports best educational practices. The Child and Family Studies (CFS) undergraduate degree integrates theory, research, and practice to focus on child development and family dynamics.

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About CHSE

The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The College is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs.

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