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Tuition and Financial Aid for the Online MSW

Flexible Online Education at a Great Value

Cost per credit hour$825
Total number of credit hours60 (30 for Advanced Standing)
Total estimated cost, minus fees$49,500 ($24,750 for Advanced Standing)
Other costs to budget for
  • Application Fee: $75
  • Registration Fee: $115 (Charged once per 14-week semester)
  • Library Fee: $40 (Charged once per 14-week semester)
  • Assessment Fee: $200 (one-time for students starting Spring 2020 or later)
  • Placement Fee: $350 (Charged for SW 578, SW 580, SW 678 and SW 680)

Note: This program’s estimated tuition does not include textbooks, supplies, personal expenses or loan fees. Consider taking these costs into account when you budget for your school year.

What Financial Aid Is Available?

Pursuing a graduate degree requires a commitment of both time and money. At Sacred Heart University, we are dedicated to helping you explore all of the financial aid options that are available to you.

You can take advantage of federal student loans and grants (through the FAFSA), scholarships, military benefits and education partnership opportunities.

Optimize Your MSW Program

  • Advanced standing option available — earn your online MSW in 20 months
  • Pick from two specializations: Direct Clinical Practice or Direct Community Practice
  • Prior coursework counts — transfer up to 15 credit hours to save time and money.
  • Prepare for growing careers. Demand for social workers is expected to add 90,700 new jobs by 2029, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Defend the dignity and well-being of others. Sacred Heart’s CSWE-accredited online Master of Social Work prepares you to support and assist vulnerable populations. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of modern social work theory and practice models, all from a perspective of truth and justice.

What Makes Us Unique?

Sacred Heart’s unique Field Experience model is designed for students to practice their social work skills in a hands-on work environment. We pair you with trained Field Experience Liaisons. These social work experts work directly with you one year before you even go into the field, with a level of support unmatched by other schools.


1. Social Workers. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 16 Sept. 2020. Retrieved 1 Dec. 2020 from

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