Online Master of Social Work: License and State Requirements

Your M.S.W. degree will prepare you for many promising opportunities in the social work field. Obtaining a license may be an additional credential to consider that can broaden your opportunities even further. Depending on your state’s requirements, some agencies require social workers to have a license in addition to an M.S.W. degree in order to practice.

State Licensure Requirements

The requirements and names for the social work licenses can vary from state to state. States also determine social workers’ scope of practice as well as the titles they can use. While most states have processes for reciprocity and for transferring licenses from another state, some states will require you to go through the application process as a new applicant.

These links provide detailed information about licensing guidelines and requirements in each state. For additional questions about state licensing and the online M.S.W. program at Winthop University, please contact a program manager toll-free at 833/257-1704 or request more information today!

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AlaskaNebraska
ArizonaNevada
ArkansasNew Hampshire
CaliforniaNew Jersey
ColoradoNew Mexico
ConnecticutNew York
DelawareNorth Carolina
District of ColumbiaNorth Dakota
FloridaOhio
GeorgiaOklahoma
HawaiiOregon
IdahoPennsylvania
IllinoisRhode Island
IndianaSouth Carolina
IowaSouth Dakota
KansasTennessee
KentuckyTexas
LouisianaUtah
MaineVermont
MarylandVirginia
MassachusettsWashington
MichiganWest Virginia
MinnesotaWisconsin
MississippiWyoming
Missouri