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Online Master of Social Work: Tuition and Fees

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Program Benefits

  • Traditional and Advanced Standing Tracks
  • Dedicated Field Work Placement Specialist
  • No Pre-Requisites Required
  • Strong Lasallian Values

*credit, tuition, and duration ranges based on traditional and advanced standing track options.

Earning your Master of Social Work degree allows you to help a wider range of clients while exercising more autonomy and will qualify you to fill a wider range of in-demand positions. While it is an investment in time and money, the cost of the online MSW at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota isn't out of reach.

An Affordable MSW Tuition

We maintain a commitment to providing affordable tuition that reflects our Lasallian value of service to our community. Additionally, consider that earning your MSW degree online saves you time and money in commuting costs and lodging, as you can continue working full time while completing coursework in the hours and locations most convenient to you.

Online MSW Tuition and Fees, 2021 - 2022

Advanced Standing Track: 30 Credits

  • Cost Per Credit $825
  • Total Estimated Tuition $24,700

Traditional Track: 60 Credits

  • Cost Per Credit $825
  • Total Estimated Tuition $49,500

Application Fee $25

Technology Fee $100 per term

Students are required to pay the current tuition rate for all classes taken toward their degree. Saint Mary's reserves the right to revise tuition payment policies at any time.

The Value of a Saint Mary’s MSW Degree

The online Master of Social Work at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota prepares you to deepen your commitment to social justice issues through clinical practice without breaking the bank.

While competitors' MSW programs cost an average of $39,568, Saint Mary’s offers an affordable social work education at an average of $36,000, saving students more than $3,000 on average.

While the total cost and fees for a program vary, our team works hard to ensure that our degrees are affordable.

Saint Mary’s MSW tuition =$36,000

Average MSW tuition = $39,568*

*Comparison data is based on published 2019-2020 tuition rates from a selection of major social work master's programs in the U.S.

Financial Aid: Support Where You Need It

Financing your future doesn't have to be complicated — we're here to help connect you to the many resources available to you.

  • Look into your financial aid options, including private loans and scholarships.
  • Military students, learn more about tuition discounts — thank you for your service!
  • Speak with an experienced enrollment counselor who can guide you to the resources you need — call 877-308-9954 now.

Employer Reimbursement

The value and merit of an MSW degree are broadly recognized in the field, and within corporate and non-profit agencies as well. Some employers cover the cost of MSW tuition so their employees can expand to new roles, and heighten the abilities of others and relationships within an organization.

Learn more about employer reimbursement and how your online master's degree can be beneficial to your employer.

For more information about tuition, the financial aid application process, available scholarships, or your eligibility, call us at 877-308-9954 to speak to an enrollment counselor or request more information.