The OnlineMSW@Fordham Social Work program leads to a Master of Social Work degree. The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program is designed to meet the eligibility requirements for the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) exam and not an initial license. Licensure requirements, including levels of licensure vary by state, and students should contact their state licensing board to determine the state specific requirements for licensure, including any additional requirements beyond the scope of the program.
The table below provides a state by state breakdown of comparable licenses, including a determination of eligibility for licensure. This information provided is designed as a baseline determination of whether the program meets individual state specific requirements. Licensure requirements, the type of license to apply for, and appropriate pathway to pursue are subject to change and may differ based on individual student backgrounds, including coursework taken outside the scope of the program. Students should do their own due diligence and determine the appropriate pathway and license type for themselves.
What is Issued: License
Name of Entry Level Credential: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)
Accreditation Requirements: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
Examination(s): Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Master’s level exam
Curriculum Requirements: Identify the specialized knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes, and behaviors that extend and enhance the nine Social Work Competencies (per CSWE)
Federal Disclosure: No Determination Has Been Made
Additional Important Information: State requires a minimum of 3200 supervised hours of experience outside the scope of the program and does not have an initial license that graduates can immediately obtain. Graduates must register as a candidate to begin accruing hours.