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Explore our MSW Social Work in Healthcare specialization

Individual patients and their families face a unique set of challenges in accessing and receiving medical services.

In this concentration, you’ll learn to:

  • Examine the unique social service needs of patients with chronic illnesses and/or their families in the healthcare setting.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform advanced social work skills on multidisciplinary teams in the healthcare setting.
  • Develop appropriate interventions using current theory for healthcare practice.
  • Apply social work best practices in working with clients and their families in the healthcare environment.


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MSW Degree Completion Options

Choose from three degree completion options that match your goals and schedule, as well as four start dates throughout the year.

  • The Standard option helps you balance your online master’s in social work program with other life commitments by limiting your workload to one or two courses per term.
  • The Accelerated option is an ideal choice if you can dedicate yourself to full-time studies. This option requires a strong time commitment, as you’ll take three courses in most terms.
  • The Advanced Standing option is for students who already hold a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from a CSWE-accredited program and graduated with a minimum GPA of 3.0. If eligible, you can reduce your completion time by skipping intro-level classes and starting your degree with advanced-level courses.


Many Walden degree-seeking students—67%—receive some form of financial aid.* Create a customized plan that makes sense for you.

*Source: Walden University’s Office of Financial Aid. Data reports as of 2018.

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Admission Requirements

Program Admission Considerations: A bachelor's degree or higher.

General Admission Requirements: Completed online application, transcripts, and Acknowledgement Statement. Speak to an Enrollment Specialist who will guide you through the application process. More information for international applicants.



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