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Editor's e-Note
March is Social Work Month and one of the most remarkable developments in the social work profession is how student social workers are being educated. Just 15 years ago, a graduate student of social work being educated in anything but a bricks-and-mortar institution was nearly unheard of. Now, according to this month’s E-News Exclusive, 60% of master’s programs offer part or all of their programs in an online or hybrid format and 17.6% are offered entirely online. In a relatively short time, the landscape of social work education has changed dramatically. Read how this change evolved and what the administrators of these schools have to say about their online programs.

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— Marianne Mallon, editor
e-News Exclusive
The Evolution of Online Social Work Education
By Kristin Battista-Frazee, MSW

A traditional rite of passage when you enroll in a Master of Social Work (MSW) program is to uproot your life and move to a new city or state. But today it’s no longer necessary to live and attend school in the same location to pursue higher education thanks to the growing number of MSW degrees available online.

According to the 2015 Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) report, “Annual Statistics on Social Work Education in the United States,” 60% of master’s programs offer part or all of their programs in an online or hybrid format. Forty-one master’s programs (17.6%) are offered entirely online. The intersection of high tech and academia has transformed how we think about traditional social work education.

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