The Howard MSW Online program leads to a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree. This alone does not qualify as an initial license.

The Howard MSW Online program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation (CSWE).

Graduating from a CSWE approved program is typically necessary for individuals to meet and fulfill the academic eligibility requirements to sit for the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) exam and to fulfill state licensure requirements. The licensure requirements, including levels of licensure, vary by state and students should contact their state licensing board to determine the specific requirements for licensure, including any additional requirements beyond the scope of the program.

For information about state specific standards and licensure requirements a good starting point is the ASWB’s Rules for Licensure.