MSW Distance Education

Master of Social Work in Distance Education / Correspondence


2 Years


INR 20K – 30K Per Year


Graduation in any discipline


7+ Universities are offering this Course

About MSW Distance Education

MSW Distance Education is a professional two-years postgraduate social-work program that deals with the aspects of professional social work practices at, micro, meso & macro level. The primary focus of this program is to impart understanding of socio-economic, political, environmental, health care and various other problems existing in the society and addressing them with the combined application of knowledge, research and strategy. This program is for those who want to become a trained social worker and practice social work for the upliftment of the poor and marginalized.

Master of Social Work program is abbreviated as MSW. MSW program can be pursued in regular as well as distance mode. There are several universities in India offering MSW through Distance Education/ Correspondence/ Online mode.

Distance MSW course is designed to train aspirants who are already working or desire to work for the betterment of the society. Distance MSW program offers an opportunity to study social work to those, who cannot join regular classroom program. This program is generally preferred by graduates having BSW degree. However, graduates from any discipline, wanting to pursue a career in social work field, can pursue this course.

University Affiliations to check before taking admission

University Grants Commission

Association of Indian Universities

Eligibility for MSW Distance Education

Students having Graduation from any discipline are eligible for taking admission in Distance MSW course.

Fees for MSW Distance Education

20K – 30K Per Year (As fees varies according to universities)

Age-Limit for MSW Distance Education

There is no upper age limit for pursuing this course in distance mode.

Objectives of MSW Distance Education

To help candidates already engaged in social work, in pursuing the course at their own pace and convenience.

To help students, who cannot afford to join regular classroom program, in pursuing the course.

To make the program available in distance mode at very affordable fees.

To prepare dedicated, qualified & professional social workers.

To impart in students a sense of responsibility towards the betterment of society.

To help the aspirants in acquiring professional knowledge and skills required for solving real life problems.

To develop social skills that will help them in working with people and equip them with the ability of addressing social issues through practice.

Career options after MSW Distance Education

The Social work sector is for those people who feel a sense of responsibility towards the improvement and reformation of the society. Social work jobs are more about helping others. The jobs available in social work profession are quite different, as compared to the other job professions. However, there are variety of career options available after successfully completing MSW distance education.

MSW postgraduates can pursue numerous jobs like:

  • Social worker
  • Counselor
  • Criminal Psychologist
  • Child & Family Welfare Officer
  • Researcher
  • Social Security Officer
  • Psychiatrist

Distance MSW postgraduates can also pursue a career in education sector as a teacher.

Exceptionally qualified and dedicated aspirants can start their NGO’s, Trusts, Self-Help Groups, etc.

After completing this course, students can pursue research programs like M Phil, Ph. D.

  • Various Central & State social welfare departments.
  • Hospitals & Clinics
  • Mental Hospitals
  • Child Protection Organization
  • Women Organizations
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Prisons & Jails (for criminal counseling)
  • Schools & Colleges
  • Human Rights Organization
  • NGO’s & Trust