Most accredited social work programs utilize distance education for some of their courses. Most offer part-time, extended-day, or evening courses at their main, satellite, or branch campuses, which may or may not use distance education.
CSWE has accredited a small number of social work programs that use distance-education technology (such as online courses, television, other types of instruction, or a hybrid approach of face-to-face and distance education) to complete a large section of their baccalaureate and master's degree requirements.
You can view a list of accredited distance education programs that requested to be included on our web page at http://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/39516.aspx. All accredited programs are subject to the same accreditation standards and review criteria by the Commission on Accreditation, regardless of the curriculum delivery methods used. Thus, if you find a program with distance education components that is not on this list, that program will still be accredited if it is listed in our Directory of Accredited Programs at http://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/organizations.aspx.
Each program design is different, and each may have specific admissions requirements for its distance-education programs. Please contact these schools directly.