Tuition & Financial Aid


The Master of Social Work (MSW) online program is a 58 credit-hour program that provides the same challenging and interactive education as Baylor’s residential MSW programs. The 30 credit-hour Advanced Standing MSW is available to applicants who hold a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from a Council on Social Work Education-accredited program at a regionally accredited college or university within the past five years.

Beginning with the January 2023 cohort, tuition has been lowered by $315 per credit hour, resulting in savings to future MSW@Baylor students, like you. That means that you’ll save as much as $18,900 with our new lowered tuition. We are pleased that you are part of the Baylor family and hope this change will help you reach your education and career goals.

Tuition is now $1,100 per credit hour. There is an additional $100 graduate student fee per term and a placement fee of $50 per placement. Please note that tuition and fees are subject to change and increase each academic year.

Program TrackNew Estimated Tuition ($18,900 Less Than the Previous Rate)
Standard (58 credit hours)
Advanced Standing (30 credit hours)

We are pleased to inform you that qualified applicants to the August 2023 cohort are eligible for scholarships. Once you begin the application process, your admissions counselor will provide you with further information.

Financial Aid

There are various ways to fund your Baylor education. When evaluating how to pay for your degree, you should consider a number of resources, including personal resources, external scholarships, employer tuition assistance, and federal student aid programs.

For student loan options, visit the student financial services website.

External sources are also available to students who wish to seek scholarship opportunities. The external scholarships list is a resource to search for additional funding options. Scholarship funding is limited and not guaranteed; students should not rely entirely on this option.

Applying for Federal Student Aid

In order to apply for federal student aid, including student loans, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Baylor’s school code is 003545. Remember that you must complete the FAFSA each academic year in order to remain eligible for federal student aid.

For more information on the financial aid process, please visit the Financial Aid Checklist or the Military Education Benefits Checklist. If you have any questions about the program or tuition you can contact an admissions counselor at any time at 855-605-7232 or

Take the Next Step

MSW@Baylor enables you to pursue your calling to become a licensed social worker in a range of career settings. Learn the skills you need to serve and empower others and help improve the well-being of individuals, families, and communities.

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