Licensure

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

The Online HPU MSW program is approved by the CSWE Board of Accreditation.

The program fulfills the academic eligibility requirements for Hawai‘i state licensure as a social worker. The information provided is designed as a baseline determination of whether the program meets individual state specific requirements. Licensure requirements, the type of license to apply for, and appropriate pathway to pursue licensure are subject to change and may differ based on individual student backgrounds, including their coursework taken outside the scope of the program. We encourage students to research the requirements specific to their resident state. Resources for each state’s licensing board, a list of comparable licenses, and licensure eligibility determinations can be found on HPU’s Professional Licensure Page.