University of Louisville

Online Learning

Master of Science in Social Work



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Social Work

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville offers a Master of Science of Social Work (MSSW) degree 100% online. The program features two options:
1. Regular (60 hrs program) - The Regular MSSW online program is designed for those who have earned a bachelor's degree in any area of study, OTHER THAN social work (BSW), and want to start or develop their career in social work and human services. The standard program starts every year in the fall and spring. 
2. Advanced Standing - The advanced standing MSSW online program is available for those who have already earned a Bachelor of Social Work, and want to advance their current social work and human services career.

The Kent School of Social Work has been consistently recognized for its excellence in advanced education provided to professionals across all states in the U.S. and abroad for more than 75 years. Our renowned and experienced faculty use their expertise to provide top-notch social work education in a web-based environment. The online program mirrors the on-campus program although you are able to complete your coursework on your schedule. The program combines online learning and hands-on supervised field instruction, completed in your community, which helps you become a part of the fast-growing field of social work.

MSSW graduate students have to option of specializing in specific areas of interest including Psychosocial Oncology, Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Counseling, Military Social Work or Gerontology. All specialization courses are delivered online. Specializations are not mandatory but most of the students choose to specialize and add valuable knowledge and skills to their current or future career.

Admission to the MSSW online program at University of Louisville is extremely competitive and spots are filling out fast. Prepare and submit a solid application packet early in the year to be considered for enrollment.
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The University of Louisville is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The MSSW program is also accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

International Student Requirements:

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of all foreign students from countries in which English is not the native language. Students holding a baccalaureate or advanced degree from an accredited institution in the U.S. are exempt from this requirement. International students may be required to have their transcripts evaluated by a credential evaluation service in the U.S., and may be required to participate in a brief telephone interview.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 60 (regular); 30 (advanced)

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 714 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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