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Social work is a noble calling concerned not just with individual well-being, but also the collective welfare of families, groups, and communities. If you want a career helping others, SocialWork.org is a perfect place to get started, providing you with helpful resources about careers, online programs, scholarships, state certifications, and more.View Degrees
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Start your search for the right social work degree by browsing the pages below. We offer helpful resources covering career opportunities and ways to pay for college, as well as a database of online and on-campus programs for individuals interested in pursuing a social work degree online.
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Many program and career options are available for social workers. Compare occupations and specializations to find the right social work program for you.
Online degree programs in social work offer the same rigorous curricula as their brick-and-mortar counterparts, and graduates are well-positioned to enter the workforce and pursue careers in social work. The coursework also discusses licensure for social workers with a master’s degree or higher, including supervised postgraduate experience, qualifying exams, and other requirements that vary from state to state. Some online social work programs are self-paced, or asynchronous, while others follow a synchronous schedule with weekly assignments and required online discussions.
Online Social Work Degrees
Students interested in careers as social workers can earn bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees in this field, though graduate degrees are generally required for licensed social work positions. To learn more about different degree levels, please check out the pages linked below.
Best Online Bachelor’s in Social Work Programs
An online bachelor’s in social work, or BSW, prepares graduates for entry-level roles. Explore the best CSWE accredited online programs here.Learn More
Best Online Master’s in Social Work Programs
Explore our 2019 best online master’s in social work ranking for affordable programs with the highest online academic rating in the country.Learn More
Master’s in Social Work
The master’s in social work, or MSW, is the minimum educational requirement for social work licensure, as well as clinical social work positions. Most MSW programs allow students to choose degree specializations and complete practicum components.Learn More