The essence of social work is to provide aid and welfare to those who need it. In that spirit, we are dedicated to bringing current and future social workers the best and most relevant resources in the field. From the ins and outs of what it takes to become a social worker, to databases of scholarships and degree programs, this site is a tool for those who seek information and guidance as they join the ranks of the professionals caring and advocating for people all over the world.

With data collected from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we explore employment opportunities within each specialization of social work, and all school information in our degree and certificate programs database comes from the National Center for Education Statistics’ Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS); career data is current to May 2013 and school data is current to the 2012 academic year.

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What makes you experts in social work?

Since 2014, SocialWork.org has researched and published resources for current and prospective social workers. A meticulous writing and review process is applied to every article you see on our site in order to ensure that our resources are as accurate and reliable as possible. For our higher education and career data, we rely on the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the National Center for Education Statistics’ Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) online databases.

What kinds of resources do you provide for students?

We offer information that helps students determine whether a career in social work is right for them and, if so, the steps it takes to get there. On our site, you’ll find guides detailing what earning a social work degree looks like at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate level. We also compiled financial aid opportunities for social work students, social work licensure requirements by state, and a robust directory of accredited universities offering social work programs. Other resources related to social work and general college preparation can be found here.

Who else has featured your guides and articles?

Our work has been featured on college and university websites such as Bluffton University and Northwestern State University of Louisiana. In addition, organizations that rely on social workers and/or recognize the value of social work often share our resources with their site visitors. Prevent Child Abuse Vermont, Community Action Partnership of North Alabama, and Williamsburg Behavioral Psychology have all referenced SocialWork.org. With the Bureau of Labor of Statistics projecting that the social work sector will grow by 16% from 2016 to 2026, the importance of encouraging people to consider this career path cannot be understated.

Are you a non-profit organization?

No, we are not. We receive compensation from sponsored schools for referrals.

Are the resources you provide free or is there a cost to use them?

All of our resources are free to use and share!

How can we share your content with our audiences?

Please feel free to share a link to any of our resources with your readers. If you do reference any of the original content featured on our site, we ask that you please include a link to SocialWork.org. Thank you for spreading the word about our work!

How do you make money?

Some of the colleges and universities featured across our site are partner schools. When students use our services to enroll in a program or learn more about a program offered through one of these schools, we may be compensated. Resources on our site were created independently by our team of writers and are in no way influenced by school partnerships.

Do you have a data or privacy policy?

Yes. You can find our privacy policy here.

How often is your website's content updated?

We update our directory annually using the most recent statistics provided by the NCES. The rest of the content on our site is routinely audited by our team of editors, and we try to use the most up-to-date statistics and figures in all of our resources.

Who writes your content/Who is your content for?

Contributors include online education experts and industry professionals. We hope our site can serve as a helpful resource not only to prospective students, but to educators who want to share more information about the academic path to becoming a social worker.