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Master of Science in Social Work

Master of Science in Social Work online degree at the University of Louisville Online

Career Opportunities

A master's degree in social work is required to provide therapy and also prepares you for clinical practice. Professionals who attain a master's degree in social work from a CSWE accredited program are eligible to become a Certified Social Worker (CSW) or a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). To view the licensing requirements for the state(s) in which you want to practice, please visit:

The Masters of Science in Social Work will allow you to advance in your career, give you the tools you need to climb up the corporate ladder, and increase your income.  

Here are some of the career paths that our MSSW graduates are qualified to pursue:

Career Type Career Type Career Type
Family Advocate Program Director Substance Abuse Counselor  Case Manager 
SocialWorker--APS Investigator Residential Direct Care Specialist Youth Counselor 
Community Action Coordinator Treatment Team Coordinator Senior level Service Coordinator
Family Advocate Outreach Worker  Grant Writer
Shelter Director VA Disability Rating Specialist  Medical Social Worker
Oncology Social Worker Research Program Manager Victim Advocate
Psychiatric Intake Clinician Adoption Specialist Grief Counselor
Volunteer Coordinator Therapist/LCSW
(Licensed Clinical Social Worker)
VA Social Worker
Geriatric Social Worker Child Welfare Specialist Mental Health Counselor

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