Become the difference you want to see in the world
Are you ready to gain a deeper, more complex understanding of the social
work field—and use that knowledge to make a difference in the lives of
UofL’s online Master of Science in Social Work program is open to
professionals with a bachelor’s in any area of study, with an accelerated
degree option (Advanced Standing admission) for applicants with a bachelor’s
in social work (BSW). The program also allows you to customize your
education to meet your career goals by choosing an optional specialization
in Psychosocial Oncology, Forensic Social Work, Mental Health, Alcohol and
Drug Counseling, Military Social Work or Gerontology.
Now Accepting Applications for Spring and Fall Terms. Due
to the high demand for this program, we encourage all candidates to submit
their application as early as possible in order to be considered for the
next available term/start. Strong applications submitted after the
deadline are considered by the admissions committee on a case-by-case
basis and as space (enrollment count) allows.
Get started today!
100% ONLINE COURSES
Complete this degree on your own time through fully online
coursework and learning resources.
The Standard track is a 60-credit hour program that prepares
professionals with various academic backgrounds to begin or move
forward in their social work career. This extended MSSW
curriculum helps you develop skills and knowledge focused around
1) children and families, 2) health and mental health and 3)
community and international practice.
Choose between a 3-year or 4-year curriculum plan that
accommodates your learning style, professional and personal
commitments and schedule, and helps you achieve your goals at
your own pace.
Advanced Standing Track: For BSW Graduates
The Advanced Standing track is a 30-credit hour program designed
for students who already hold a BSW, building on your previous
academic knowledge without repeating lower level coursework.
Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).*
Online courses mirror the on-campus course quality and experience.
Experience dedicated support from enrollment advisers, here to help
you every step of the way.
Access online courses anytime and from anywhere to fit your
Learn from distinguished faculty with extensive practical and
Financial aid and scholarships available to qualified students.
Tuition assistance available to all qualified active-duty military.
*The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Commission on
Accreditation (COA) is responsible for developing accreditation
standards that define competent preparation and ensuring that social
work programs meet them.