Become the difference you want to see in the world
Your passion for supporting others through challenging times in their lives
is a gift – one that can double as a fulfilling and always-interesting
career in social work. The University of Louisville’s Kent School of
Social Work offers an their renowned bachelor's, master's and doctoral social work programs in a fully online format—allowing you to gain the social work education you need to advance your career without the campus requirement.
Because our programs are highly competitive, we encourage you to start
working on your application as soon as possible and submit a strong
Why choose UofL’s Kent School of Social Work?
Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
Ranked the No. 1 social work program in Kentucky by US News and World Report
Take advantage of the flexibility and convenience of 100% online classes and 24/7 access to learning tools
Learn from world-class Kent School faculty, who have extensive experience
You’ll earn the same degree and education as campus social work graduates
Get started today!
Bachelor of Social Work
UofL’s Bachelor of Social Work (120 credit hours) is offered
100% online and emphasizes issues of social justice, equipping
you with the skills needed to effectively advocate for those
without a voice.
Bring in previously-earned General Education credits or enter
as a freshman
Enroll in an option Drug and Alcohol Counseling track
Qualify to enter UofL’s Master’s in Social Work program with
advanced standing and ability to finish in as little as 1 year
Master of Science in Social Work
UofL’s Master of Science in Social Work – ranked #1 in Kentucky
– is offered 100% online for those who have a bachelor's degree
in any area of study.
Complete your degree in as little as 1 to 2 years when you
enter with advanced standing (30 hour program for those with a
bachelor’s degree in social work)
Learn the theory and practice of social work from start to
finish with the regular program (60 hour program for those
with a bachelor’s degree in areas outside of social work)
Specialize in Psychosocial Oncology, Forensic Social Work,
Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Counseling, Military Social
Work or Gerontology (optional) also online
Start whenever is convenient for you with 3 starts per year
(Spring, Summer, Fall)
Doctor of Social Work (DSW)
UofL’s Doctor of Social Work program (44 credit hours) can help you make a real difference in your community and the world. If you’re an experienced social worker ready to make a difference, the expertly-designed DSW curriculum will help you develop the skills you need to implement and innovate just practices that promote organizational and community change.
Experience the advantage of earning your degree from an R1 research institution.
Gain hands-on experience by completing a teaching practicum as well as a leadership practicum.
Complete your DSW in as little as 3 years (or 8 semesters).
Set yourself up for a successful career—according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Social worker employment is expected to grow 16% between 2016 and 2026.