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Top 10 Online Masters in Social Work Programs for 2017-2018

Top 10 Online Masters in Social Work Programs for 2017-2018

Online master’s in social work degree programs are a way for busy professionals to earn graduate level credentials while continue to function in their current jobs. Those who pursue social work have a strong desire to help improve the lives in people in their communities.

Featured Online Masters in Social Work Programs

Simmons College – Master of Social Work
University of Southern California – School of Social Work – Master of Social Work

Capella University – MSW – Social Work
The modern day social worker functions as a liaison between assisting organizations that help people deal with issues in their families and relationships. They mediate life obstacles brought on by disabilities, unemployment, housing, health issues, domestic abuse, social injustice, and substance abuse. For many states, MSW credentials are required to practice clinical social work.

If you are looking for more information regarding online learning check out our ranking for the top online schools.

This year we’ve decided to revise our rankings focusing on three components of online MSW programs: flexibility, affordability, and academic reputation. Check out our methodology and rankings below.

Methodology For Ranking Online Masters in Social Work Programs:

Affordability: the estimated average cost of attendance for all students (in and out of state).
Academic Reputation: the ranking of the parent institution according to US News.
Flexibility: schools with greater flexibility in terms of pacing, specializations, and program types rewarded.

 

University of Tennessee – Knoxville
Tennessee Knoxville Online Master of Science in Social Work Degree ProgramThe University of Tennessee at Knoxville offers a fully online MSW with three courses of study, including an advanced standing program (taking 12-24 months to complete), an online full-time program (taking two years to complete), and an extended study program (taking 3-4 years to complete). Program concentrations including evidence based interpersonal practice (EBIP), and management, leadership and community practice (MLCP) are available. As well as certificates in gerontology, school social work, trauma, and veterinary social work are also available. The online programs are taught by the same professors who teach the traditional M.S. in Social Work program, and the online program is held to the same standards. Total average estimated tuition for the program is $41,652, making it the 14th most affordable program surveyed. Currently the University of Tennessee is ranked as the 106th best national university by US News.

 

University of Louisville
Louisville M.S. in Social Work Degree Program OnlineThe University of Louisville offers a fully online M.S. in Social Work including a 60-credit hour standard program, and a 30-credit hour advanced standing program. Students may specialize in a number of topics including psychosocial, oncology, mental health, alcohol and drug counseling, military social work, or gerontology. University of Louisville’s traditional MSW program is the top ranked program in Kentucky, and one of the top 28 public university programs in the country according to US News. The online program closely mirrors its traditional counterpart. Estimated average total program cost is currently $39,600, making the program the 11th most affordable of those surveyed. Currently the University of Louisville is the 161st ranked national university according to US News.

 

University of North Dakota
North Dakota Online Master of Social Work Degree ProgramThe University of North Dakota offers two fully online MSW programs, including an MSW for BSW students (requiring 36 credits), and an MSW for non-BSW students (requiring 60 credit hours). Live classes are held in the evening and on the weekend for working professionals, and the program is a great value, with in-state tuition rates applying to all students, regardless of location. Currently the estimated average total cost of the program is $17,856 (the most affordable of all programs surveyed). The University of North Dakota is currently ranked 168th among national universities by US News.

 

Texas State – San Marcos
Texas State Master of Social Work Degree Program OnlineTexas State University at San Marcos offers a fully online MSW with a specialization in administrative leadership, as well as a hybrid program mixing administrative leadership with direct practice. Both an advanced standing track (requiring 36 credits) and a traditional track (requiring 62 hours) are available, both of which can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. It should be noted that Texas State University San Marcos does not accept students from every state, and so students should consult with the university before applying. Currently Texas State University San Marcos’ program is the 6th most affordable program surveyed, with an average estimate cost of $28,187. Texas State University San Marcos is currently ranked the 50th best regional university in the west by US News.

 

Fordham University
Fordham Online Master of Social Work Degree ProgramFordham University offers a fully online MSW with a traditional path (requiring 66 credits), and an advanced track program (requiring 33 credits). Both programs may be completed on a part-time basis, with programs following a cohort model with eight-week classes. The estimated average total cost of the online MSW is $56,694, making the program the 24th most affordable of those surveyed. Currently, Fordham University is the 58th ranked national university according to US News.

 

University of Southern California
USC Online Master of Social Work Degree ProgramThe University of Southern California offers a fully online MSW with more specializations than any other program in the nation. The program may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis, and is available in a traditional track (60 credits) and an advanced standing track (35 credits). Along with the 5 available concentrations, 3 sub-concentrations may be added to further specialize and enabling 15 potential courses of study. The sub-concentrations include military social work, older adults, and school settings. The University of Southern California is currently the 25th ranked national university according to US News. The estimated total cost of attendance is $91,041, making the program the costliest surveyed.

 

University of New Hampshire
New Hampshire Master of Social Work Degree Program OnlineThe University of New Hampshire offers a fully online MSW and is available with an advanced generalist concentration. Though additional electives are available in health and mental health, addictions and substance abuse, youth and families, and disabilities. Currently there is only a full-time non-advanced standing program requiring 62 credits, and taking 28-29 months to complete. Total estimated tuition for the program is $48,825, making the program the 19th most affordable of those surveyed. University of New Hampshire is currently the 99th ranked national university according to US News.

 

University of Alabama
Alabama Master of Social Work Degree Program OnlineThe University of Alabama offers fully online MSW program with a traditional track (requiring 60 credits), and an advanced standing option (requiring 42 credits). A concentration in services to children, adolescents, and their families is available. Currently the estimated average program cost is $40,620, making the program the 12th most affordable surveyed. The University of Alabama is currently the 88th ranked national university by US News.

 

Our Lady of the Lake University
Our Lady of the Lake Online Master of Social Work Degree ProgramOur Lady of the Lake University offers a fully online MSW program available through a traditional track (requiring 54 credits to graduate), and an advanced standing track (requiring 31 credits to graduate). Our Lady of the Lake University offers a unique perspective, as one of the few MSW programs in the nation with an emphasis on serving Hispanic communities. The programs are constructed for working adults, with material presented asynchronously. Average estimated program cost is $41,040, making the program the 13th most affordable surveyed. Currently Our Lady of the Lake University is a ranked not placed national university according to US News.

 

University of Texas – Arlington
Texas Arlington MSW Degree Program OnlineThe University of Texas at Arlington offers a fully online MSW with a traditional track (requiring 61 credits), and an advanced standing track (requiring 38 credits). Besides a general track, direct practice with children and families is emphasized. The estimated average cost of attendance is $27,300, with tuition for in-state students substantially lower, making the program the fourth most affordable in our rankings. Currently the University of Texas at Arlington is a ranked not placed national university according to US News.

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