Social Work

University of Louisville

M.Sc. Online
24 months
737 USD/credit
737 USD/credit
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Social Work from University of Louisville is designed for the next generation of social workers, preparing them to promote social justice and be positive change agents in their community and the fast-growing field of social work.


Social Work from University of Louisville focuses on expanding your understanding and application of methods and decision-making practices that promote social justice and build stronger communities. Within our highly-ranked and accredited Master of Science in Social Work program, you have the option of choosing a specialization and customizing your degree to align with your interests in Alcohol and Drug Counseling, Gerontology, Mental Health, Military Social Work or Psychosocial Oncology.


  • Children and Family Advocacy
  • APS Investigation
  • Community Action
  • Shelters
  • Oncology Social Work
  • Volunteer Coordination
  • Substance Abuse
  • Mental Health
  • International practice
  • Case Management

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Behavior & the Social Environment
  • Social Welfare Institutions, Policies & Services 
  • Social Justice Practice
  • Social Work Practice 
  • Issues in Policy and Service Delivery 
  • Research Methodology & Design 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Advanced Standing (30-hour) Online MSSW Applicants:

  • December 15 deadline for fall term
  • September deadline for spring term




60 alternative credits

30 - advanced 

60 - regular


  • Fully structured
  • No Attendance
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete application for admission
  • Submit $65 non-refundable application fee
  • Submit all official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work from all previous
  • Three (3) Recommendation Forms 
  • Admissions Essay
  • Resume
  • Preferred cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 
  • Preferred Social Work GPA of at least 3.25 
  • English Proficiency
  • Financial Statement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    737 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 737 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    737 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 737 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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Social Work
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