Online Social Work Programs in Kansas

University of Kansas

University of Kansas' school of social work, the School of Social Welfare, offers a bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. program in the field. The MSW is currently the only program it offers online. The school recently celebrated its 60th anniversary and prides itself on the diversity of its faculty, who specialize in fields such as mental health, criminal justice, aging, poverty, and spirituality in the context of social work.


University of Kansas' Online Master of Social Work

  • Concentrations: The program offers a clinical concentration and macro practice concentration.
  • Credits and Courses: Each student, regardless of concentration they choose, must complete 64 credits, including 36 credits of classroom work and 28 practicum credits. The program delivers all of its online coursework asynchronously.
  • Completion Time: A full-time student can complete the program in two years, while a part-time student can typically earn a degree in 3-4 years.
  • Field Education: Each student can complete 28 credits worth of practicum credits at a placement site in their community to take part in approximately 1,000 hours in the field.
  • Online Student Support: Online students at KU gain access to the proprietary KU Connect app, their own virtual reading room, and additional services.
  • Cost: $457/credit in-state; $1,014/credit out-of-state
  • Admission Requirements: Each applicant must possess a bachelor's degree in a liberal arts field with a minimum 3.0 GPA. No GRE or MAT scores are required.

University of Kansas is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). University of Kansas' online social work programs are CSWE-accredited.

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