Best Online Master's in Social Work get ranking seal

An online master’s in social work can increase your earnings by 25% over a bachelor’s but can cost as much as $104,205! Even though graduates pull in a decent average salary of just above $60,000, it pays to do your research before choosing your social work degree to keep student loan debt low.

GetEducated compared 26 master’s programs in social work from 26 regionally accredited online schools to create this ‘Best Buy’ list. Our rankings reveal the most affordable options in the United States—15 online master’s in social work for under $43,000.

Average Cost (In-state): $43,884.81
Least Expensive: The University of Alabama ~$22,020.00
Most Expensive: University of Southern California ~$104,205.00

Our data-driven research creates a truly reliable system of scientific rankings. There’s no fancy formulas here. We meticulously calculate total full-time tuition—including any fees—for the most accurate total cost. Our rankings cannot be bought, and therefore factually showcase the cheapest online master’s in social work. The online degrees listed above the gray dividing line are official 2017 “Best Buys” and cost less than the national average.

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Rankings Note: These online college rankings are based on a GetEducated Fall 2016 review of regionally accredited online social work programs. Total cost includes full-time tuition and fees and was valid at the time of collection and specific to the online learning program. School profiles for the online master’s degree programs in our directory may reflect a slightly different cost based on different editorial update schedules.

The published cost is an estimated sticker price for the entire online degree including fees. Actual costs may vary by student. Factors such as transfer credits, prerequisite courses, professional licensing and financial aid availability will affect final cost.

Editorial Note: Online schools do NOT pay to be included in any GetEducated online degree ranking. These rankings are editorially independent, open to any regionally accredited or candidate college that offers a master's degree that is available at least 80 percent through online learning and that is open to enrollment by the public. If your online college is regionally accredited and not currently reviewed by GetEducated, please contact us for inclusion. Each ranking list is calculated every two years. The next survey to identify the cheapest online social work graduate degrees will be undertaken in Fall 2018.

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RANKSCHOOL / DEGREESTATEPRICENOTE
1

The University of Alabama(AL)
$22,020.00
All Students
2

Texas State University(TX)
$23,812.34
$49,108.34
In-State
Out-of-State
3

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville(TN)
$28,428.00
$65,264.00
In-State
Out-of-State
4

University of Central Florida(FL)
$30,221.89
All Students
5

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College(LA)
$30,540.00
All Students
6

Humboldt State University(CA)
$30,600.00
All Students
7

University of North Dakota(ND)
$32,107.20
All Students
8

Campbellsville University(KY)
$33,540.00
All Students
9

Indiana Wesleyan University(IN)
$33,990.00
All Students
10

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania(PA)
$35,121.00
$41,007.00
In-State
Out-of-State
11

Arizona State University(AZ)
$35,940.00
All Students
12

California State University-San Bernardino(CA)
$36,000.00
All Students
13

Indiana University Online(IN)
$37,287.60
$45,327.60
In-State
Out-of-State
14

Brescia University(KY)
$39,480.00
All Students
15

University of Louisville(KY)
$42,840.00
All Students

California State University-Northridge(CA)
$44,220.00
All Students

Capella University(MN)
$45,500.00
All Students

University of New Hampshire(NH)
$48,319.00
$52,969.00
In-State
Out-of-State

Boston University(MA)
$48,750.00
All Students

Our Lady of the Lake University - San Antonio(TX)
$51,069.00
All Students

Widener University(PA)
$51,904.00
All Students

Temple University(PA)
$52,620.00
$72,120.00
In-State
Out-of-State

University of New England(ME)
$56,270.00
All Students

Rutgers University(NJ)
$60,000.00
All Students

Case Western Reserve University(OH)
$86,220.00
All Students

University of Southern California(CA)
$104,205.00
All Students
1 American Counseling Association’s Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
2 Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
  American Counseling Association’s Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
3 Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
4 Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
5 Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
6 Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE)
7 Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
8 National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC)

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