Program Overview

The online Master of Social Work degree program is aimed at students seeking a rewarding career that enables them to transform lives and help people in areas such as child welfare, substance abuse treatment, gerontology, and more. Students complete a foundation year and an advanced instruction year, culminating in an individual choice of a thesis or non-thesis option.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)


    Completion of at least 12 credit hours in the social and behavioral sciences, and at least 9 hours in the humanities. "C" or better in an introductory statistics course in any undergraduate department. A 3.0 cumulative GPA on undergraduate or graduate course work. Minimum of 2.55 cumulative or last 60 hours gpa for probationary admission. Acceptable scores on the GRE. Evidence that the applicant possesses the personal qualities and aptitudes essential for the social work profession. A genuine interest in people and emotional stability are also important qualifications for admission to the school.

    School Overview

    Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, most commonly referred to as Louisiana State University (LSU), is a four-year public school located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Colonel William Tecumseh Sherman established the school in 1853 in Pineville, Louisiana. LSU is the flagship institution of the Louisiana State University System and is noted for its extensive research facilities, operating about 800 sponsored research projects.

    Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College offers bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctor’s degrees from the following colleges and schools:

    • E.J. Ourso College of Business
    • College of Agriculture
    • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • College of Art and Design
    • College of Human Sciences and Education
    • College of Science
    • College of Engineering
    • College of the Coast and Environment
    • Manship School of Mass Communication
    • College of Music and Dramatic Arts
    • University College

    Undergraduates can benefit from online courses through the LSU Distance Learning Program. LSU Online currently offers the graduate degree programs and a professional certificates completely online.


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