Master of Science in Social Work / Advanced Standing
University of Louisville

Program Details

The online master’s in Social Work from the University of Louisville prepares students to promote social justice and be agents for positive change in their community. The program focuses on expanding understanding and application of methods and decision-making practices relevant to Social Work.

Qualified students can complete the Advanced Standing program in half the time as the traditional program. Advanced Standing requires 30 credit hours over two to five semesters. Graduates are eligible to become a Certified Social Worker (CSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). 

Specializations are available in:

  • Alcohol and drug counseling
  • Gerontology
  • Mental health
  • Military social work
  • Psychosocial oncology

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Louisville is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.75 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Hold a Bachelor of Social Work within the last seven years