Master of Science in Social Work / Gerontology
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.

The Gerontology specialization allows students to become leaders in the field of aging and social work. Graduates will be trained to respond to the needs of older adults and their families. Students have the opportunity to participate in field practice in a variety of gerontology programs and network with professionals in the field. 

Courses in this specialization include topics such as:

  • Social gerontology
  • Social work practice with older persons
  • Mental health
  • Death and grief
  • Psychopathology
  • Substance abuse
  • Spirituality and social work


  • A bachelors degree
  • Official transcript
  • Three recommendations
  • Writing sample
  • Resume

Special Accreditation

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges