Master of Science in Social Work / Psychosocial Oncology
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.

A specialization in Psychosocial Oncology addresses the complex needs of individuals facing a cancer diagnosis. Students will learn how to apply clinical skills such as psychosocial assessments, counseling, leading family meetings, setting goals of care, and making treatment decisions. Graduates of this program receive a Certificate in Psychosocial Oncology along with their master’s degree. 

Students in this concentration can study topics including:

  • Psychosocial practice in oncology – interpersonal practice
  • Community approaches to promote health equity
  • Social work and human sexuality
  • Death and grief
  • Spirituality and social work
  • Epidemiology
  • Psychopathology


  • 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