Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
The BSW program prepares students for generalist practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities at the entry-level. The program prepares students for advanced graduate work in social work, as well as for degree programs in other disciplines.
Master of Social Work, Traditional
Our Master of Social Work degree two-year Traditional plan of study prepares graduates for clinical or macro social work practice. The Traditional plan requires a bachelor’s degree, of any major other than social work, from an accredited university or college to apply.
Doctor of Social Work (DSW)
The online DSW gives current social workers the opportunity to further advance their skills with coursework of practice at the leadership or management level.
Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD)
Through a rigorous curriculum, real-world research experience, and individualized mentoring by world-renowned scholars, our KU School of Social Welfare Doctoral Program graduates develop the knowledge and skills to drive discovery and advance the field of social work.
We focus on the professional development and education needs of social workers and other human service sector professionals in the community. Many trainings offer CEUs through the KU School of Social Welfare.
The Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work degree programs at the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s Board of Accreditation.
Accreditation of a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Board of Accreditation indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited program has sufficient resources to meet its mission and goals and the Board of Accreditation has verified that it demonstrates compliance with all sections of the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards.
Accreditation applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.
CSWE does not accredit doctoral programs.