Academic Programs


Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

The BSW program prepares students for generalist practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. at the entry-level and prepares students for advanced graduate work in social work, as well as for degree programs in other disciplines.

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Master of Social Work, Advanced Standing

Our Master of Social Work degree one-year Advanced Standing plan of study prepares graduates for clinical or macro social work practice. Advanced Standing requires a bachelor’s of social work to apply.

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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.

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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.

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    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.

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      Non-credit

      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.

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