SocialWorkDegrees.org was created as a comprehensive resource for exploring colleges and universities offering a degree in Social Work. All degree levels are covered – Undergraduate and Graduate, and every university in the United States is listed in our database (if there is one missing please let us know!).
We use the United States Department of Labor and US Census Bureau, as well as the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) as our data sources to aggregate all of the social work programs and pertinent information for working in the social work field.
Social Work Degrees is owned and operated by Enroll Education LLC, who researches up-and-coming degree programs, aggregates college educational data, creates website resources for potential college students, and helps universities find students that are the right fit for their degree programs.
The Team Behind SocialWorkDegrees.org
There are numerous researchers, fact-checkers, writers, programmers, and designers that work on SocialWorkDegrees.org. Here are a few of the contributors for the website:
- Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in Family Science
- Graduate: MSW from Washington University in St. Louis
- Graduate: Currently a PhD candidate in the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work
Alyssa earned her MSW in 2001 from Washington University in St. Louis. Alyssa is currently a PhD candidate in the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work. She has worked in direct practice with community health clinics, cancer patients and caregivers. She has also worked with the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. In addition to her doctoral studies, Alyssa is also an adjunct professor for the University of Louisville’s Kent School of Social Work BSW and MSSW programs.
Alyssa is particularly interested in pediatric oncology social work, qualitative research, foster care and social work education. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family which currently includes her husband, two biological children, two foster children and one dog. She likes to read, hike, travel and write. She dreams of writing about her experiences as a foster mom and children’s books for siblings of pediatric cancer patients. Alyssa is passionate about the field of social work, the myriad of career opportunities it offers and the ability to make significant and lasting change in the world.
- Undergraduate: Bachelor of Arts in Social Work
- Licensure: LSW (Licensed Social Worker)
- Graduate: Currently a graduate student in the MSW program at Boston University School of Social Work
Becca earned her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Gordon College in 2016 and became a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in 2018. Becca is currently a graduate student in the MSW program at Boston University School of Social Work. Becca has worked with numerous populations in a variety of settings. She has experience with early education, pediatric outpatient case management, medical settings, housing/homelessness, and in-home work. Becca has specific interests in pediatric medical and behavioral health care, family work, homelessness, and trauma.
In her free time, Becca enjoys reading, writing, running, and spending time with family and friends. Becca hopes to use her experience with social work education and passion for writing to encourage and support others in exploring the field and inspire others to make a difference in the world.
- Undergraduate: Bachelors in Journalism and Mass Communication
- School: University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Ellie Jesse is a marketing professional with over 8 years of experience working in education technology. She currently provides support for online higher education programs in the areas of Psychology, STEM, and Social Work. Ellie received her Bachelors in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (2013).
- Undergraduate: Bachelor’s in Psychology & minors in Sociology and Criminology
- Graduate: Master’s in Psychology with Applied Behavior Analysis emphasis (BACB accredited)
- Work Experience: Social work, social influence, psychological concepts, normal and abnormal behavior development
Christa earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology first, with minors in both Criminology and Sociology. Christa followed her interests and instincts in Psychology, accepting a career in therapeutic foster care in her state. Through her experience as an Assistant Regional Director in this social work field, she found that psychological concepts such as early psychological development, attachment, and social influence played a large role in the development of normal and abnormal behavior development.
Christa seeks to further support future college students through her knowledge of the fields of Social Work and Psychology, as well as the educational milestones in place for diverse career fields in each major.
History of SocialWorkDegrees.org
Social Work Degrees was originally created in 2015, with a focus only on Social Work degrees, programs, careers, and more. Over the years, we have reviewed thousands of programs, careers, and data to help this website grow. We are continuously researching specific programs, and reviewing them for our readership.
Multiple resources used throughout this website include:
- Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System Data
- CSWE: Council on Social Work Education
- SSWA: School Social Work Association
- NASW: National Association of Social Workers
- U.S. Census Bureau Data
- U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
Our goal is to provide all of the information on social work education in just one place, then provide you with the information you need to make a decision on your education. We write about:
- Regional, state-by-state coverage of social work in each state, including different universities in that state.
- Detailed information and research on specific career paths and occupations one can have with a social work degree
- Specific social work degrees and all of the accredited universities in the United States that offer the degree
We strive to keep the most accurate and up-to-date information specific only to social work degree programs offered at universities throughout the United States. We use several different sources for our data, but if you find a program or university with incorrect information please be sure to submit the issue with the contact form. We will look at it as soon as possible and make any adjustments after we verify the accuracy.
We cite a lot of statistics, numbers, studies, and other data when researching and writing about information we feel is relevant for any current or prospective counselor. Again, if you find any errors please let us know be emailing us at schools (at) socialworkdegrees.org.
Researching Accredited Social Work Programs
On this website, we have gathered all CSWE accredited social work programs we could find in the United States. We have researched different online programs, with some of those programs paying us for advertisements on the site. Despite us vetting any featured program on our website, you are responsible for doing your own research.
School and Program Listings
We take our listings seriously, every schools has been reviewed by one of our researchers to keep as accurate of a database as we can. Our newest program list was loaded to the site in the spring of 2020 and should be current. However, if there is a listing that needs updated please email us so we can review and update it (schools at socialworkdegrees.org).
Using Social Work Degrees.org
Social Work Degrees.org is a great place to find social work programs – we have a list of every CSWE accredited social work program in our database, and display those schools throughout the site. We take our listing seriously, so if you notice anything that needs updated, please let us know by emailing schools (at) socialworkdegrees.org. Here are a few quick ways to find a social work program:
- Accepting Online Programs: Search online programs that are currently accepting applicants
- View Programs: Online BSW, Online MSW, or Online DSW
- Search by State: MSW Programs by State | BSW Programs by State
You will notice throughout the site that there are advertisements. We primarily place featured listings for different universities that could be of interest to someone looking for a degree in counseling, psychology, or similar field. Every university on any of our sites is fully vetted, and is accredited, but you are responsible for fully vetting any program you consider. We have made our best attempt to label any advertisements as sponsored programs or sponsored ads – generally if you see a logo of a university, that is an advertisement.
To get in contact with us for any updates or anything else, please email us (schools at socialworkdegrees.org).