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Social Work Degrees

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Selecting a Social Work Degree

Do you have a reputation for being a good listener and do you provide helpful advice to individuals facing challenging circumstances? You may be a great candidate for a social work degree at Saint Leo University. Whether assisting a homeless man, foster child or disabled veteran, social workers make a world of difference in an individual’s life, and they can help to enact widespread social change.

Saint Leo offers online social work degree programs in addition to campus course options. These social work degree programs include master’s programs for adult learners or recent graduates with bachelor’s degrees to help students further their careers in a field that has become increasingly important.

Online Social Work Degree Programs

We are excited to offer online social work degree programs to help our students balance the requirements of work and home life with their studies. These online programs include a bachelor’s degree in social work, as well as several master’s degree programs. Those master’s degrees in social work include Advanced Standing options for both part-time and full-time, as well as two- and three-year programs. If you’re passionate about making a difference in the community, we can prepare you for that next chapter in your career.

Types of Social Work Degree Programs

Saint Leo University provides a variety of social work degree options. This includes an on-campus bachelor’s degree in social work, along with bachelor’s and master’s degree options that are offered to our online students. If you are located near one of our Education Centers throughout the United States, you could look to enroll in our social work programs if it’s more convenient.

Find a Job in a Growing Field with a Social Work Degree

There are currently more than 682,000 people employed in social work careers in the United States alone, according to data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Further, positions within this field are expected to increase by 16% by the year 2026, a rate the BLS indicates is “much faster” than the average growth rate of all other occupations combined. Some of those career opportunities that our social work students are pursuing include the following:

  • Caseworker
  • Substance abuse social worker
  • Community organizer
  • Child welfare worker
  • Family services social worker
  • Gerontological social worker
  • Researcher
  • School counselor
  • Mentor Advocate

What Degree Do You Need to Become a Social Worker?

To become a social worker, you will need a bachelor's degree in social work. Some roles, including clinical positions, may require a master's degree. But to begin your career in social work you will need a bachelor’s degree first. In some states, you may also need a professional license.

How to get a Master’s Degree in Social Work?

There are three different ways you could get a master’s degree in social work. You could enroll in our two-year program at Saint Leo University, our three-year program or our Advanced Standing program. Our MSW Advanced Standing program is also offered on both a full-time or part-time basis.

Studying Social Work at Saint Leo University

Our goal is to create opportunities for students to earn their degrees while effectively balancing the requirements of home and work life. Along with pursuing your social work degree online, we also offer programs of study at our university campus and throughout our nationwide Education Centers. Our campus is located in Saint Leo, FL, and our Education Centers are in California, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Florida.

Contact Our Admissions Team with any Social Work Degree Questions

Do you have any questions about our social work degree programs? The admissions team at Saint Leo University is standing by to help. Whether you are wondering how many credit hours are required in our undergraduate degree program, have questions about our online social work options or anything else, we’re looking forward to connecting with you.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Graduate Degree Programs