Master of Social Work

General

Program Description

Our Lady of the Lake University's Worden School of Social Service, one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious schools of social work, offers its acclaimed Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program entirely online, giving working adults the opportunity to work toward this career-building and service-oriented credential no matter where they reside.

The online MSW from Our Lady of the Lake University is one of only three social work master's degree programs in the United States that emphasizes service to Hispanic children and families, the fastest-growing demographic community in the nation. In addition, the Worden School was proud to receive the 2009 Presidential Award for Excellence from the Council on Social Work Education, an annual honor reserved for just one of the nearly 500 social work degree programs in America.

Focusing on social work across the life span, the online MSW from Our Lady of the Lake University prepares students for social service leadership and advanced direct practice in a variety of settings and for a variety of clients, from young children to elderly adults (already the single largest group of social service recipients, and growing fast). The versatility of the online Master of Social Work at OLLU is just one reason why 100% of recent MSW students were employed and working in the field upon graduation.

Whether you have a bachelor’s in social work or have a calling to work in this important field, but graduated with a bachelor’s degree in another subject, OLLU’s online Master of Social Work has a program to fit your needs:

  • Advanced Standing Program: This program is designed for those with their Bachelor of Social Work and can be completed in just under two years.
  • Foundation Program: For those with a bachelor’s degree in something other than social work, this program provides the foundational knowledge needed and can be completed in a little more than three years.

About OLLU

Founded in 1895, Our Lady of the Lake University is a private, Catholic university with a deep tradition of service to underserved and disadvantaged populations. Accredited since its inception by the Council on Social Work Education, the Worden School of Social Service has been cultivating social work leaders since 1942 in a caring, diverse and supportive environment.

If you would like to learn more about Our Lady of the Lake University's online MSW degree program complete the form to request more information.


CSWE Accredited - Council on Social Work Education

Last updated April 2019

About the School

Our Lady of the Lake University is a private, Catholic university with a deep connection to the history and community of San Antonio. Founded in 1895 by the Congregation of Divine Providence, we have ... Read More

Our Lady of the Lake University is a private, Catholic university with a deep connection to the history and community of San Antonio. Founded in 1895 by the Congregation of Divine Providence, we have developed a reputation for our personal teaching style. Since 2011, OLLU has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. We are a university that helps students develop their full potential in an environment that's encouraging and stimulating. Read less