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Online Bachelor of Social Work

Start a Career in Helping Others

Delivered in a flexible, affordable online format, Methodist University’s Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) will prepare you to develop your passion for helping people into a meaningful career.

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  • Duration 3.5 years
  • Cost per Credit $400
  • Credit Hours 124

Program Benefits

  • CSWE-accredited
  • Social work positions are expected to grow by 13% through 20291
  • Transfer up to 93 credits
  • Courses include social research, human behavior, and welfare policy

Support Diverse Communities

The online Bachelor of Social Work degree from Methodist University will equip you with the tools to serve your community across an array of contexts. In the online classroom, you’ll engage with coursework that explores how you can strive for human well-being as you offer social services to individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. You’ll learn the mechanisms and consequences of oppression at the systemic level in order to understand how you can promote social and economic justice as a future social worker.

Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and recognized as an NC-CWEC member, the program will provide you with a unique skill set that will enable you to critically approach social problems in your community. Moreover, the program will also give you a tight-knit, relational, and supportive environment to ensure your academic success.

Career Outlook: Make a Living out of Supporting Communities

The need for social workers is increasing. By getting an online BSW degree from Methodist University, you can join a growing industry that centers on supporting vulnerable and marginalized communities. Social workers currently earn an average salary of $50,470, and positions in the field are expected to grow by 13% through 2029.1

Careers and Salaries

Curriculum: Build a Foundation in Advocacy

Designed by experienced professionals, the online BSW program curriculum centers on preparing students to master the nine social work competencies designated by CSWE. These generally cover social work ethics, diversity, human rights, practice and research, engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation. Additionally, the in-person internship requirement will give you real-world experience.

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Program Outcomes

In this program, you will learn to:

Admissions Requirements

To apply for the online Bachelor of Social Work from Methodist University, you’ll need:

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Tuition Details

The online BSW degree costs $400 per semester hour and has 124 total semester hours. Learn more about the affordability and value of your education at Methodist University. If you or a family member are a veteran or active-duty service member, visit our Military Support page.

Tuition and Fees

Why Study Online?

Enjoy an online learning environment that offers the same quality as in-person courses, including dedicated faculty members and an overall caring, friendly atmosphere for achieving your professional and personal goals.

You’ll also have access to all academic support services. That means you’ll get personalized assistance you need, such as access to the tutoring and writing centers. Experience a distinctive education in a flexible environment that fits your schedule.

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Financial Aid

You can earn a high-quality education from a private institution without worrying about the cost. As a Yellow Ribbon school and a university where 97% of students qualify for financial aid, Methodist is committed to affordability.

Learn more about federal student loans and grants, military benefits, and scholarship opportunities. We’re proud to make your goals as affordable as possible.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have other questions not answered here? Request more information or call 910-212-4956.

The online BSW is available in both part-time and full-time options. Call 910-212-4956 to speak with a knowledgeable counselor dedicated to personalizing your enrollment experience.

With more than 97% of students receiving significant financial aid, very few pay the full “sticker price” tuition fee of $49,600, making the value of an MU degree unmatched. The estimated $49,600 does not include fees or other costs you may incur. A variety of scholarships are available for Methodist University’s online programs.

For more information about tuition, additional costs, and financial aid options, please visit our tuition page.

Yes, the online BSW is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

To gain admission into the program, you must provide:

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Yes! The online BSW accepts up to 93 transfer semester hours, pending departmental approval.

There are a total of 124 semester hours, with 60 of those being major-specific.

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