Online Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Degree

Begin a Career to Advance the Mission of Social Justice

Experience a top-tier education in a flexible online format.

Address social challenges that arise in your community with the online Bachelor of Social Work program from Methodist University. This program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and equips you with skills for supporting individuals and families in marginalized communities.

With an optional pathway in School Social Work Licensure that prepares for North Carolina licensure and an elective in Child Welfare Collaboration for those interested in child welfare services, this program is a versatile option for a variety of career goals. Our curriculum and dedicated faculty will enable you to promote social and economic justice.

Methodist University offers distinctive educational experiences in a flexible format that fits your schedule. You’ll receive the same academic support as on-campus students, with personalized assistance that includes access to our tutoring and writing centers.

8 Week Courses

Finish in as few as
3.5 Years

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Online Courses That Empower Aspiring Professionals

Methodist University’s online BSW program will build your foundational knowledge in social work to make you a competitive professional in the job market. The program also includes an optional pathway in School Social Work Licensure.

Methodist University’s faculty are experts in their field and will help prepare you for a fulfilling career.

Learn about child welfare services in preparation for a career in the field.

Develop skills to prepare for North Carolina Licensure through the NC DPI.

Empowering and Flexible Online Programs

We design each online program to match the quality of in-person classes, regardless of where you are. You’ll learn from expert faculty in a flexible environment that lets you study at the times and locations that work best for you. Moreover, you will access the same guidance and support offered on campus, getting assistance from student advisors, enrollment counselors, and tuition planners from the moment you enroll through graduation.

Support Diverse Communities During Your Career

MU’s online bachelor’s in social work degree program prepares you to apply critical thinking skills when responding to pressing challenges in the field. Additionally, you’ll be able to offer innovative solutions to persistent social issues as you serve disenfranchised communities. These abilities put you on track for meeting the rising demand for social workers, which is projected to grow 9% from 2020 to 2030.1

5 Careers for Social Work Graduates

  1. Social Worker: $50,390 per year1
  2. Social and Community Service Manager: $74,000 per year2
  3. Probation Officer or Correctional Treatment Specialist: $60,250 per year3
  4. Nursing home manager: $50,000 per year4
  5. Social Work Case Manager: $48,863 per year5

About Methodist University

Founded in 1956 as a liberal arts college, Methodist University now serves approximately 2,000 students from across the U.S. and more than 50 countries. Our expert faculty members offer top-tier experiences, nurturing moral values and ethical decision-making while preparing students for many careers and pursuits.

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Social Workers.” Retrieved September 13, 2022, from
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Social and Community Service Managers.” Retrieved August 26, 2022, from
  3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists.” Retrieved August 26, 2022, from
  4. Payscale. “Average Nursing Home Manager Salary.” Retrieved August 26, 2022, from
  5. Payscale. “Average Social Case Worker Salary.” Retrieved August 26, 2022, from