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8-Week Classes

Beginning in August, October, January and March

$399 / Credit Hour

Financial Aid Available
(Including Scholarships!)

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Quick Facts

  • Program Delivery Format: Online (*Two Field Education Practicum Experiences Required)
  • Accredited: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Credit Hours: 124 total hours (up to 75 may be transferred in)
  • Potential Career Fields: Child, Family, School, Community, and Mental Health Social Worker, Substance Abuse Counselor, Rehabilitation Case Manager, Human Services Specialist.
  • 2018-19 Tuition Rate: $399 per credit hour (Scholarships and Financial Aid Available)
  • Department Webpage: Social Work
  • Curriculum: Program Requirements

*Social Work students are required to complete Field Education Practicum components for the program in social service agencies programs.  For this reason, online Social Work students need to be able to adjust their schedules, and be able to travel to their placement in order to complete their clinical requirements.

Practicum I (5 credit hours) and Practicum II (8 credit hours) are typically completed during the 3rd and final semesters of the program and require a minimum of 200 agency hours (13.3 hrs/week) and 320 agency hours (21.3 hrs/week) respectively, along with a weekly class seminar. Practicum placements are 16 weeks each.

Online Program Admissions Requirements

  1. Application form (no application fee)
  2. Two satisfactory references from anyone other than a family member. When completing the online application, students will list contact information for these references and a form will be sent automatically to those listed on the application.
  3. Provide official copies of transcripts for ALL previously attended colleges and universities. If you have never attended college, please provide an official copy of your high school transcript or GED. We will gladly assist you in ordering official transcripts and we will pay for the transcript orders.
  4. Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid online and add Asbury University’s school code, 001952.

Visit the Adult Professional Studies admissions page for more information regarding the admissions process.

[ALL TRANSCRIPTS, whether high school or University, must be sent directly from that institution to the Admissions Office of Asbury University. Hand-carried transcripts may be used for evaluation only. Hand-carried transcripts are NOT acceptable as final, official transcripts.]

Please visit the Social Work webpage for more specific information regarding academic and program requirements.

Program Accreditation

Asbury University’s Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation of a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited program has sufficient resources to meet its mission and goals and the Commission on Accreditation has verified that it demonstrates compliance with all sections of the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards.

Accreditation applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact