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Complete Guide to an Online Social Work Degree

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We list 6 social work programs, offered through 5 schools. The average cost of tuition at these programs is $16,291 a year. Student reviewers offer insight into what each program has to offer, and the average school on our list has a recommendation rating of 64 percent. Online students also reported if their degree program helped their career advancement, and career helpfulness ratings range from 22 percent to 100 percent for the schools listed here.

Certificate Associate Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
Annual Tuition Certificate $14,918 Associate $15,655 Bachelor's $15,311 Master's $14,550 Doctorate $10,898
Annual Earnings (mid-career) -- -- Bachelor's $43,377 Master's $58,595 Doctorate $81,123

An associate degree in social work will prepare you to become a social work assistant. In these programs students learn how to manage case paperwork and support social workers in finding services for clients. The bachelor's degree is required to work as a direct-service social worker. These programs cover topics like human behavior, the social welfare system, and client interviewing. A master's degree is required to become a clinical social worker. These programs take two to three years to complete and require a year-long internship in a social work setting. These social workers learn how to diagnose and treat mental health disorders in patients. A doctorate can be a useful degree if you want to become a manager or administrator in a social service organization.

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