Free Online Social Work Courses from Top Universities

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Find out about online courses in social work offered for free by Open University. Get information on social work topics dealing with transitioning aged and disabled people to residential care, social care laws in England and Scotland and the practice of social work.
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Free Social Work Courses

Open University offers many free courses in social work. None of these courses offer college credit, but can help you research the field if you're considering social work as a career.

Open University

The free social work courses at Open University include readings, and some provide activities you can complete to help you learn more about the social work concepts discussed. Each course is divided into multiple modules that outline a specific aspect of social work related to the course topic.

Free Online Social Work Courses at a Glance

Course & SchoolProgram LevelFormatActivitiesQuizzes & ExamsDownloadable
Social Work Learning Practice at Open UniversityIntroductoryTextYesNoNo
Social Work and the Law in Scotland at Open UniversityIntermediateTextYesNoNo
Ageing and Disability: Transitions into Residential Care at Open UniversityIntermediateTextYesNoNo
Social Care, Social Work and the Law - England and Wales at Open UniversityIntermediateTextYesNoNo

Popular Schools

  • Online Programs Available
    1. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS in Human Services
      • MS in Human Services - Family and Community Services
      • MS in Human Services - Organizational and Social Services
      • Master: Psychology/Addictions
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor: Health Science
      • Bachelor: Human Services/Child and Family Welfare
      • Bachelor: Liberal Studies
      • BS in Liberal Studies Leadership
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science with an Emphasis in Childhood and Adolescence Disorders
      • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science with an Emphasis in Family Dynamics
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PhD in Psychology - Gerontology
    Master's
      • MS - Child & Adolescent Developmental Psychology (MSPSYCAD)
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Walden University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Advanced Clinical Social Practice (Accelerated: 2-year intensive)
      • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Advanced Clinical Social Practice (Advanced Standing)
      • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Military Social Work (Accelerated: 2-year intensive)
      • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Military Social Work (Advanced Standing)
      • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Military Social Work (Standard: up to 2 courses/term)
      • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Social Work in Healthcare (Accelerated: 2-year intensive)
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Psychology - Human Services for Psychology
  • Online Programs Available
    5. American InterContinental University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Healthcare Management - Gerontology
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Colorado Christian University

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • General Studies, A.A.
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Brenau University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science - Applied Gerontology
    Associate's
      • Associate of Arts - Liberal Studies
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Colorado Technical University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS - Criminal Justice - Human Services
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Saint Leo University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BA: Liberal Studies
    Associate's
      • AA: Liberal Arts
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • HS Diploma

Featured Schools

The schools and programs listed below are popular educational options, and tuition varies based on program and location

Purdue University Global

  • MS in Human Services
  • MS in Human Services - Family and Community Services
  • Bachelor: Health Science
  • Bachelor: Human Services/Child and Family Welfare

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Grand Canyon University

  • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science with an Emphasis in Childhood and Adolescence Disorders
  • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science with an Emphasis in Family Dynamics

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Northcentral University

  • PhD in Psychology - Gerontology
  • MS - Child & Adolescent Developmental Psychology (MSPSYCAD)

What is your highest level of education?

Walden University

  • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Advanced Clinical Social Practice (Accelerated: 2-year intensive)
  • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Advanced Clinical Social Practice (Advanced Standing)
  • BS in Psychology - Human Services for Psychology

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American InterContinental University

  • Bachelor of Healthcare Management - Gerontology

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Colorado Christian University

  • General Studies, A.A.

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Brenau University

  • Master of Science - Applied Gerontology
  • Associate of Arts - Liberal Studies

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Colorado Technical University

  • BS - Criminal Justice - Human Services

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