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. Kaplan University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS in Human Services
      • MSHUS - Family and Community Services
      • MSHUS - Organizational and Social Services
      • Master: Psychology/Addictions
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor: Human Services/Child and Family Welfare
      • BS in Human Services
      • Bachelor: Liberal Studies
      • BS in Liberal Studies Leadership
    Certificate
      • Certificate in Human Services
      • Human Services Certificates in Child and Family Services
      • Adult Gerontology Practitioner Certificate
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Indiana Wesleyan University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Social Work - Advanced Track
      • Master of Social Work - Standard Track
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Social Work - Pre-Social Work
      • B.S. General Studies - Human Services
      • B.S. General Studies - Liberal Arts
    Associate's
      • A.S. General Studies - Human Services
      • A.S. General Studies - Liberal Arts
    Certificate
      • Undergraduate Certificate - Human Services
      • Undergraduate Certificate - General Studies
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Colorado Technical University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS - Criminal Justice - Human Services
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Johns Hopkins University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Liberal Arts
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS - Human Services
  • Online Programs Available
    6. American InterContinental University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Healthcare Management - Gerontology
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Gerontology
    Master's
      • Master of Science in Child and Adolescent Developmental Psychology
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Winthrop University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Social Work
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.S. in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Childhood and Adolescence Disorders
    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
    10. Southern New Hampshire University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BA Human Services
      • BS Criminal Justice - Human Services
      • BA in Psychology - Child & Adolescent Dev.
      • BA Human Services concentration in Child and Family Services
      • BA Human Services in Gerontology
      • BA General Studies

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Kaplan University

  • MS in Human Services
  • Bachelor: Human Services/Child and Family Welfare
  • Certificate in Human Services

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Indiana Wesleyan University

  • Master of Social Work - Advanced Track
  • Bachelor of Social Work - Pre-Social Work
  • A.S. General Studies - Human Services
  • Undergraduate Certificate - Human Services

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Colorado Technical University

  • BS - Criminal Justice - Human Services

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Johns Hopkins University

  • Master of Liberal Arts

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Colorado State University Global

  • BS - Human Services

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American InterContinental University

  • Bachelor of Healthcare Management - Gerontology

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Northcentral University

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Gerontology
  • Master of Science in Child and Adolescent Developmental Psychology

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Winthrop University

  • Master of Social Work

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