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

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.A. in Human Services - Human Services Counseling
      • M.A. in Human Services - Addictions Counseling
      • M.A. in Human Services - Biblical Counseling
      • M.A. in Human Services - Christian Counseling
      • M.A. in Human Services - Conflict & Mediation Ministry
      • M.A. in Human Services - Criminal Justice & Ministry
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Business - HR Management
      • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies
      • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Johns Hopkins University

    Program Options

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

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS - Human Services
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • HS Diploma
  • Philadelphia, PA

    University of Pennsylvania

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

Kaplan University

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

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Regent University

  • M.A. in Human Services - Human Services Counseling
  • M.A. in Human Services - Addictions Counseling
  • Bachelor of Science in Business - HR Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies

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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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Penn Foster High School

  • HS Diploma

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