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. Walden University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PhD in Human & Social Services - Advanced Research
      • PhD in Human & Social Services - Community & Social Services
      • PhD in Human & Social Services - Community Intervention & Leadership
      • PhD in Human & Social Services - Conflict Management & Negotiation
      • PhD in Human & Social Services - Criminal Justice
      • PhD in Human & Social Services - Disaster, Crisis & Intervention
    Master's
      • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Advanced Clinical Social Practice (Standard: up to 2 courses/term)
      • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Military Social Work (Standard: up to 2 courses/term)
      • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Social Work in Healthcare (Standard: up to 2 courses/term)
      • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Social Work with Children & Families (Standard: up to 2 courses/term)
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Liberty University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • EDD: Community Care & Counseling: Marriage and Family
      • EDD: Community Care & Counseling: Traumatology
    Master's
      • MA: Human Services Counseling: Criminal Justice
      • MA: Human Services Counseling: Crisis Response and Trauma
      • MA: Human Services Counseling: Executive Leadership
      • Master of Arts in Human Services - Military Resilience
      • MA: Human Services Counseling: Marriage and Family
  • Online Programs Available
    3. 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: 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
    4. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M. S in Nursing: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: Adult Gerontology
  • Online Programs Available
    5. 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
      • B.S. in Gerontology
      • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies
      • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Post University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Human Services
      • B.S. in Human Services / Counseling
      • B.S. in Child Studies
      • B.S. in Human Services / Health and Community Services
      • B.S. in Human Services / Human Services Management
      • B.S. in Human Services / Criminal Justice
  • Campus and Online Programs
    7. Pacific Oaks College

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.A. Human Development
  • Online Programs Available
    8. New England College

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BA in Criminal Justice/Human Services
      • BS in Human Services
      • BA in Humanities
    Associate's
      • AS in Human Services
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PhD in Psychology - Gerontology
  • 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

Walden University

  • PhD in Human & Social Services - Advanced Research
  • PhD in Human & Social Services - Community & Social Services
  • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Advanced Clinical Social Practice (Standard: up to 2 courses/term)
  • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Military Social Work (Standard: up to 2 courses/term)

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Liberty University

  • EDD: Community Care & Counseling: Marriage and Family
  • EDD: Community Care & Counseling: Traumatology
  • MA: Human Services Counseling: Criminal Justice
  • MA: Human Services Counseling: Crisis Response and Trauma

What is your highest level of education?

Purdue University Global

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

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Grand Canyon University

  • M. S in Nursing: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: Adult Gerontology

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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
  • B.S. in Gerontology

What is your highest level of education completed?

Post University

  • B.S. in Human Services
  • B.S. in Human Services / Counseling
  • B.S. in Child Studies

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Pacific Oaks College

  • B.A. Human Development

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New England College

  • BA in Criminal Justice/Human Services
  • BS in Human Services
  • AS in Human Services

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