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: Human Services/Child and Family Welfare
    Associate's
      • Associate of Applied Science in Human Services
    Certificate
      • Human Services Certificates in Child and Family Services
      • Adult Gerontology Practitioner Certificate
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Columbia Southern University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA - General
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PhD - Culture, Diversity & Social Justice in a Global Context
      • PhD in Psychology - Gerontology
    Master's
      • Master of Social Work
      • MS - Child & Adolescent Developmental Psychology (MSPSYCAD)
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS - Human Services
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Liberty University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • EDD: Community Care & Counseling: Marriage and Family
      • EDD: Community Care & Counseling: Traumatology
    Master's
      • Advanced Generalist Master of Social Work: Advanced Generalist, General
      • Advanced Generalist Master of Social Work: Advanced Generalist, Individual and Family Clinical
      • MA: Human Services Counseling: Criminal Justice
      • MA: Human Services Counseling: Crisis Response and Trauma
      • MA: Human Services Counseling: Executive Leadership
      • MA: Human Services Counseling: Business
    Bachelor's
      • BS: Social Work
      • Bachelor of Science in Human Services
      • BS: Interdisciplinary Studies
      • Bachelor of Science in Cultural Engagement
    Associate's
      • Associate of Arts in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Saint Leo University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MSW: Advanced Clinical Practice (2 Year)
      • MSW: Advanced Clinical Practice (3 Year)
      • MSW: Advanced Standing
      • MS: Human Services Administration
    Bachelor's
      • BA: Human Services
      • BA: Liberal Studies
    Associate's
      • AA: Liberal Arts
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Bryant & Stratton College

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS Human & Social Services
    Associate's
      • AAS Human and Social Services
  • Online Programs Available
    8. University of Southern California

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Social Work
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Public Admin - Government and Policy
      • M. S in Nursing: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: Adult Gerontology
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science with an Emphasis in Family Dynamics
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Herzing University

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • DGS - Diploma in General Studies

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
  • Bachelor: Human Services/Child and Family Welfare
  • Associate of Applied Science in Human Services
  • Human Services Certificates in Child and Family Services

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Columbia Southern University

  • MBA - General

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Northcentral University

  • PhD - Culture, Diversity & Social Justice in a Global Context
  • PhD in Psychology - Gerontology
  • Master of Social Work
  • MS - Child & Adolescent Developmental Psychology (MSPSYCAD)

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Colorado State University Global

  • BS - Human Services

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Liberty University

  • EDD: Community Care & Counseling: Marriage and Family
  • Advanced Generalist Master of Social Work: Advanced Generalist, General
  • BS: Social Work
  • Associate of Arts in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

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Saint Leo University

  • MSW: Advanced Clinical Practice (2 Year)
  • BA: Human Services
  • AA: Liberal Arts

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Bryant & Stratton College

  • BS Human & Social Services
  • AAS Human and Social Services

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University of Southern California

  • Doctor of Social Work

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