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
      • 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. Walden University

    Program Options

    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)
      • MS in Developmental Psychology - Health & Human Development
      • MS in Developmental Psychology - Child & Adolescent Development
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) - General
      • BS in Human Services - Addictions
      • BS in Human Services - Courts & the Legal System
      • BS in Human Services - Criminal Justice
      • BS in Human Services - Leadership & Administration
      • BS in Human Services - Psychology
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS - Human Services
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Regent University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.A. in Human Services
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Business - HR Management
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Liberty University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • EDD: Community Care & Counseling: Traumatology
    Master's
      • MA: Human Services Counseling: Criminal Justice
      • MA: Human Services Counseling: Executive Leadership
      • MA: Human Services Counseling: Business
      • MA: Human Services Counseling: Dobson Center Family Advocacy, Public Policy, and the Future
      • MA: Human Services Counseling: Dobson Center Marriage and Family Studies
      • MA: Human Services Counseling: Health and Wellness
    Bachelor's
      • BS: Social Work
      • BS: Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.S. in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Childhood and Adolescence Disorders
      • Master of Public Admin - Government and Policy
    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
    7. Columbia Southern University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA - General
    Associate's
      • AA - General Studies
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PhD in Psychology - Gerontology
    Master's
      • Master of Social Work
      • MS - Child & Adolescent Developmental Psychology (MSPSYCAD)
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Florida Tech

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BA in Applied Psychology/Child Advocacy
    Associate's
      • AA in Liberal Arts
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Bryant & Stratton College

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS Human & Social Services
    Associate's
      • AAS Human and Social Services
    Certificate
      • Human and Social Services 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
  • Bachelor: Human Services/Child and Family Welfare
  • Human Services Certificates in Child and Family Services

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Walden University

  • 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)
  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) - General
  • BS in Human Services - Addictions

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Colorado State University Global

  • BS - Human Services

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Regent University

  • M.A. in Human Services
  • B.S. in Business - HR Management

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Liberty University

  • EDD: Community Care & Counseling: Traumatology
  • MA: Human Services Counseling: Criminal Justice
  • BS: Social Work

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Grand Canyon University

  • M.S. in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Childhood and Adolescence Disorders
  • Master of Public Admin - Government and Policy
  • 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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Columbia Southern University

  • MBA - General
  • AA - General Studies

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Northcentral University

  • PhD in Psychology - Gerontology
  • Master of Social Work
  • MS - Child & Adolescent Developmental Psychology (MSPSYCAD)

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