Rooted in practical coursework, our fully-online MSW program blends academic and professional preparation for interprofessional social work practice. Interprofessional social workers draw from social work theory and research to inform and evaluate the delivery of ethical, culturally inclusive practice. You will take courses to practice interprofessional social work, which include guided elective courses in an Interdisciplinary University Certificate (IUC) program. IUC programs provide you unparalleled access to unique courses across disciplines that enable you to customize the MSW curriculum. Flexibility in elective course work allows you to maximize your academic experience, enhance your credentials and gain a competitive edge in the job market.
Complement your Master of Social Work degree with a specialized certificate. Select one of five specialty areas, based on interests and career goals, and earn a certificate in that area as you complete your degree – at no additional cost.
Building on diverse perspectives, the MSW program prepares interprofessional social workers through an interdisciplinary approach to education. Interprofessional social workers build transformative partnerships by employing micro (individual), mezzo (group and family), and macro (organization and community) level practices to advance the social welfare of diverse clients and constituents. These certificate programs will complement your application of social work skills needed for positions in highest demand.
Designed for working professionals, certificates are an excellent way to customize your MSW for your own needs. This maximizes your flexibility to gain a competitive edge as an interprofessional social worker.
Social work is a versatile, purpose-driven profession that prepares you to positively impact the lives of individuals and families, as well as the performance of groups and organizations. A degree in social work can open doors to new job opportunities that can strengthen our communities.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of social workers is projected to grow 11 percent through 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth and compensation will be driven by increased demand for healthcare and social services. Relative to a number of factors within a community, the most competitive employers include hospitals, government agencies, and educational institutions based in urban areas.Find your career
Our regionally accredited online program is made up of high-quality courses and taught by experienced professors dedicated to student success. EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as crisis intervention, addictions, and race and ethnic relations.
The staff make the EKU social work program easy to navigate and they encourage learning and expanding knowledge. Having a program advisor that is familiar and invested in the program was also a great help.
EKU Online offers veterans and active duty military students an unparalleled online learning experience that provides accessibility, convenience and flexibility.
Special Tuition for Active Duty* Military
Eastern Kentucky University offers reduced tuition expenses to $250 per credit hour for undergraduate and $325 per credit hour for graduate courses to all service members currently serving on active duty.
*Active duty is defined as on federal orders for 180 days or more.
“I’d like to thank the EKU College of Justice & Safety for the opportunity to complete my degree online. It’s very user-friendly, and everyone has bent over backwards to make this happen.”
– 1LT Heath Bergmann, EKU Online Graduate