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Stand with Survivors

Tulane University teaches students to instill resilience in communities around the world with our online Master of Social Work.

Which program will you choose?

The Tulane University online MSW is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. For over 100 years, Tulane University’s School of Social Work has specialized in preparing students for a lifetime of helping those in need—for standing alongside survivors and working with them to rebuild lives, families, and entire neighborhoods. With an online Master of Social Work (MSW) from Tulane University, aspiring social workers will learn the skills and technical tools needed to overcome significant obstacles in their own communities.

Advantages of an Online MSW from Tulane University

Online MSW students will work closely with dedicated professionals and professors, many of whom have years of practical experience in the field, and they will utilize the latest research to develop innovative and effective solutions for communities in need.

The Social Mission at Our Core

The online Master of Social Work’s curriculum revolves around our adherence to the practice of culturally relevant social work. In brief, this means we prioritize communicating with the groups and people we work with, making every effort to understand their needs, and working with them to advocate for those needs.

Our Belief in the Benefit of Flexibility

We want to give students the opportunity to steep themselves in the lessons about resilience, innovation, and advocacy that we have learned in New Orleans and start thinking right away about how to apply them to the places where they live. We want to support our students in their decision to earn a master’s degree online from a top social work school and stay rooted in their own communities, and one way we demonstrate that is by prioritizing flexibility. 

Learning by Doing

Enrolling in Tulane’s online MSW absolutely does not mean that students forfeit their opportunity to learn from fieldwork experiences. To the contrary, every student in Tulane’s School of Social Work must complete nearly 1,000 hours of fieldwork experience, which we will help students arrange in the places where they live. We value the lessons that can be learned only by doing, not to mention the relationships that can help launch our students into their careers. 

One-Of-A-Kind Curriculum

At Tulane’s School of Social Work, we are proud of the fact that the curriculum we have honed for the accredited online Master of Social Work program is inseparable from and shaped by the lessons we have learned in this incredible city we call home. As a top social work school, we know that, as a result, we can prepare our students to do work that matters in their respective communities.

The Social Mission at Our Core

Our Belief in the Benefit of Flexibility

Learning by Doing

One-Of-A-Kind Curriculum

Who Should Choose This Program?

Tulane University’s School of Social Work students come from all over the country, carrying with them compassion deepened by all sorts of personal experiences. These students often envision for themselves career roles ranging from mental health social worker to school social worker to researcher. They are truly dedicated, both personally and professionally, to working with survivors, helping them to overcome their challenges and rebuild successfully. 

Tulane social work students

The students in the online MSW program do tend to share a few key characteristics:

They are driven to make change, both locally and globally, by advocating for survivors and marginalized or oppressed groups in the specific places where they live. 

They understand that extreme social and economic injustices are real and often entrenched in longstanding systems. 

Many of them are especially drawn to the prospect of working in disaster and trauma relief and recovery. 

All of them want to do work that positions them to make communities stronger, safer, and happier. 

Upcoming Online MSW Webinars

Information Session

Tuesday October 9, 2018 7:00 PM Central Time

Join our Director of Admissions and Student Affairs and the Online MSW enrollment team to learn more about Tulane’s Online Master of Social Work program, the application process and admissions requirements.

Information Session & Application Workshop

November 7, 2018 7:00 PM Central Time

Join our Director of Admissions and Student Affairs and the Online MSW enrollment team to learn more about Tulane’s Online Master of Social Work program, the application process and admissions requirements.

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New Orleans

As Tulane’s School of Social Work has flourished over the past century, its development has also been heavily influenced by New Orleans, the resilient, richly diverse, creative, one-of-a-kind city it calls home. Tulane’s alumni and faculty have worked to better New Orleans, along with other cities across the United States, and in the process, they have amassed a crucial wealth of knowledge that has helped to elevate the social work field and bring change to scores of communities. 

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Tulane

Tulane University’s School of Social Work has also garnered a reputation as one of the country’s top programs in the field, and for good reason. Our history, our city, and our longtime commitment to social justice and community empowerment tell our story. When Tulane founded the first training program for social workers in the Deep South over a century ago, the school became a nationally recognized destination for people wanting to do work that matters, and the School of Social Work strives to make our programs as approachable and as affordable as possible. 

Career Information

Social workers are committed to helping those in need. Every segment of society experiences personal setbacks, and because of that, social workers can often find employment within both the private and public sectors, as well as within a range of different industries. With a Master of Social Work from Tulane’s School of Social Work, students will have the skills and tools required to seek employment as social workers in mental health clinics, community development corporations, child welfare programs, hospitals, and schools. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment outlook for social workers from 2016 to 2026 is expected to grow by 16 percent, which is faster than the average growth for most U.S. occupations. In 2017, the average annual wage of a social workers was $47,980.

About Tulane University

Founded in 1834 in New Orleans, Tulane University has nine schools and one college, and is a member of the Association of American Universities. Tulane also ranks as “very high research activity” according to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The school has 8,452 undergraduates and 5,129 graduate students. Tulane University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral, and professional degrees.

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