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Social Work

Walden’s social work program can help prepare you for a fulfilling social work career. Whether you are looking to advance in your profession or gain additional knowledge in the field, you can explore current theories and practices in the field of social work and develop the career skills you need to succeed.

With Walden’s School of Social Work and Human Services, you will have the opportunity to transform yourself as a practitioner, educator, and leader while discovering how to help improve the quality of life for those in need. 

Up to $5,000 grants available. Contact one of our enrollment advisors at 855.203.3398 to learn more.

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  • Doctor of Social Work (DSW)
    Walden’s online Doctor of Social Work program can prepare you to advocate for social justice as a leader in schools, government agencies, and mental health organizations. Through a choice of eight specializations, you can tailor your studies to your career interests. Find out more
  • PhD in Social Work
    Walden’s online PhD in Social Work can prepare you to address some of society’s most pressing social issues as a thought-leader, researcher, or college-level educator. Designed to prepare you to effect positive social change, this program enables you to collaborate with colleagues, explore cutting-edge social work issues, and focus your expertise with a choice of eight specializations. Find out more


  • Master of Social Work 
    Walden University's CSWE-accredited online Master of Social Work program* can prepare you to begin or advance your career as a social worker. Our MSW program builds on our decades of experience in distance learning, which has helped thousands of working adults achieve their academic goals and advance their careers. Find out more

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees vary by degree program because programs at Walden are tailored to the specific needs of professionals in each field.

For more information about grants, scholarships, and tuition savings, please complete the information request form and a Walden University enrollment advisor will contact you.

Simplify your school expenses with:

  • Convenient monthly payments that allow you to pay tuition in manageable installments.
  • Multiple payment plan options, including some that can be combined with school loan programs (if available in your country of residence).
  • No-interest payments, which may eliminate your need for loans.

For assistance deciding which program or specialization fits your goals, call an enrollment advisor at:


How do I enroll in a master's program?

You can expect an enrollment advisor to provide you support, to ask you questions, to really help you align with a program that best suits your needs. They're going to ask you a lot of questions. They're really going to speak to your motivation in why you're looking to pursue school because we want to essentially ensure that any program that you enroll in that it's a proper fit for you. And so they're going to ask you once again a lot of questions and really those questions with the goal of finding more out of- more about you so we can really hone in on what motivates you and what program best suits your needs.

Cliff Burley | Director of Enrollment at Laurate Education

*On November 9, 2015, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the U.S., provided Walden with unofficial notification that our Master of Social Work (MSW) program has received accreditation. Official notification will be posted on the CSWE website on December 7, 2015.