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Social Work Degree Programs

Grand Canyon University offers online Bachelor of and Master of Social Work degrees that prepare you to begin or position yourself for possible career advancement in social work. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences promotes research, creativity, ethical formation and inquiry through critical, analytic and interdisciplinary study. Our college’s mission cultivates leaders in various fields of study through critical thinking and applied experience, linking theoretical foundations with practical application, which prepares you for today’s diverse and evolving workplace.

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Bachelor of Social Work

Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Social Work program offers a diverse set of courses aimed to increase the understanding of human behavior. This social work degree program prepares students to assist in improving the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities while working with diverse groups of people in a variety of settings. By the end of this program, students are prepared to work in entry-level social work practice or begin graduate school.

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Counseling Master's Degrees

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Master of Social Work (MSW)

Grand Canyon University’s Master of Social Work program is designed to prepare students to gain the knowledge and skills to apply social work principles, values and ethics when helping individuals, families and communities overcome various social and behavioral health issues. By earning a Master of Social Work, students can position themselves for possible career advancement within the helping profession and continue a professional path of reward and purpose. Social workers become more than professionals and practitioners. They become advocates who fight alongside those who are struggling and help them live a more fulfilling life.

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I can honestly say Grand Canyon University is the best place to earn your graduate degree. GCU is different than any other university. The online education is excellent. The professors and the professional staff always do their best to encourage the students to be successful.”

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I can honestly say Grand Canyon University is the best place to earn your graduate degree. GCU is different than any other university. The online education is excellent. The professors and the professional staff always do their best to encourage the students to be successful.”

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Online Social Work Degrees at Grand Canyon University

GCU’s become a household name in online learning. With online programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level, GCU’s mission is to provide a quality education while giving students the flexibility they need to get ahead in today’s complex world. GCU’s online students have access to the same perks and resources as on-campus students including expert faculty members, generous scholarship opportunities, a state-of-the-art learning management system, online library and more.

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Over 90,000 GCU students have chosen to pursue their degree online4

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Online Social Work Degrees From GCU

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Build your knowledge to advocate for others with a social work degree. Pursue your passion with one of Grand Canyon University's social work programs.

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1 Alumni from 1957 to April 2021. Includes students who have graduated and completed their program. 

2 Council on Social Work Education | 1701 Duke Street, Suite 200 Alexandria, VA 22314-3457 | Phone: (703) 683-8080 | https://www.cswe.org/ 

3Licensing requirements may vary from state to state. It is the students’ responsibility to check the licensing requirements in their respective state.

Includes students who have participated in an online class in August or September 2020 and does not include students in a cohort program.
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GCU is a private Christian university. We are dedicated to helping our students change their lives for the better through education. Our experienced faculty and staff will be with you every step of the way to ensure you reach your goals.

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Graduate more quickly with our MSW - Advanced Standing

An advance standing MSW program is designed for students who have already completed a CSWE-accredited bachelor’s degree in social work. This former knowledge allows the MSW advance standing courses to bypass the introductory lessons, creating a shorter and more in-depth program.

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GCU's Bachelor of Social Work adheres to the social work standards and competencies established by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).2 

The Master of Social Work degree has been developed to adhere to the social work standards and competencies established by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).2 This program of study is also designed to meet the academic requirements for Licensed Master Social Work (LMSW).3