Online Program

iStock_000005024691XSmallIn Fall 2016, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Social Work launched an online Master of Social Work degree, enabling students to earn an MSW while continuing to live and work in their own community. The online program focuses on clinical social work practice, where students will learn contemporary, evidence-informed practice approaches that can be used across a wide range of settings and with diverse groups of individuals, families and groups. The program can be completed in three years, which includes the completion of both course work and field internships. Field placements are determined by the MSW field coordinator, in conjunction with the student, and every attempt is made to find a suitable placement in, or near, your geographical location.

While in the online program, students have the opportunity to experience a rich and highly interactive learning environment. Courses in the online program are delivered utilizing both asynchronous and synchronous technologies. Our asynchronous format includes using Blackboard, where the student will have access to course content, regularly scheduled assignments, due dates, and interaction through threaded discussion. In addition, the program utilizes a synchronous learning format (Adobe Connect), which is a live, online classroom, where students have the opportunity to meet fellow students and their instructors.

The UALR online MSW program’s curriculum is the same as for those attending the campus, and thus is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Next application deadline for the online program: March 1.

For more information, contact the School of Social Work at 501.569.3240 or