Classes in Aurora University's online social work programs are offered in convenient eight-week modules, allowing you to complete your coursework in a flexible learning environment while managing work and family.
Graduates with the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree are prepared for entry-level roles and to apply for advanced standing in the Aurora University Master of Social Work (MSW) program. Students in the MSW program can choose tracks in Child Welfare, Faith-Based Social Work, Forensics, Gerontology, Health Care, Leadership Administration, or School Social Work. You also have the option to pursue one of our dual MSW degrees, the MSW/MBA or the MSW/Master of Public Administration (MPA).
In all of AU Online's social work programs, you’ll have the opportunity to choose from field experiences in your community that align with your career interests, along with multiple entry points throughout the year. All faculty members are practitioners in their fields with experience in health care, child welfare, forensics, addiction and more. You’ll also have access to a dedicated academic advisor who will support you along the way.
Begin your journey or advance your career today with our premier-clinical, CSWE-accredited social work programs.
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is a national association representing social work education in the United States. CSWE’s Commission on Accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the United States and its territories.
Degree options include:
Bachelor of Social Work
BSW – Child Welfare
Master of Social Work
MSW/MBA Dual Degree
MSW/MPA Dual Degree
Track options for the MSW program include:
MSW - Child Welfare
MSW - Faith-Based Social Work
MSW - Forensics
MSW - Gerontology
MSW - Healthcare
MSW - Leadership Administration
MSW - School Social Work
When you choose an online program at Aurora University, you can take advantage of:
» Experienced faculty
» A tradition of values-based education
» Convenience and flexibility
The programs are also offered on the Aurora and Woodstock, Illinois campuses.
The Higher Learning Commission accredits Aurora University at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels.
Our education department is accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
The Aurora University BSW and MSW social work programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
Aurora University Online has a strong tradition of serving students with a quality education that is rooted in the foundational principles of academic excellence. Faculty members are experienced in their field of study and are accessible to online students for support. Our degree programs are designed around quality curriculum to help you succeed in your career.
Accessible and Convenient
Higher education is now more accessible with Aurora University Online. Earn your degree and benefit from our convenient and flexible learning platform that puts a degree at your fingertips.
Aurora University Online strives to make college affordable for our students. Financial aid is available for qualifying students and can help reduce and limit the out-of-pocket expenses associated with a college degree. Students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA before enrolling in an online degree program to assess your eligibility for financial aid.