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Campbellsville University Online Master of Social Work, Kentucky

Why Campbellsville University?

The online Master of Social Work offered by Campbellsville University allows students working remotely to complete a master’s at this small private Christian university. Campbellsville University, located  in Campbellsville, Kentucky, accepts applicants with an undergraduate degree in any subject. 

Standardized test scores are not required, and a minimum undergraduate GPA of none  is expected.  

Program Snapshot

University Name Campbellsville University
Location Campbellsville
State Kentucky
Niche.com Grade B-
Name of Degree Master of Social Work
School or Department Administering Program Carver School of Social Work
Credits 60
Cost per credit $559.00
Tuition for Entire Program $33,540
Test Requirements No
Minimum GPA none
Prerequisite Courses and Skills none
Campus Visit Required? No Visit Required
Typical Time to Complete 2 years
When Can Students Start the Program? March, May, June, October, December
Program Concentrations Advanced generalist
Synchronous Classes No
Required Courses
  • Foundation Practicum I and II;
  • Human Development
  • Research Methods
  • Practice Foundation I – Individuals
  • Practice Foundation II – Families
  • Practice Foundation III – Communities
  • Practice Foundation IV – Groups; Cultural Competency; Policy and Practice
Does the Program Include a Capstone? No
Does the Program Include a Practicum or Internship? Yes
Other Features that Make the Program Unique Models emphasizing the ecological and strength perspectives are infused throughout the educational experience. Using these models within a Christian / Social Work value base, graduates are prepared to provide assessment and intervention with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations.
Program Objectives (quoted directly from the program) To prepare competent and effective advanced generalist social work professionals to empower, to lead and serve as practitioners, service coordinators, service administrators, policy analysts’ and program developers. To equip graduates with advanced generalist social work knowledge, values and skills in preparation for service with diverse, at-risk, marginalized, oppressed populations which exist in rural, urban, national and international locations; To prepare advanced generalist social work practitioners that are skilled in evaluation and linking empirical knowledge, social work practice wisdom, social research and practice outcomes; To stimulate a desire within graduates for the pursuit of life-long-learning and Christ-centered service.
Program Description The flexible, asynchronous program offered by this small Kentucky college prepares students to practice social work from a Christian perspective.  6o credits of coursework prepare students to become practitioners, service coordinators, service administrators, policy analysts and program developers. The program offers only one concentration – the Advanced Generalist – but does focus on topics within the rural, military and Christian contexts. No capstone or campus visit is required, but a practicum is required. 

What will I Learn?

Campbellsville University aims to to prepare competent and effective advanced generalist social work professionals who can empower, lead and serve as practitioners, service coordinators, service administrators, policy analysts’ and program developers. The online social work master’s aims to equip graduates with advanced generalist social work knowledge, values and skills in preparation for service with diverse, at-risk, marginalized, oppressed populations which exist in rural, urban, national and international locations. As a program grounded in evidence-based approaches, Campbellsville educates advanced generalist social work practitioners that are skilled in evaluation and linking empirical knowledge, social work practice wisdom, social research and practice outcomes. As a Christian university, Campbellsville hopes to stimulate a desire within graduates for the pursuit of life-long-learning and Christ-centered service.

Students complete a required practicum, accompanied by required Foundation Practicum courses 1-4. They learn key concepts in courses in Human Development and Research Methods.  Important practice skills are taught in 4 Practice Foundation courses, focusing on Individuals, Families, Communities, and Groups. Essential perspectives for leadership in the profession are taught in Cultural Competency and Policy and Practice.   Models emphasizing the ecological and strength perspectives are infused throughout the educational experience. Using these models within a Christian / Social Work value base, graduates are prepared to provide assessment and intervention with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations.

How much will the program cost?

Students finish their degree within 2 years and pay $559.00 per credit for a total of 60 credits, or just over $33,000.

How does the program fit into my life?

The Campbellsville University online MSW program is taught using asynchronous courses, in which students view previously recorded lectures and complete assignments with more flexibility than traditional programs. Students are not required to visit the campus. The average time to complete the program is two years. 

Summary

This small Kentucky college offers a flexible and accelerated degree program for student’s wishing to gain their Master’s in Social Work. Campbellsville provides a Christian-influenced education in the social work profession, accompanied by rigorous training in core theory and practice of the field. The program has a lower cost than some comparable programs, and will be particularly attractive for applicants considering careers in rural communities.