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Best CSWE Social Work Programs in Arkansas

At Best Online Social Work Degrees, we provide comprehensive, unbiased information of the best undergraduate and graduate Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Social Work programs in Arkansas and across the United States. Arkansas has 53 degree-granting institutions. The state is home to 11 public, 4-year institutions, 22 public, 2-year institutions, 14 private non-profit, 4-year institutions, four private non-profit, 2-year institutions, one private for-profit, 2-year institution, and one private for-profit, 4-year institution. There were 139,236 undergraduate students enrolled in associate's and bachelor's degrees and 20,502 students enrolled in master's and doctoral degrees in fall 2018.

Of the 53 institutions, 9 offer CSWE accredited social work programs in Arkansas. More detailed information about those institutions can be found below. Take your time to discover more about each institution and what they can offer for your career objectives. Accreditation is a very important criteria when evaluating Social Work programs and we further discuss the role of accreditation on CSWE programs here.

Arkansas State University

Undergraduate CSWE Social Work Programs

Bachelor of Social Work

Graduate CSWE Social Work Programs

Master of Social Work

A-State’s Social Work Program offers both Baccalaureate and Master’s degrees and is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Social Workers engage in generalist practice and may be hired in a variety of settings with the BSW degree.  Social Workers with the MSW degree are prepared for licensure and advanced practice in a Clinical setting.  Clinical Social Worker diagnose and treat more serious mental, behavioral, and emotional issues.  There are many career opportunities for social workers, both BSW and MSWs, to work in a variety of settings including mental health clinics, schools, and hospitals.

Public, 4-Year

Sector

9,350

 Undergraduate Enrollments

4,359

Graduate Enrollments

961

Online Undergraduate Enrollments

3,259

Online Graduate Enrollments

Arkansas State University’s Social Work program and enrollment data was last updated in December 2020. For more information, visit the university’s website above.

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Harding University

Undergraduate CSWE Social Work Programs

Bachelor of Social Work

The social work department exists to equip students to be competent, effective and ethical social workers committed to improving the well-being of others, and who exhibit Christian ideals through academic excellence, personal integrity, compassionate service and respect for human diversity.

We work to prepare students for beginning-level professional generalist practice with individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations as well as prepare students for lifelong professional development through graduate study.

Private Non-Profit, 4-Year

Sector

3,974

 Undergraduate Enrollments

1,147

Graduate Enrollments

29

Online Undergraduate Enrollments

220

Online Graduate Enrollments

Harding University’s Social Work program and enrollment data was last updated in December 2020. For more information, visit the university’s website.

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Philander Smith College

Undergraduate CSWE Social Work Programs

Bachelor of Social Work

The Bachelor’s of Social Work (BSW) Program at Philander Smith College prepares students for a broad foundation in generalist social work by learning how to serve individuals, families, groups and communities.

Founded in 1877, Philander Smith College, an HBCU in Arkansas, is the result of the first attempt west of the Mississippi River to make education available to freedmen (former African American slaves). The forerunner of the college was Walden Seminary, named in honor of Dr. J.M. Walden, one of the originators and the first corresponding secretary of the Freedmen’s Aid Society.

Philander Smith College was chartered as a four-year college on March 3, 1883.

Private Non-Profit, 4-Year

Sector

1,000

 Undergraduate Enrollments

N/A

Graduate Enrollments

19

Online Undergraduate Enrollments

N/A

Online Graduate Enrollments

Philander Smith College’s Social Work program and enrollment data was last updated in December 2020. For more information, visit the college’s website.

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Southern Arkansas University

Undergraduate CSWE Social Work Programs

Bachelor of Social Work

The mission of the Social Work Program at Southern Arkansas University is to graduate students from diverse backgrounds who will be well prepared to launch their careers as competent generalist practitioners, as well as to graduate students who continue their education at the graduate level. Through our educational processes, we will promote and provide continued professional development for current service providers and instill in students the need for lifelong learning. The program is committed to incorporating within students a professional identity. Integrated within this identity are professional values and ethics, and an appreciation for social work’s historical task of advancing social and economic justice while empowering populations at risk.

Public, 4-Year

Sector

3,543

 Undergraduate Enrollments

76

Graduate Enrollments

261

Online Undergraduate Enrollments

608

Online Graduate Enrollments

Southern Arkansas University’s Social Work program and enrollment data was last updated in December 2020. For more information, visit the university’s website.

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University of Arkansas

Undergraduate CSWE Social Work Programs

Bachelor of Social Work

Graduate CSWE Social Work Programs

Master of Social Work

The Mission of the School of Social Work is to improve the lives of vulnerable persons, families, groups, organizations, and communities. We are committed to fostering a culturally diverse environment that strives to be free of all forms of oppression and promotes justice and equality for all. This mission is achieved through the use of evidence-based practices to educate social work leader-practitioners, emphasis on critical thinking and self-awareness, facilitation of collaborative relationships in the community, and conducting original research.

The Baccalaureate degree in Social Work has been offered at the University of Arkansas since 1940. The School has one of the oldest undergraduate social work programs in the United States. These social work programs in Arkansas are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

The MSW program at the University of Arkansas School of Social Work is designed to prepare leader/practitioners for advanced practice with multiple systems across the life course. We are particularly concerned that our graduates leave the program with the leadership skills and tools needed to advance the mission of the profession, especially in terms of reducing poverty and assisting vulnerable populations in moving toward self-sufficiency and well being.isese

Public, 4-Year

Sector

23,386

 Undergraduate Enrollments

4,392

Graduate Enrollments

887

Online Undergraduate Enrollments

1,441

Online Graduate Enrollments

The University of Arkansas’s Social Work program and enrollment data was last updated in December 2020. For more information, visit the university’s website.

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University of Arkansas at Fort Smith

Undergraduate CSWE Social Work Programs

Bachelor of Social Work

The mission of the UAFS Social Work program is to prepare students to succeed in an ever changing global world by promoting human and community wellbeing. We educate and prepare students at the undergraduate level to work to improve the quality of life of persons in society. With pertinent knowledge and professional experience, students are equipped to improve the lives of community members, to develop and assist with innovative programs and services that promote social and economic justice for all community members. 

Public, 4-Year

Sector

6,531

 Undergraduate Enrollments

26

Graduate Enrollments

664

Online Undergraduate Enrollments

26

Online Graduate Enrollments

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith’s Social Work program and enrollment data was last updated in December 2020. For more information, visit the university’s website.

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University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Undergraduate CSWE Social Work Programs

Bachelor of Social Work

Graduate CSWE Social Work Programs

Master of Social Work

Our program has a long-standing commitment to social workers and citizens in Arkansas. In addition to being the longest-running program in Arkansas, the School of Social Work graduates more social work students than any other social work program in Arkansas and is one of the fastest-growing programs on the UA Little Rock campus. In addition, we are the only university in Arkansas to offer both a bachelor’s and a master’s program in online and face-to-face formats.

Some of the most important learning you will experience happens outside of the classroom. Field practice allows our students to gain valuable hands-on training with people of need while using their progressive skills in social work.

Public, 4-Year

Sector

7,715

 Undergraduate Enrollments

2,800

Graduate Enrollments

1,579

Online Undergraduate Enrollments

759

Online Graduate Enrollments

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Social Work program and enrollment data was last updated in December 2020. For more information, visit the university’s website.

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University of Arkansas at Monticello

Undergraduate CSWE Social Work Programs

Bachelor of Social Work

The Department of Social Work offers a four-year curriculum of study leading to a Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) degree accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE). The B.S.W. degree program at the University of Arkansas at Monticello is designed to prepare generalist social work practitioners to work in a variety of areas including, but not limited to: child, adolescent, and family services; health care; mental health care; criminal justice settings; geriatrics; substance abuse services; and in a variety of social service organizations in the community. An emphasis is placed on the ecological paradigm, providing students with an understanding of the reciprocal relationship between the person and environment.

Public, 4-Year

Sector

2.810

 Undergraduate Enrollments

301

Graduate Enrollments

202

Online Undergraduate Enrollments

166

Online Graduate Enrollments

The University of Arkansas at Monticello’s Social Work program and enrollment data was last updated in December 2020. For more information, visit the university’s website.

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University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Undergraduate CSWE Social Work Programs

Bachelor of Social Work

The Social Work Department at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, an HBCU in Arkansas, is committed to providing a quality education to baccalaureate level social work students who upon graduation are prepared to engage in entry-level generalist social work practice with client systems of various sizes and types. Social work students are prepared to apply the basic problem-solving techniques, as well as other intervention strategies utilized when working with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations..

Public, 4-Year

Sector

2.473

 Undergraduate Enrollments

106

Graduate Enrollments

48

Online Undergraduate Enrollments

4

Online Graduate Enrollments

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s Social Work program and enrollment data was last updated in December 2020. For more information, visit the university’s website.

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