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Tuition and Financial Aid

Developing the professional skills to empower communities to thrive does require an upfront investment, and we recognize that for some this will present an obstacle. When evaluating how to pay for a master’s degree, prospective students should know that there a number of resources available to them, including tuition assistance from their employers, external scholarships, and student loan programs.

Tulane University awards all ONLINE students with aid equating to the expected total costs associated with tuition, fees, and books.

Scholarship Opportunities Also Available!

Online MSW students will work closely with dedicated professionals and professors, many of whom have years of practical experience in the field, and they will utilize the latest research to develop innovative and effective solutions for communities in need.

Advantages of an Online MSW from Tulane University

The Social Mission at Our Core

Our Belief in the Benefit of Flexibility

Learning by Doing

One-Of-A-Kind Curriculum

Who Should Choose This Program? 

Tulane University’s School of Social Work students come from all over the country, carrying with them compassion deepened by all sorts of personal experiences. These students often envision for themselves career roles ranging from mental health social worker to school social worker to researcher. They are truly dedicated, both personally and professionally, to working with survivors, helping them to overcome their challenges and rebuild successfully. 

The students in the online MSW program do tend to share a few key characteristics:

They are driven to make change, both locally and globally, by advocating for survivors and marginalized or oppressed groups in the specific places where they live.

They understand that extreme social and economic injustices are real and often entrenched in longstanding systems.

Many of them are especially drawn to the prospect of working in disaster and trauma relief and recovery.  

All of them want to do work that positions them to make communities stronger, safer, and happier.

As Tulane’s School of Social Work has flourished over the past century, its development has also been heavily influenced by New Orleans, the resilient, richly diverse, creative, one-of-a-kind city it calls home. Tulane’s alumni and faculty have worked to better New Orleans, along with other cities across the United States, and in the process, they have amassed a crucial wealth of knowledge that has helped to elevate the social work field and bring change to scores of communities.

New Orleans

Tulane University’s School of Social Work has also garnered a reputation as one of the country’s top programs in the field, and for good reason. Our history, our city, and our longtime commitment to social justice and community empowerment tell our story. When Tulane founded the first training program for social workers in the Deep South over a century ago, the school became a nationally recognized destination for people wanting to do work that matters, and the School of Social Work strives to make our programs as approachable and as affordable as possible. 


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Social workers are committed to helping those in need. Every segment of society experiences personal setbacks, and because of that, social workers can often find employment within both the private and public sectors, as well as within a range of different industries. With a Master of Social Work from Tulane’s School of Social Work, students will have the skills and tools required to seek employment as social workers in mental health clinics, community development corporations, child welfare programs, hospitals, and schools.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment outlook for social workers from 2016 to 2026 is expected to grow by 16 percent, which is faster than the average growth for most U.S. occupations. In 2017, the average annual wage of a social workers was $47,980.

Career Information

About Tulane University

Founded in 1834 in New Orleans, Tulane University has nine schools and one college, and is a member of the Association of American Universities. Tulane also ranks as “very high research activity” according to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The school has 8,452 undergraduates and 5,129 graduate students. Tulane University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral, and professional degrees.

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