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Become an Agent of Hope

We believe that Social Work is more than just a major—it’s a career with a calling.

If you are passionate about improving lives in your community, join King’s Social Work programs to gain the knowledge and skills you need to advocate for social justice and economic reform.

King University’s Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) programs provide rigorous coursework in an online environment along with in-person field experiences to better prepare you for various meaningful career paths such as case management, child protection, medical social work, school social work, or mental health (clinical) social work, criminal justice and forensic fields, and in numerous other arenas.

Why Study Social Work at King?

Service-Learning Experience

Service-learning engagements provide the experience you need to navigate real-time challenges and opportunities in your Social Work career. King’s programs encourage you to engage in community experiences, taking the knowledge you gain in class directly to those who need your advocacy and support. You will have the opportunity to choose from more than 100 employment and field practicum partners at local, national, and international locations, but you are also encouraged to seek out practicum and service-learning placements right in your own hometown.

Flexible Online Format

We take pride in our diverse student body and work to make our programs accessible to students from a wide range of backgrounds. With our online format, you have the flexibility to learn from anywhere and share the richness of your own experiences with your cohort.

Learn More about the BSW Degree Program

Ready to gain the knowledge and skills you need to advance as a professional Social Worker and have a positive impact on the lives of others? CONTACT US to learn more about our BSW program or APPLY today!

Learn More about the MSW Degree Program

Ready to enter the world as an MSW? King’s MSW program will prepare you to engage with your community, assess, plan, intervene and evaluate with all types of clients, and sit for licensure. Ready to start your impactful journey? CONTACT US to learn more about our MSW program or APPLY today!

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion

The Social Work Programs at King University are committed to fostering and celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion based on equal opportunity and respect. We work to create an environment in which every student, faculty, and staff member recognizes and values all races, ethnicities, religions, genders, identity expression, sexual orientation, national origin, immigration status, age, disability, or veteran status. We embrace all aspects of who you are at your very essence!

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are an inherent part of the social justice mission of social work. “The primary mission of the social work profession is to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty…” (NASW, 2017, Preamble). This work is not simply an ideal toward which we aspire as a profession, but the very essence of who we are in the world. Social Workers keep equity and justice at the heart of our practice. We cannot have true inclusion without equity.

Career Outlook

Social Work is more than just a major or a career, it’s a calling that uplifts community. 

In 1931, Jane Addams would elevate Social Work to international visibility after being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her effort in establishing settlement houses for Chicago-based immigrants. Since then, a number of the benefits we take for granted are a result of the hard work of justice-minded advocates who chose to reduce suffering and improve the well-being of others.

As a graduate of King’s BSW and/or MSW programs, you are well prepared to serve individuals and communities in need and help children, families, those with mental health challenges, and more. Your skills are needed now, more than ever.

Care for Your Community – and Advance Your Career

According to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission 2023 Supply and Demand Report, Social Workers are among the “top 25 high demand occupations with the greatest number of annual openings.” The report also states that the demand for Tennessee-based Social Workers is far greater than the current supply. These employment projection findings mirror the national trends. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, openings in the field of Social /Work in the U.S. are expected to grow 10 percent from 2021 to 2031, twice the average growth rate for all occupations. 

Graduates with a BSW degree can find various meaningful career paths in the Social Work field, pursue licensure, or advance their degrees. Graduates with a MSW are ready to pursue licensure, step into a formal role as a competent clinical social worker, or practice at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels.

A degree in Social Work can lead to these career choices and more:

Career Choices in Social Work

Explore more careers in social work.


Ready to take that first step?

Ready to gain the knowledge and skills you need to advance as a professional Social Worker and have a positive impact on the lives of others? Contact us to learn more about our BSW program or APPLY TODAY!

Already got your BSW, and want to progress to your MSW? Contact us to learn more about our MSW program or APPLY TODAY!

Additional Resources for Social Work Students

Technology Requirement

A computer with Microsoft Office 365, wireless and webcam capability is required. Microsoft Office 365 is available to all King students to load on the PC or Mac and is accessible at using their King University credentials. Chromebooks are not recommended.

Social Work is a productive outlet for me to channel my passion for helping others. Not only does being a Social Worker mean that I get to make a difference in peoples' lives, it also means that I get to fight for equality, promote social change, and empower people and communities."
Heather Vines BSW ‘21