Arkansas Social Work Degree Programs - 2022

AKA: ASW, BSW, MSW, DSW, Clinical MSW

Arkansas Social Work Degree Programs Ranked and Sorted

Last Reviewed: August 29th, 2022

Social Worker License has analyzed data from 18 schools who offer degree programs in the field of social work and human services.

Whether you live in Little Rock, Fayetteville, Fort Smith or elsewhere in Arkansas, you can find the right social work or human services degree program for you. Filter schools in Arkansas by degree level and field type. Rank schools by features that matter to you. Explore all the social work programs offered in Arkansas below.

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Type of Institution

Program Fields (and degrees offered)

Arkansas State University-NewportNewport, AR 1st for In-State Tuition $2,856 IN-STATE TUITION $4,320 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma
Not enough data

Program fields may include:

  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling.
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician.
  • Clinical/Medical Social Work.
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling.
  • Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling.
  • Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling.
  • Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.
  • Mental Health Counseling/Counselor.
  • Genetic Counseling/Counselor.
  • Infant/Toddler Mental Health Services.
  • Medical Family Therapy/Therapist.
  • Hospice and Palliative Care.
  • Trauma Counseling.
  • Reserved.
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other.
Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Public

Total Enrollment

1,216

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

Not enough data

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$2,856

Out-of-State Tuition:

$4,320

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$8,530

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

Not enough data

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

N/A

Average SAT Math Score:

N/A

Ozarka CollegeMelbourne, AR 2nd for In-State Tuition $3,004 IN-STATE TUITION $5,356 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Human Services, General.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Associate's Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Associate's Degree
Not enough data

Program description:

A program that focuses on the general study and provision of human and social services to individuals and communities and prepares individuals to work in public and private human services agencies and organizations. Includes instruction in the social sciences, psychology, principles of social service, human services policy, planning and evaluation, social services law and administration, and applications to particular issues, services, localities, and populations.

Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Public

Total Enrollment

722

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

Not enough data

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$3,004

Out-of-State Tuition:

$5,356

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$5,694

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

Not enough data

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

N/A

Average SAT Math Score:

N/A

Phillips Community College of the University of ArkansasHelena, AR 3rd for In-State Tuition $3,020 IN-STATE TUITION $4,910 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Social Work.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma
  • Associate's Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma
Not enough data
Associate's Degree
Not enough data

Program fields may include:

  • Social Work.
  • Youth Services/Administration.
  • Forensic Social Work.
  • Social Work, Other.
Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Public

Total Enrollment

593

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

Not enough data

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$3,020

Out-of-State Tuition:

$4,910

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$4,704

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

Not enough data

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

N/A

Average SAT Math Score:

N/A

University of Arkansas-Fort SmithFort Smith, AR 4th for In-State Tuition $5,754 IN-STATE TUITION $13,026 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Social Work.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Bachelors Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Bachelors Degree
Not enough data

Program fields may include:

  • Social Work.
  • Youth Services/Administration.
  • Forensic Social Work.
  • Social Work, Other.
Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Public

Total Enrollment

4,615

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

34.62%

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$5,754

Out-of-State Tuition:

$13,026

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$9,062

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

Not enough data

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

N/A

Average SAT Math Score:

N/A

Arkansas State UniversityJonesboro, AR 5th for In-State Tuition $7,315 IN-STATE TUITION $12,883 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Social Work.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Master's Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Bachelors Degree
$31,866
Master's Degree
$44,889

Program fields may include:

  • Social Work.
  • Youth Services/Administration.
  • Forensic Social Work.
  • Social Work, Other.
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma
  • Graduate/Professional Certificate

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma
Not enough data
Graduate/Professional Certificate
$45,903

Program fields may include:

  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling.
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician.
  • Clinical/Medical Social Work.
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling.
  • Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling.
  • Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling.
  • Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.
  • Mental Health Counseling/Counselor.
  • Genetic Counseling/Counselor.
  • Infant/Toddler Mental Health Services.
  • Medical Family Therapy/Therapist.
  • Hospice and Palliative Care.
  • Trauma Counseling.
  • Reserved.
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other.
Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Public

Total Enrollment

7,739

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

48.71%

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$7,315

Out-of-State Tuition:

$12,883

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$14,189

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

67.19%

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

545

Average SAT Math Score:

565

Henderson State UniversityArkadelphia, AR 6th for In-State Tuition $7,392 IN-STATE TUITION $9,312 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Social Work.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma
  • Bachelors Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma
Not enough data
Bachelors Degree
$24,164

Program fields may include:

  • Social Work.
  • Youth Services/Administration.
  • Forensic Social Work.
  • Social Work, Other.
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Master's Degree
  • Graduate/Professional Certificate

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Master's Degree
$40,583
Graduate/Professional Certificate
Not enough data

Program fields may include:

  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling.
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician.
  • Clinical/Medical Social Work.
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling.
  • Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling.
  • Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling.
  • Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.
  • Mental Health Counseling/Counselor.
  • Genetic Counseling/Counselor.
  • Infant/Toddler Mental Health Services.
  • Medical Family Therapy/Therapist.
  • Hospice and Palliative Care.
  • Trauma Counseling.
  • Reserved.
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other.
Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Public

Total Enrollment

2,603

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

36.26%

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$7,392

Out-of-State Tuition:

$9,312

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$14,902

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

74.9%

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

513

Average SAT Math Score:

495

Arkansas Tech UniversityRussellville, AR 7th for In-State Tuition $7,668 IN-STATE TUITION $13,236 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Human Services, General.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Associate's Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Associate's Degree
Not enough data

Program description:

A program that focuses on the general study and provision of human and social services to individuals and communities and prepares individuals to work in public and private human services agencies and organizations. Includes instruction in the social sciences, psychology, principles of social service, human services policy, planning and evaluation, social services law and administration, and applications to particular issues, services, localities, and populations.

Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Public

Total Enrollment

7,384

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

43.5%

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$7,668

Out-of-State Tuition:

$13,236

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$11,721

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

97.66%

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

N/A

Average SAT Math Score:

N/A

University of Arkansas at MonticelloMonticello, AR 8th for In-State Tuition $7,909 IN-STATE TUITION $13,759 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Social Work.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Bachelors Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Bachelors Degree
Not enough data

Program fields may include:

  • Social Work.
  • Youth Services/Administration.
  • Forensic Social Work.
  • Social Work, Other.
Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Public

Total Enrollment

2,048

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

22.66%

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$7,909

Out-of-State Tuition:

$13,759

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$10,451

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

Not enough data

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

N/A

Average SAT Math Score:

N/A

University of Arkansas at Pine BluffPine Bluff, AR 9th for In-State Tuition $8,248 IN-STATE TUITION $14,908 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Social Work.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Bachelors Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Bachelors Degree
$30,974

Program fields may include:

  • Social Work.
  • Youth Services/Administration.
  • Forensic Social Work.
  • Social Work, Other.
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Master's Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Master's Degree
Not enough data

Program fields may include:

  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling.
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician.
  • Clinical/Medical Social Work.
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling.
  • Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling.
  • Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling.
  • Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.
  • Mental Health Counseling/Counselor.
  • Genetic Counseling/Counselor.
  • Infant/Toddler Mental Health Services.
  • Medical Family Therapy/Therapist.
  • Hospice and Palliative Care.
  • Trauma Counseling.
  • Reserved.
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other.
Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Public

Total Enrollment

2,440

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

31.67%

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$8,248

Out-of-State Tuition:

$14,908

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$11,631

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

59.66%

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

450

Average SAT Math Score:

450

University of Arkansas at Little RockLittle Rock, AR 10th for In-State Tuition $8,366 IN-STATE TUITION $18,957 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Social Work.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Graduate/Professional Certificate

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Bachelors Degree
$30,396
Master's Degree
$45,951
Graduate/Professional Certificate
Not enough data

Program fields may include:

  • Social Work.
  • Youth Services/Administration.
  • Forensic Social Work.
  • Social Work, Other.
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Master's Degree
  • Graduate/Professional Certificate

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Master's Degree
$44,669
Graduate/Professional Certificate
Not enough data

Program description:

Any instructional program in public administration and services not listed above.

Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Public

Total Enrollment

5,620

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

37.64%

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$8,366

Out-of-State Tuition:

$18,957

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$16,065

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

56.04%

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

540

Average SAT Math Score:

540

Arkansas Baptist CollegeLittle Rock, AR 11th for In-State Tuition $8,760 IN-STATE TUITION $8,760 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Human Services, General.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Bachelors Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Bachelors Degree
Not enough data

Program description:

A program that focuses on the general study and provision of human and social services to individuals and communities and prepares individuals to work in public and private human services agencies and organizations. Includes instruction in the social sciences, psychology, principles of social service, human services policy, planning and evaluation, social services law and administration, and applications to particular issues, services, localities, and populations.

Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Private nonprofit

Total Enrollment

468

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

6.78%

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$8,760

Out-of-State Tuition:

$8,760

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$16,961

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

Not enough data

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

N/A

Average SAT Math Score:

N/A

Southern Arkansas University Main CampusMagnolia, AR 12th for In-State Tuition $9,080 IN-STATE TUITION $14,120 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Social Work.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Bachelors Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Bachelors Degree
Not enough data

Program fields may include:

  • Social Work.
  • Youth Services/Administration.
  • Forensic Social Work.
  • Social Work, Other.
Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Public

Total Enrollment

3,121

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

39.63%

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$9,080

Out-of-State Tuition:

$14,120

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$15,321

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

68.53%

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

N/A

Average SAT Math Score:

N/A

University of Central ArkansasConway, AR 13th for In-State Tuition $9,338 IN-STATE TUITION $16,148 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Master's Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Bachelors Degree
$25,293
Master's Degree
$40,755

Program fields may include:

  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling.
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician.
  • Clinical/Medical Social Work.
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling.
  • Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling.
  • Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling.
  • Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.
  • Mental Health Counseling/Counselor.
  • Genetic Counseling/Counselor.
  • Infant/Toddler Mental Health Services.
  • Medical Family Therapy/Therapist.
  • Hospice and Palliative Care.
  • Trauma Counseling.
  • Reserved.
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other.
Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Public

Total Enrollment

8,237

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

42.86%

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$9,338

Out-of-State Tuition:

$16,148

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$16,554

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

93.78%

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

530

Average SAT Math Score:

520

University of ArkansasFayetteville, AR 14th for In-State Tuition $9,384 IN-STATE TUITION $25,872 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Social Work.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma
  • Bachelors Degree
  • Master's Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma
Not enough data
Bachelors Degree
$31,728
Master's Degree
$44,306

Program fields may include:

  • Social Work.
  • Youth Services/Administration.
  • Forensic Social Work.
  • Social Work, Other.
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Master's Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Master's Degree
Not enough data

Program description:

Any instructional program in public administration and services not listed above.

Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Public

Total Enrollment

22,624

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

67.38%

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$9,384

Out-of-State Tuition:

$25,872

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$16,507

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

77.67%

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

595

Average SAT Math Score:

590

Philander Smith CollegeLittle Rock, AR 15th for In-State Tuition $13,014 IN-STATE TUITION $13,014 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Social Work.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Bachelors Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Bachelors Degree
Not enough data

Program fields may include:

  • Social Work.
  • Youth Services/Administration.
  • Forensic Social Work.
  • Social Work, Other.
Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Private nonprofit

Total Enrollment

796

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

41.98%

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$13,014

Out-of-State Tuition:

$13,014

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$14,046

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

Not enough data

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

N/A

Average SAT Math Score:

N/A

Harding UniversitySearcy, AR 16th for In-State Tuition $21,540 IN-STATE TUITION $21,540 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Social Work.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Bachelors Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Bachelors Degree
$28,183

Program fields may include:

  • Social Work.
  • Youth Services/Administration.
  • Forensic Social Work.
  • Social Work, Other.
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Master's Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Master's Degree
Not enough data

Program fields may include:

  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling.
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician.
  • Clinical/Medical Social Work.
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling.
  • Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling.
  • Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling.
  • Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.
  • Mental Health Counseling/Counselor.
  • Genetic Counseling/Counselor.
  • Infant/Toddler Mental Health Services.
  • Medical Family Therapy/Therapist.
  • Hospice and Palliative Care.
  • Trauma Counseling.
  • Reserved.
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other.
Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Private nonprofit

Total Enrollment

3,492

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

68.16%

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$21,540

Out-of-State Tuition:

$21,540

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$19,456

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

55.07%

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

595

Average SAT Math Score:

580

John Brown UniversitySiloam Springs, AR 17th for In-State Tuition $28,288 IN-STATE TUITION $28,288 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Master's Degree
  • Graduate/Professional Certificate

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Master's Degree
$38,458
Graduate/Professional Certificate
Not enough data

Program fields may include:

  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling.
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician.
  • Clinical/Medical Social Work.
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling.
  • Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling.
  • Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling.
  • Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.
  • Mental Health Counseling/Counselor.
  • Genetic Counseling/Counselor.
  • Infant/Toddler Mental Health Services.
  • Medical Family Therapy/Therapist.
  • Hospice and Palliative Care.
  • Trauma Counseling.
  • Reserved.
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other.
Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Private nonprofit

Total Enrollment

1,437

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

66.35%

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$28,288

Out-of-State Tuition:

$28,288

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$21,957

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

58.86%

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

620

Average SAT Math Score:

580

University of Arkansas for Medical SciencesLittle Rock, AR 18th for In-State Tuition N/A IN-STATE TUITION N/A OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Master's Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Master's Degree
Not enough data

Program description:

Any instructional program in public administration and services not listed above.

Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Public

Total Enrollment

838

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

Not enough data

Costs

In-State Tuition:

Not enough data

Out-of-State Tuition:

Not enough data

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

Not enough data

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

Not enough data

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

N/A

Average SAT Math Score:

N/A