The University of Texas at Arlington News Releases
The University of Texas at Arlington’s School of Social Work has been ranked the 28th best online master of social work degree program in the nation, SocialWorkGuide.org reported.
SocialWorkGuide.org is a leading career- and education-focused website that provides comprehensive information about social work degree programs, careers and licensing requirements in the United States.
UTA’s School of Social Work earned a national ranking for its online master of social work degree.
Scott Ryan, UTA School of Social Work dean, credited the online program’s success with the fact that it mirrors what is learned in the classroom.
“Our online program gives students the same breadth of knowledge they need to be successful in the professional world,” Ryan said. “We have a dedicated faculty who teach the online courses with the same vigor our faculty uses in a traditional classroom. The online students leave us with the same job considerations that traditional classroom students have.”
SocialWorkGuide.org only included schools with online master’s programs in social work at schools with not-for-profit status and accreditation from one of the six regional accreditation agencies in the United States recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to be considered. Schools also were screened for accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. The online master’s degrees on the list are equivalent to degrees granted to traditional, on-campus students.
The rankings are based on academic excellence, student experience and support, and graduate success. Its methodology considers such data points as the average tuition cost per online credit hour, graduation rate, the percentage of tenured faculty and school rankings according to trusted college evaluation sources.
Rob Voce, founder of SocialWorkGuide.org, said, “As more students look to online programs to earn an advanced degree, schools are developing online master’s in social work programs equivalent in quality and rigor to traditional …