Social Work Professional Online Certificate

This certificate is designed for working professionals who hold an undergraduate and/or graduate degree.
Degree Type Certificate
Careers & Salaries Certificate Outcomes
Delivery Online

Our Program

UW-Stout's Social Work Professional Certificate is for current professionals who want to acquire the unique disciplinary knowledge and skill set of social work to supplement their degrees and careers. Courses are career-focused while promoting diversity and awareness, celebrating applied learning, and emphasizing knowledge-based professionalism via the practice of theory and scholarship.

The Social Work Professional Certificate qualifies you to pursue social work licensure in the state of Wisconsin. More information regarding social work licensure in Wisconsin may be found here.

Preference will be given to those individuals seeking State of Wisconsin Social Work Training Certificate.

The social work program at UW-Stout allows students to gain valuable knowledge and experience. / UW-Stout LTS

Highlights of the Social Work Professional Certificate: 

  • Bridges knowledge-based learning with field-based professionalism 
  • Delivery includes one all day face-to-face session per course 
  • Eight week courses with the ability to complete the Social Work Professional Certificate in one year

UW-Stout's Social Work Professional Certificate fosters a holistic educational approach of applied learning and research, theory application and critical thinking, while also advancing students’ skills and strengths to become professionals who support individuals, families, and society to overcome social problems while empowering healthier lives and environments.

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Certificate Requirements

The certificate is an alternative credential for individuals seeking to obtain new knowledge and skills.
Required Courses

Tuition & Fees

Customized Instruction at UW Stout can be described as programs that are designed with the adult learner in mind. If you're comparing UW-Stout's customized instruction tuition to our competitors, keep in mind:

  • $342 per undergraduate credit — customized instruction tuition rate includes the textbook rental fee.
  • There are no additional university-based semester or technology fees.
  • Students in customized instruction programs pay the same rate of tuition regardless if Wisconsin residents, out-of-state or international participants.

Value for Your Money

There’s more to value than just tuition. UW Stout also provides:

  • Program Director – faculty with discipline expertise.
  • Student Services adviser – one point of contact, providing support to students for each program.
  • Course sequences and matrices – know what courses are offered when so you can plan ahead.
  • Courses and programs may be stackable for use in another program.
  • Courses are flexible and convenient for working professionals.

Other universities will present costs and value differently - make sure you're comparing apples to apples.

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