Skip to main content
social work subcategory-10

Explore social work theories in MSW programs

In an online MSW program, you can learn to apply a variety of social work theories for advanced clinical practice. Build a foundation of knowledge that you can use to propel your career forward.

See all MSW programs

What are social work theories?

Social work theories help to guide professionals within the practice. They can explain patterns in human behavior, such as conscious and unconscious motivations. By learning some of the major theories used in this field, you can better prepare for a rewarding career helping others.