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Tulane University’s School of Social Work Launches Online Master of Social Work with Noodle Partners

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New Orleans, LA – Tulane University’s School of Social Work (TSSW) today announced the launch of a new online Master of Social Work (MSW). Tulane plans to, pending Council of Social Work Education approval, debut its inaugural MSW online program in January 2018.

Tulane University has a long, proud history of social work education, offering the first training program for social workers in the Deep South and today is a leading source of highly trained, compassionate practitioners.  The School of Social Work has maintained full accreditation status since 1927, and is a charter member of the Council on Social Work Education. Now, 90 years later, Tulane opens the door to current and future social workers to obtain a high-quality graduate degree via tech-enabled online delivery.

“One of my primary objectives as the dean is bringing our outstanding pedagogy and faculty expertise to new audiences; the online MSW is an exciting first step in this direction,” noted Patrick Bordnick, Dean of TSSW. “We look forward to attracting students to our program who share our passion for empowering individuals and communities.  TSSW faculty are committed to imparting the core values of service, social justice, and applied experiences to prepare our students to serve as agents of change from local to global contexts. Working with Noodle Partners we intend to build the top tier online Master of Social Work degree program in the country.”

Priced identically to the existing ground version, Tulane’s online MSW will also offer strong value compared to some online competitors. Tuition is approximately $1,000/credit hour, making the 60-credit program $20,000-$40,000 more affordable than peer programs. Additionally, Tulane will offer a tech-driven placement service to ensure that practicum hours efficiently complement students’ interests.

Bringing external expertise in key functional areas like digital marketing, student recruitment, instructional design, and student support, Noodle Partners is helping Tulane build a powerful online MSW that is sustainable over the long term. Its business model lowers cost while providing best-in-class service, unprecedented transparency, and agility.

“Tulane’s online Master of Social Work will be a significant homerun for the University and for students,” says John Katzman, CEO of Noodle Partners. “We’re building the best online MSW—one fueled by technology that will revolutionize online delivery in this important, and growing, field of study.”

For more information, visit the web site: socialwork.tulane.edu

About Tulane University
Founded in 1834 in New Orleans, Tulane University has 9 schools and 1 college, and is a member of the Association of American Universities. Tulane also ranks as “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.  The school has 8,452 undergraduates and 5,129 graduate students.  Tulane University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, doctorate and professional degrees.

About Noodle Partners
Founded by a team of education and technology veterans, Noodle Partners creates innovative online and hybrid programs while improving traditional classroom models. Noodle Partners has the capability to work with universities on every aspect of building a certificate or degree program that they choose — marketing, student recruitment, enrollment, curriculum design, student engagement, support services, graduate placement, and alumni engagement — and provides an exceptionally high level of fit and finish. For more information, please visit: http://www.noodle-partners.com or follow Noodle Partners on Twitter at @NoodlePartners and LinkedIn.

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