What to Expect from Online Social Work Program

The fact that LovieAnn Terrado pursued her master’s degree in social work online initially raised questions among some of her friends.

They would wonder, for example, whether a field that requires constant face-to-face interaction could really be taught successfully in a virtual environment, says the 37-year-old Kentucky resident, who graduated from Boston University in 2015.

Terrado quickly learned the answer to that question was yes. While she completed some coursework on her own schedule, she also regularly attended live classes through videoconferencing, part of which involved role-playing.

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