Our Lady of the Lake University Online
Our Lady of the Lake University is a private, Catholic university with a deep connection to the history and community of San Antonio. Founded in 1895 by the Congregation of Divine Providence, we have developed a reputation for our personal teaching style. Since 2011, OLLU has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
We are a university that helps students develop their full potential in an environment that's encouraging and stimulating.
OLLU's Online Programs
Our online degree programs prepare professionals to provide leadership and make scholarly contributions to the advancement of knowledge in their fields, apply the most current information and technology to decision making and problem solving, work collaboratively, productively and ethically in culturally diverse settings, and contribute to the mission of the University by serving the needs of their communities.
OLLU is dedicated and open to the changing needs of our students. Professors bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to each course and are available to help students through personal meetings, e-mail or by phone. Students come first at OLLU: You’ll learn from instructors with real-time experience as well as academic credentials, who go beyond theory to explain your role and responsibilities.
Master of Social Work (MSW) Degree
OLLU’s Worden School of Social Service, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious schools of social work, is now offering its acclaimed Master of Social Work degree program entirely online, giving working adults the opportunity to work toward this career-building and service-oriented credential no matter where they reside.
The online MSW from Our Lady of the Lake University is one of only three social work Master’s degree programs in the US that emphasizes service to Hispanic children and families, the fastest-growing demographic community in the nation. With a focus on social work across the life span, the program prepares students for social services leadership and advanced direct practice in a variety of settings and for a variety of clients, from young children to elderly adults (already the single largest group of social service recipients, and growing fast).
- Advanced Program: The advanced standing MSW program is available to students holding a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from an accredited program and can be completed online in 2 to 2 ½ years.
- Full Program: For those with a Bachelor’s degree in something other than Social Work, the full online MSW program is offered to provide the necessary foundational knowledge and can be completed in 3 to 3 ½ years.