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Best 50 Masters Programs in Social Work 2019

A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

 

Social work is a career field that focuses on providing help and support to those in need. After completing a program or course, professional social workers may have the education necessary to develop community programs, provide counseling and legal support for families, or advocate for children’s rights during divorce and custody cases.

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University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras

The Graduate School of Rehabilitation Counseling is the first graduate program in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, with the mission of training qualified professionals in t ... [+]

The Graduate School of Rehabilitation Counseling is the first graduate program in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, with the mission of training qualified professionals in the field of rehabilitation counseling with the knowledge, skills, sensitivity and ethical behavior necessary to facilitate people with impediments the development of their capacities and their integration into society. The School also has the responsibility of guiding and providing consultancy in matters of public interest related to persons with disabilities and to the professionals of rehabilitation counseling.

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A graduate program of excellence, in continuous development, leader in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean in the comprehensive training of professionals in the field of Rehabilitation Counseling, which will serve and intercede on behalf of people with disabilities, guided by the highest values ethical and scientific knowledge.... [-]

Puerto Rico San Juan
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Spanish
Full time
Part time
5 - 7 semesters
Campus
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University of San Francisco - School of Education

The School Counseling program is a unique, innovative educational program for preparing counselors to address the social, emotional, and academic needs of children, adole ... [+]

The 49 credit School Counseling program meets requirements recently issued by the California State Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for those seeking a career in school counseling in K-12 schools.

OPTION: After their first semester at USF, students enrolled in the 49-credit School Counseling/Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential Program have the option to enroll in a 60-credit Dual Concentration Program in School Counseling and Professional Clinical Counseling.

Graduates of the program obtain a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree and are eligible for the Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential. They may be employed:

in public or private educational settings, in community-based agencies, as consultants to schools, education programs, and other institutions serving the educational needs of youth. ... [-]
USA San Francisco
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English
Full time
Campus
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Kaplan Singapore

The Master of Counselling in the Faculty of Education is a skill-based course suited to those with an interest in counselling. It is taught by academics with extensive ex ... [+]

Monash University Structure and Content

The Master of Counselling in the Faculty of Education is a skill-based course suited to those with an interest in counselling. It is taught by academics with extensive experience working as professional counsellors/psychologists. It can be completed in 12 months, 18 months or 24 months as a part-time study depending on the level of entry.

The Master of Counselling provides a professional qualification and offers authentic counselling experience. It is suitable for people from a variety of professions such as human resources, health, social welfare and education.

An integral component of the course is 300 hours of professional placement, which includes contact and non-contact hours. Non-contact hours include any counselling-related duties associated with the placement centre that do not involve counselling clients. Examples include administrative duties, observation of groups or activities, writing case notes, research into a particular case or attending meetings. Contact hours include client counselling or discussions about case managers, teachers, social workers and/or family members.... [-]

Singapore
October 2019
English
Full time
Part time
12 - 24 months
Campus
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Adelphi University

The part-time Online Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program offered by the Adelphi University School of Social Work blends compelling theoretical study and real-world tra ... [+]

High-Demand Degree: Combine your desire to make a difference with an advanced social work degree to become a qualified professional in a growing field.

The part-time Online Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program offered by the Adelphi University School of Social Work blends compelling theoretical study and real-world training to prepare students for diverse opportunities and rewarding careers in a vital and expanding field.

Full-time faculty delivers personalized instruction in a convenient online format—with twice-yearly, on-campus learning experiences. You benefit from a high-touch, high-quality education with the flexibility to balance all your obligations.

Your Adelphi Online M.S.W also includes comprehensive assistance with field placements—wherever you reside.... [-]

USA Garden City
September 2019
English
Part time
Campus
Online
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Northeastern Illinois University

The Master of Social Work (MSW) is designed to prepare students for professional social work practice with individuals, families, and communities. There are two levels in ... [+]

The Master of Social Work (MSW) is designed to prepare students for professional social work practice with individuals, families, and communities. There are two levels in the master’s degree – foundation and advanced. The foundation curriculum provides students with the knowledge, values, and skills of a generalist social worker similar to that in the bachelor’s degree in Social Work, and is designed for those who enter the program without the bachelor’s degree in Social Work. The advanced curriculum provides students with concentrations in specialized areas of practice or advanced generalists determined by the needs and demands in the community in which the program is located. These concentrations are generally on the micro, mezzo, and/or macro level and are taken only after the student has completed the foundation curriculum.... [-]

USA Avondale
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English
Full time
Part time
1 - 4 years
Campus
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Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin

The Alice Salomon Hochschule - University of Applied Sciences - in Berlin, Germany, offers the postgraduate program Master of Arts in Social Work as a Human Rights Profes ... [+]

MA - Social Work as a Human Rights Profession

The Alice Salomon Hochschule -UniversityofApplied Sciences- in Berlin, Germany, offers the postgraduate program Master of Arts in Social Work as a Human Rights Profession (MA-SWHR). The program is realized in cooperation with:

Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus–Senftenberg Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Malmö University, Department of Social Work. University of Gothenburg, Department of Social Work. University of Ljubljana, Department for Social Justice and Inclusion. University of Strathclyde, School of Applied Social Sciences.

Why a program in “Social Work as a Human Rights Profession”?

In recognition of the importance of the global and transnational dimension of social work increasingly discussed with normative references to human rights, the MA-SWHR offers the qualification to cope with the issues and problems linked to the triple mandate of social work – on the local, national and international level.... [-]

Germany Berlin
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English
Full time
2 years
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University of Kentucky Online

The University of Kentucky's online CSWE-Accredited MSW program builds the skills you need to pursue your passion, effect change, and advance social justice. Learn more t ... [+]

The University of Kentucky's CSWE- Accredited online MSW program combines flexible online learning with a rigorous curriculum that prepares graduates for advanced social work practice. This Master of Social Work program emphasizes engaging others, uses evidence-informed intervention strategies, embraces diversity and aspects of justice while equipping students to improve communities through social change.

Options for an advanced-standing program (30 credits) and a 60-credit regular standing program give experienced social workers and passionate newcomers alike the practical skills needed to be effective in the field.

Program graduates will be able to:

Demonstrate ethical, professional judgment in the delivery of quality practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Respect how diversity and difference shape the human experience and impact all levels of practice. Appreciate and seek to advance human rights and social, economic and environmental justice. Recognize the roles of quantitative and qualitative research methods and their contribution to advancing social work practice. Succeed as analysts, planners, advocates, leaders, and change agents in policy development and implementation within the micro, mezzo and macro levels. Utilize and apply social work knowledge and values to effectively engage, assess, intervene and evaluate practice at all levels. ... [-]
USA Lexington
September 2019
English
Full time
Part time
Online
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Syracuse University - David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics

The School of Social Work offers a concurrent program of classroom and field instruction for the master’s degree. The basic 60-credit program, pursued over two academic y ... [+]

The School of Social Work offers a concurrent program of classroom and field instruction for the master’s degree. The basic 60-credit program, pursued over two academic years, is composed of a 24-credit foundation curriculum and an advanced area of practice concentration. The foundation curriculum helps students develop the base knowledge, values, and skills necessary for effective generalist practice in all areas of social work.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

2. Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

3. Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice

4. Engage in Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice... [-]

USA Syracuse
September 2019
English
Full time
Part time
4 - 7 years
Campus
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European University Cyprus

The program seeks to provide a high level of scientific knowledge to prepare qualified scientists who will help individuals in career planning, professional and education ... [+]

The program seeks to provide a high level of scientific knowledge to prepare qualified scientists who will help individuals in career planning, professional and educational guidance, and in career development and growth.

Employment Opportunities

Career Guidance and Counselling in the public and private education sector, Youth and Employment Programs, Human Resource sector, freelance consultant.

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Cyprus Nicosia
September 2019
Greek
Full time
18 months
Campus
Online
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Our Lady of the Lake University Online

Our Lady of the Lake University's Worden School of Social Service, offers its acclaimed Master of Social Work degree program entirely online, giving working adults the op ... [+]

Our Lady of the Lake University's Worden School of Social Service, one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious schools of social work, offers its acclaimed Master of Social Work (MSW) 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 United States that emphasizes service to Hispanic children and families, the fastest-growing demographic community in the nation. In addition, the Worden School was proud to receive the 2009 Presidential Award for Excellence from the Council on Social Work Education, an annual honor reserved for just one of the nearly 500 social work degree programs in America.... [-]

USA San Antonio
September 2019
English
Full time
Part time
2 - 3 years
Online
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Winthrop University Online

Winthrop University's online Master of Social Work Advanced Standing program prepares students who have earned an undergraduate degree in social work from a CSWE-accredit ... [+]

Winthrop University's online Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) Advanced Standing program offers an empowerment-focused curriculum that prepares students who hold an undergraduate degree in social work from a CSWE-accredited program to improve lives and communities as a competent, specialized social worker. You will learn to gauge the influences of power and use culturally relevant assessment, intervention, and evaluation methods to promote change across systems and levels of practice.

Complete the 39-credit hour Advanced Standing program in less than two years. Accredited by the CSWE and grounded in the NASW Code of Ethics. Graduates are eligible to apply for state social work licensure at the master's level - state licensure requirements vary. Receive ongoing support from a dedicated faculty advisor. Study a unique curriculum with a specialized focus on empowerment practice. Receive dedicated assistance finding field work for your internships from a field placement specialist. Learning Outcomes ... [-]
USA Rock Hill
January 2020
English
Full time
2 years
Online
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Queensland University of Technology

The Master of Social Work provides graduates with an internationally recognized qualification in social work and is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Wor ... [+]

Overview Develop expertise in casework, assessment and intervention, practice frameworks, policy, and ethical and legal contexts of practice. Complete in 2 years full-time with a flexible mix of online learning, block attendance, and external delivery. Graduate eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers. Gain experience in extensive field placements supervised by a professional social worker.

What to expect

The Master of Social Work provides graduates with an internationally recognized qualification in social work and is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers.

During the course students will develop knowledge and expertise in:... [-]

Australia Kelvin Grove
February 2020
English
Full time
2 years
Campus
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United Arab Emirates University College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Master of Social Work (MSW) prepares graduates for advanced professional practice in an area of concentration. The MSW program will prepare UAEU graduates to enter the jo ... [+]

Master's Programs in Social Work.

Master of Social Work (MSW) prepares graduates for advanced professional practice in an area of concentration. The MSW program will prepare UAEU graduates to enter the job force as specialized practitioners, accepting leadership roles within the areas of health/mental health, criminal justice, applied research, policy analysis, community education, schools and in the planning and provision of social services in other areas.

The Master of Social Work consists of 30 credit hours of specialized course-work and practicum for students with a Bachelor degree in Social Work (BSW). The MSW program also welcomes students with a bachelor degree in disciplines other than social work. However, for these students, the program of study will consist of foundation courses (30 credit hours) in year 1 and specialization courses (30 credit hours) in year 2 for a total of 60 credits hours.... [-]

United Arab Emirates Al Ain
September 2019
English
Full time
Part time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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University of Wollongong

The UOW Masters of Social Work (Qualifying) will equip you with the knowledge and skills to make important contributions to the betterment of people and communities. You ... [+]

Course summary

The UOW Masters of Social Work (Qualifying) will equip you with the knowledge and skills to make important contributions to the betterment of people and communities. You will build on prior study of the individual and society, and further develop your interest in social justice and human rights, to earn a professionally accredited Social Work qualification.

UOW Social Work graduates enter the workforce with practical experience earned through supervised professional placements. Your UOW degree will ensure you’re ready to promote social change and development and will help you make a difference to the lives of marginalised and disadvantaged individuals, families and communities.... [-]

Australia Wollongong Liverpool
March 2020
English
Full time
Part time
2 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
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California Western School of Law

The Juris Doctor (JD) and Master in Social Work (MSW) Dual-Degree Program was initiated in 1996 in partnership with the School of Social Work at San Diego State Universit ... [+]

About

The Juris Doctor (JD) and Master in Social Work (MSW) Dual-Degree Program was initiated in 1996 in partnership with the School of Social Work at San Diego State University. It offers students the opportunity to earn the two degrees in four, rather than the usual five years. The program provides opportunities to focus on areas where law and social work regularly intersect such as child welfare, mental health, aging, and domestic violence.

The Program stresses an interdisciplinary approach that values collaboration and communication skills. The culminating experience for the student is the completion of either a thesis or a scholarly paper that would be suitable for publication in a law review journal or some other appropriate scholarly publication.... [-]

USA San Diego
September 2019
English
Full time
4 years
Campus
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