Masters Programs in Social Work

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Social Work

Social workers are responsible for a wide range of essential responsibilities within their communities, managing the mental and emotional health of the people. Graduates from a Masters of Social Work program are qualified to practice counseling, run client systems, provide leadership in a community, work within the welfare system or disseminate knowledge about mental and emotional health, among other things. Most Master in Social Work students choose to specialize in a certain area of Social Work, such as Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Child Welfare, Adoption, Poverty, Social Change, Human Rights, Community Development, Sexual Abuse or International Development. Some of these areas may have clinical and non-clinical applications.

A full time Master in Social Work degree takes approximately two years to complete, though some of the featured institutions listed below offer one year accelerated or part time study modes. Schools in Macau, Australia, the UK, Israel, Austria, Lithuania, Singapore, the USA and Germany offer highly accredited programs, focusing on specific areas of the Social Work discipline.

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Master Social Work as a Human Rights Profession

Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Germany Berlin

The Alice Salomon Hochschule - University of Applied Sciences - in Berlin, Germany, offers the post graduate program Master of Arts in Social Work as a Human Rights Profession (MA-SWHR). The program is [+]

MA - Social Work as a Human Rights Profession

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

Centrum for Post gradual Studies of Social Work, Berlin 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”?... [-]


Master's Degree In Counseling And Family Mediation

Universidad Pontificia De Salamanca
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain Salamanca

The practice of Guidance and Family Mediation has been institutionalized in various countries of Europe and America. Recognized and recommended by the Council of Europe [+]

Program Description The practice of Guidance and Family Mediation has been institutionalized in various countries of Europe and America. Recognized and recommended by the Council of Europe (R.1974 - R.1980), as well as comprehensive plans to support the family of the Spanish government and various autonomies, is a response to the complex situation that is currently the family and is configured as a specialized and interdisciplinary social service. The novelty of this official university Master (Official Title published in the Official Gazette on February 7, 2014) is offering triple degree. Based on a common basic training in both specialties, they are later articulated in accordance with the methodology, content and practices that are specific to each of them. The Family counselor It is a specialist with specific methods, helps the individual, the couple and the family, to strengthen internal and external resources so that the ties that bind family members are appropriate and effective. When the case requires, other specialists involved. The Family mediator is a specialist with own methods, directs the mediation process and in all those conflict situations that are formed by difficulties that block processes agreement among family members. His intervention in the processes of separation or divorce promotes the collaboration of the parties in establishing agreements to facilitate compliance with their parental responsibilities and strengthening ties in the family, it helps the person, the couple and the family to strengthen internal and external resources so that the ties that bind family members are appropriate and effective. When the case requires, other specialists involved. GOALS Train specialized professionals in the field of marriage and family, trained for the exercise of counseling and family mediation. Offer the possibility to practice in numerous services, both private and public: employment in educational areas, NGOs, health centers, the CEAS, social services, municipalities, Family Associations ... Transmit the methods and techniques as well as the legal, psychological, educational, social and ethical knowledge, which are required for the exercise of the profession. Form in the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for future professional mediation, acquire the skills required in the Laws of Mediation Autonomous Communities. Scientifically study and analyze, in an interdisciplinary framework, issues affecting marriage and family. Contribute to the development of the theme of the family in the university setting. Provide advice and guidance to individuals, couples and families who require it. Collaborate with the social institutions that intend to serve the family within the Spanish State and the various autonomies. Collaborate with institutions internationally, REDIF, in order to develop projects and research programs and exchange of training. Professional Profiles: family counselor, family mediator. Curriculum Psychology of the couple and the family (3 ECTS) Anthropology, sociology and ethics of marriage and family (3 ECTS) The conflict between the couple and the family (3 ECTS) legal framework of marriage and family (9 ECTS) Family Guidance Methodology (6 ECTS) Family Practice Guidance (3 ECTS) Family Mediation methodology (6 ECTS) Practice of Family Mediation (3 ECTS) Orientation and Family Mediation Practicum (18 ECTS) Family Mediation Practicum in the Classroom (6 ECTS) Family Counseling Practicum in Institutions (6 ECTS) Family Mediation Practicum in Institutions (6 ECTS) Master's Thesis (TFM) (6 ECTS) Methodology: Classroom practicum is done at the Center for Family Guidance UPSA; Centers Family Support the City Council and Community of Madrid; Lawyers Acevedo. Duration and price One academic year: September to May Start Date: September 2016 Price: 4,500 € (75 € credit) Places available: 25 Location: Salamanca Contact: cc.familia@upsa.es [-]

Master of Science Sociology and Social Research

University of Cologne Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Cologne

The M.Sc. Sociology and Social Research at the WiSo-faculty of the University of Cologne deepens the knowledge gained in your bachelor studies and makes you an expert in your respective area. [+]

Masters in Social Work. SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL RESEARCH Thank you for your interest in the master's programmes of the WiSo-Faculty. On this webpages you will find all required information on the Master Sociology and Social Research - you will get a sneak peak into the programme structure as well as all facts about the admission criteria and the selection procedure. In a nutshell Standard period of study: 4 semesters, full-time Start: Fall term Degree title: Master of Science (M.Sc.) Language: English Fees: Only Social fee Course structure The master programme Sociology and Social Research consists of 120 ECTS- (European Credit Transfer System) Points and is designed as a 4-semester full-time programme. It is a consecutive master degree based on a bachelor degree within the field of sociology. The Core and Advanced Section of the master programme Sociology and Social Research includes 27 credit points and covers methodological basics of sociology and social research. The Specialisation Section contains 39 credit points and consists of a research seminar, in which 15 credits points will be obtained, as well as advanced modules of sociology and social research. The Supplementary Section serves as an additional section to develop a more specific profile – either by deepening and specialising or by diversifying knowledge. Further modules from business administration as well as from social sciences and economics are available to students. This area will contain two subareas that both require 12 credit points. Detailed information concerning the curricular design is available on our homepage in the area of “study”. Only the best for your career The M.Sc. Sociology and Social Research at the WiSo-faculty of the University of Cologne deepens the knowledge gained in your bachelor studies and makes you an expert in your respective area. For many managing positions of different industries and for certain professions in research and teaching, a master is indispensable. Possible areas of employment for sociologists can be found within market and opinion research, national and international statistic agencies, in national and international associations that are concerned with social and economic policy, research institutions, the departments of media research within mass media corporations and personnel administration of corporations. Additionally, other areas of employment present in positions of local government e.g. in departments responsible for school-, family-, city- or environmental policy as well as provincial and federal agencies. Graduates possess skills that qualify for the upper grade of civil service and leading positions in social and market research as well as social planning. Take your professional future into your own hands and benefit from the theoretical and methodical-oriented approach of the WiSo-Faculty, which combines research as well as teaching with practical experience. Not international enough? If this is the case, there is the possibility to apply for a semester abroad at one of our numerous partner universities. Further Information can be found on the homepage of our International Office. Admission Requirements and Selection Procedure The admission requirements must be fulfilled until the application deadline: Bachelor's degree Application in the case of unfinished Bachelor studies: In cases where present Bachelor studies have not been fully completed, application is permitted if the candidate has earned at least 80% of the required credits and will have achieved the remaining results by 30 September at the latest. The specific admission criteria governing the designated course of study (including the overall grade) must already have been fulfilled on the basis of the exam results available at the time of application. Overall grade of at least 2.7 (German grade) in the Bachelor’s degree Fulfilment of the following subject-related requirements At least 30 ECTS credits in Sociology at least 18 ECTS credits in quantitative methods in Social Sciences or Empirical Social Research, within these credits at least 12 ECTS in Statistics have to be included Language requirements English language skills C1 Selection Procedure If the number of applicants meeting the admission criteria exceeds the number of places available for this course of study, a selection procedure is initiated for the purpose of ranking these applicants. The procedure is based on the grade earned in the Bachelor’s degree or a course of study deemed equivalent. Information on the application From the end of March/ beginning of April onwards you can submit your application via WiSo Faculty's Master's Application Portal. Applicants with a (bachelor’s) degree acquired abroad must additionally apply via uni-assist online as well as postal until 15 June (date of receipt). If you apply for our Double Master’s Programme(s) the deadline is 1 may (date of receipt). Uni-assist requires the following documents: authenticated (and translated) copy of the bachelor certificate (and the transcript of records) authenticated (and translated) copy of the school certificate authenticated copy of the original English language certificate authenticated copy of these documents in the original language, if translated as Chinese applicant: original APS certificate. Please note that uni-assist charges fees. Detailed information about the admission procedure, admission deadlines and required documents are provided at the application website. 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Master of Social Work

Wheelock College
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Boston

If you work for or aspire to work for a social service agency, a community health or education setting, or an advocacy organization and are committed to effecting change in the social conditions and well-being of diverse groups of children and families, this human rights and justice-based social work graduate program can help you achieve your professional goals. [+]

If you work for or aspire to work for a social service agency, a community health or education setting, or an advocacy organization and are committed to effecting change in the social conditions and well-being of diverse groups of children and families, this human rights and justice-based social work graduate program can help you achieve your professional goals. Our Master of Social Work program's approach is family-centered, community-based, and grounded in partnerships with community providers. You will be prepared to practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities through direct practice, policy, and research. Program Overview Wheelock's Master of Social Work (MSW) program is a 60-credit course of study. Students study in five core areas: human behavior and the social environment; social work practice; social policy; social research; and field practicum experiences. We offer several full- and part-time programs to fit your learning needs. Wheelock's MSW curriculum is based on human rights and social justice. This prepares graduates to practice strengths-based social work, taking into account the dynamics of oppression and discrimination, and the importance of cultural differences and how to leverage them to help individuals and communities grow creatively and safely. Students in the MSW program first prepare for generalist practice with individuals, families, small groups, organizations, and communities. Later in the program, the curriculum is organized around a singular concentration in justice-based social work with children and families. Students work in partnership with a faculty advisor to select a focus of study within this concentration. Student work focuses on children and families within their own communities, especially those individuals who are most at risk for not being able to participate fully in society's resources, services, and supports. MSW Advanced Standing Gateway Students who have completed an accredited BSW program within the last five years can apply to Wheelock's 36-credit MSW Advanced Standing Gateway, which waives them out of their Foundation Year MSW requirements and allows them to complete their MSW degree in an accelerated time frame. All incoming Advanced Standing students must successfully complete the MSW Advanced Standing Gateway prior to beginning the 30-credit advanced curriculum. This 6-credit summer course is designed to immerse these graduates in Wheelock's justice-based philosophy and the curricular themes that are foundational to our courses and field work. It builds on the students' knowledge, skills, and values through a two-month intensive course and field-based experience. Students complete 100 hours in their field placement, as well as take part in courses two to three evenings a week during the summer. Field Placement Guidelines/Requirements During the foundation year practicum, students are expected to apply the generalist practice perspective they are learning through classroom-based courses and to have experiences with individuals, groups, families, organizations, and communities. The Social Work Field Education office has partnerships with over 200 field placement agencies and programs throughout the New England area. Foundation year students are expected to be on site at least 16 hours weekly over the course of the academic year of the foundation practicum, completing a minimum total of 480 hours for the full academic year. During the concentration year practicum, students will be placed in an agency/setting where they can demonstrate advanced skills and practices that focus on some aspect of work with children and families, particularly groups of children and families whose life chances and well being are challenged by issues of poverty, homelessness, violence, and the like. Students are in their placement 24 hours weekly throughout the concentration year and complete a minimum total of 720 hours for the full academic year. Field placement days are not predetermined; the schedule is a collaborative effort between the student and the Field Instructor. Field placements are typically available during normal business hours, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Off-Campus and 3-Year and 4-Year MSW Programs Wheelock's MSW program is extended for students who opt for a three- or four-year program plan and for students in the off-campus program in Central Massachusetts. The first year of the program is part-time; students are in class in the late afternoon and evening one to two evenings per week. During the second and third years of the program students are in field placements two or three days per week; field placements are typically available during normal business hours, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students continue to attend classes in the late afternoon and evening one to two evenings per week. In the second and third years of the program, many students who are working reduce or change their schedules to accommodate the required field placement hours. Licensure Upon completion of the MSW degree, students are eligible to sit for the intermediate licensing exam in Massachusetts, the Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Accreditation of Social Work Program Wheelock is accredited by Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). [-]

Master of Social Work

United Arab Emirates University
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Arab Emirates AL Ain

Master of Social Work (MSW) programs prepare graduates for advanced professional practice in an area of concentration. [+]

Masters in Social Work. Master of Social Work MSW Vision: Social Workers are leaders dedicated to strengthening families, organizations, communities and society through the social development of human potential. Master of Social Work (MSW) programs prepare 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. Program Objectives 1. Practice in accordance with social work values and ethics that acknowledge the history and laws of UAE society. 2. Practice in a culturally competent manner that promotes quality of life and well-being, human rights and social and economic justice, with diverse Arab, Muslim and expatriate populations of the UAE and GCC. 3. Use, produce and apply research knowledge to enhance their skills for practice with the diverse Arab/Muslim families, children, individuals, groups, organizations, communities, and societies of the UAE and GCC. Program Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to: 1. Use communication/facilitation skills ethically in building empowering relationships with the diverse populations in the UAE, the Arab Gulf and internationally. 2. Employ skills for influencing policy formulation and change in communities that advance social and economic justice. 3. Apply knowledge and leadership skills in managing projects, and working with community groups and/or organizations to address populations at risk and engage in community resource development. 4. Demonstrate skills in quantitative/qualitative research design, data analysis, program evaluation, practice evaluation, community needs assessments, and knowledge dissemination. 5. Apply the knowledge, values, ethical principles, and skills of a generalist social work perspective to practice with diverse social systems in the UAE, the Arab Gulf and internationally. 6. Analyze social policies at a local, regional, national, and international level. 7. Evaluate existing research studies and one’s own practice interventions. 8. Function within the structure of organizations and service delivery systems and seek necessary organizational change. Degree Requirements Required Credit Hours : minimum 30 hours 3 semester Advance Standing for those with BSW Maximum 60 hours 6 semester Bridge Program for those without BSW Admission requirements or amendment of program admission requirements. Fall Admission Only Weekend classes; evening classes depending on student needs Admission Criteria: Applicants to the Master of Social Work Degree Program must meet the current UAEU graduate admission requirements (GPA; IELTS & TOELF scores, including Tuition and program costs) and the MSW program requirements. 1. A GPA of 3.0 in their undergraduate study; 2. At least two samples of written academic work; 3. An IELTS score of 60 or a TOEFL score of 500; 4. References from at least two people with whom the applicant has worked or studied; 5. A successful interview with MSW Admissions Committee 6. In addition to meeting the above requirements, applicants for advanced standing must have a Bachelor in Social Work or a BSW degree from a university that is accredited and approved in the UAE. Program Requirements: Two Tracts for MSW program 1. 30 credit hours for those with BSW degree. A 3 semester Advanced Standing Program of study and 2. 60 credit hours for those without a BSW degree. The MSW 6 semester Bridge Program of study There is no thesis requirement for the MSW Degree. MSW Bridge Program Required Courses: For Students without the BSW degree: First Semester Required Courses SW 500 Social Welfare Policy and Services: A Worldview 3 SW 510 Human Behavior and Social Environments I 3 SW 542 Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations 3 SW 520 Research Methods for Social Work Practice 3 Second Semester Required Courses SW 541 Social Work Practice with Groups 3 SW 540 Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families 3 SW 511 Human Behavior and Social Environments II 3 SW 534 Integrative Seminar (1 hour) 1 Third Semester Field Practicum SW 590 Field Practicum (400 hours) 8 Total Credits 30 Applicants with a BSW or social work degree approved by the Ministry of Education and UAEU are eligible to take the MSW Advanced Standing 3 semester program. MSW Advanced Standing 3 Semester Program: (For Students with a Social Work Degree BSW) First Semester Required Courses SW 640 Models and Methods of Social Work Practice 3 SW645 Intermediate Social Work Research 3 SW642 Leadership & Supervision 3 One course from selected Concentration list 3 Second Semester Required Course One course from selected Concentration list SW699 Directed Readings 3 Third Semester Field Practicum SW695 Field practicum II (500 hours) 9 Total Credits 30 Specialization Tracks: Students design their specialization in collaboration with their Advisor. MSW Health/Mental Health Specialization SW690 Social Work & Traditional Help Seeking Behavior 3 SW691 Social Work in Behavioral Health Settings 3 SW671 Social Work Practice with At Risk Populations 3 SW699 Directed Readings 3 MSW Criminal Justice/Substance Abuse Concentration SW 680 Social Work in Criminal Justice Settings 3 SW 681 Social Work & Addictions 3 SW 682 Techniques in Rehabilitation Counseling 3 SW699 Directed Readings 3 Program Tuition Fees are listed below. For payment information contact UAEU Tuition Unit cost 1,600.00 per credit hour One Year Advanced Standing MSW Program (30 credits) 48,000.00 AED Two Year Bridging MSW Program (60 credits) 96,000.00 AED Program Fees Application Fees (non-refundable) 500.00 Textbooks, supplies, Field Manual (one-off) 2,000.00 Field Practicum Fees (one-off) 1,000.00 One Year Advanced Standing Total Program Cost 51,500.00 AED Two Year Bridge MSW Program Total Program Cost 99,500.00 AED Admission: Fall Semester Only Those interested in applying for the MSW program are instructed to complete the online application at WWW.uaeu.ac.ae. For further information about the MSW Program: Contact Persons: Dr. Shamma Al Falasi, Chair Social Work Department [-]

Master of Social Work in Human Resource Development and Management (MSW)

Christ University Bangalore
Campus Full time 2 years July 2017 India Bangalore

This programme prepares the students to build careers in the HR departments of industries, hospitals, NGOs and other organizations. This two-year course blends the core areas of the field with the emerging trends in the Management of human resources. The curriculum carries some of the foundational and methods papers related to human behaviour, helping... [+]

Master of Social Work in Human Resource Development and Management (MSW) MSW- Human Resource Development and Management (MSWHRDM) is a new programme that is offered by the Dept. of Social Work. This programme prepares the students to build careers in the HR departments of industries, hospitals, NGOs and other organizations. This two-year course blends the core areas of the field with the emerging trends in the Management of human resources. The curriculum carries some of the foundational and methods papers related to human behaviour, helping processes, development, health and human resource. Curriculum engages students on core areas of human resources management related to acquisition, management and development of human resources including areas such as employee empowerment and engagement, employee support and assistantship programmes, corporate social responsibility, work life balance and management, personal and laws related to family and children. An optimal mix of theory and practice orientations is provided in this course. The onus of the curriculum besides knowledge sharing and knowledge creation is on creativity, critical thinking and skills development. An equal weightage is given both to classroom work as well as field based learning. Objectives To develop knowledge and professionalism in the areas of human resource development and management. To develop knowledge and skills in ensuring employees engagement. To develop knowledge and skills in areas of training and development. To develop knowledge and skills on ensuring employee wellbeing. To enhance insights on work conditions, legislative aspects as well as different processes of human resource development in organizations. Highlights Across the four semester students will participate in skill development workshops. Apart from practice skills the students will become familiar with technical skills in areas such as Excel, SAP as well as other analytical software. The mini survey and major research dissertation will be contexted in the industry and will be carried out according to the needs of industry and with the validation of experts in the field. Research problem and the methodology adapted will integrate the theoretical and intervention knowledge of the students. This facilitates the student to develop analytical as well as problem solving skills. Internship Students will have a total of six months of internships altogether in four semesters in the industry and other organizations where HR is being practiced. Student will be facilitated to observe and study the HR practices in depth in different industries / agencies. Planned internship sessions are spread across different months ((I-September, II-January-February, III- April, IV January- February) Assessment and Evaluations All theory papers have end semester written examinations and practical papers (Social Work Practical, Action Project, and Research Project II) will have end semester viva voce examinations/demonstrations. Electives, Skill Lab and Research Project I will have internal evaluations only. [-]

Master's In Community Service Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rome
Campus Full time 12 months March 2017 Italy Rome

Master designer form, managers, editors, communicators, able to design services for the collective and manage ethical and sustainable transformation processes, especially when these affect the public sphere and in the production of common goods. Professionals who look to the community with a procedural approach, interdisciplinary and inclusive, with attention to the proactive participation of the viewer, sustainable innovation and customization: temporary and permanent activities that fit into the productive political, cultural, youth, social and territorial, as economy in the reference markets. Community Service are all services that cater to communities, networks, groups, families, etc. (In the public and private sectors) and are created with and for the collective, according to a community-based planning approach. [+]

Masters in Social Work. Who should attend Access to master is open to students holding a permit valid for at least three years (Academic Diploma or Bachelor ') from architecture, urban planning, engineering management, services marketing, tourism, visual and performing arts, history of' art, literature, communication and new media, environmental science, sociology, urban anthropology, cultural and territorial management, political science and international cooperation, educational sciences and social services. Required curriculum / portfolio and motivation letter. A theoretical and practical course that involves students in the concrete business co-design through the community-based approach. The Master provides simulations and site-specific projects, where to apply theoretical principles, techniques, tools and methodologies learned. The teaching makes use of Co-Creation Methodology, developed by Artway of thinking to speed up the learning process and co-creation. It is part of a vision that favors the interdisciplinary teamwork and cross-cultural, as a contemporary response to the reading of complex systems and innovative production. The methodology is summarized in a process chart. Its Tools-Box contains 130 instruments, many of which will be applied during the Masters. The general approach of teaching resumes the two macro-dimensions of Co-Creation Methodology or the self and environment and their inter-relationships, which become knowledge needed to become professionals to co-design; because it is essential that those who work in the world of relationships, for and with each other, must know himself and know how to relate with others, have a basic knowledge of behavioral patterns, relational dynamics, influence of environment . The Master is organized into four modules that address many areas of knowledge. Each module consists of lectures and practical experiences and makes use of the following educational tools: Teaching Learning by Doing Each teacher is asked to teach their discipline is through lectures / lectures, activating both moments of experimentation, practical application of the information given. Projects Peer-to-Peer At the end of each form of Co-Design Methods, the students, divided into groups of 3/5 people, will realize a first project where to apply the information received. Mini-Stage Mini-internship at the Master of partners will enable individual students to develop research on issues of interest to them, specific projects and / or its case. Online Community An online platform where students and teachers will continue the exchange of information and insights. mentoring There will be a mentor to each student, and through one-on-one meetings (including online) will accompany him in the various stages of formation and implementation of the final thesis project. Camp The Master ends with 10 days full immersion in a predetermined environment (at one of the partners of the Master). The project partners that will host the Camp, will serve as the principal bearer of a need, a design objective. During the Camp the group of students held design addressing all its highlights and delivering a concrete answer. [-]

Master of Social Work

California State University Bakersfield
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2017 USA Bakersfield + 1 more

The Master of Social Work (MSW) program at CSUB prepares students for advanced generalist social work practice. Graduates are prepared to work with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities in fields such as mental health, physical health, child and family services, gerontology, corrections, juvenile justice, youth services, and substance abuse treatment. [+]

Make a difference The profession of social work is grounded in a commitment to serving vulnerable and oppressed populations and advocating for public policies that promote social justice. The Master of Social Work (MSW) program at CSUB prepares students for advanced generalist social work practice. Graduates are prepared to work with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities in fields such as mental health, physical health, child and family services, gerontology, corrections, juvenile justice, youth services, and substance abuse treatment. CSUB uses advanced-generalist practice as the model for the curriculum. This model prepares graduates to perform a variety of roles across micro, mezzo, and macro levels of practice. Within the advanced-generalist framework of the curriculum, students may choose an emphasis in Child and Family Services, Mental Health, or Gerontology/ Health Social Work in a full-time, part-time, or advanced standing plan of study. CSU Bakersfield’s MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Pursuing a degree and career in Social Work is a life-altering experience. If you want an exciting education that gives you the skills you need to create real change in the community, study Social Work at CSUB! MISSION The mission of the California State University, Bakersfield, Department of Social Work, is to prepare students for social work practice and leadership at the advanced generalist level. Graduates possess the knowledge, values, and skills required to competently and ethically work with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities using best practices. The Department is committed to improving social conditions in the Central Valley by promoting culturally responsive practice, social justice, and life-long learning. GOALS The Department of Social Work is committed to the following goals, which are derived from the mission statement. These goals are consistent with the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) Educational Policy, Section 1.1. To prepare advanced generalist social workers who identify with the social work profession, model the values and ethics of the profession, and are committed to continuing their learning after graduation To prepare graduates to become aware of their lifelong responsibility to continue their professional growth and development. To prepare advanced generalist social workers who are competent to engage in autonomous practice within the context of multiple systems and diverse environments, using a multidimensional perspective applicable across the lifespan To prepare advanced generalist social workers who use research knowledge and skills to evaluate their social work practice To prepare advanced generalist social workers to advocate for human rights and social and economic justice in the broader social environment To prepare students for leadership roles in an interprofessional environment within the community MSW Curriculum The MSW curriculum at CSUB is built on a model of advanced generalist practice, which prepares graduates to work in a variety of roles across micro, mezzo, and macro levels of practice. The curriculum addresses two levels of competency: Foundation and Concentration. Foundation Courses SW 510: Social policy and services (5) SW 520: Foundations of Human Behavior (5) SW 530: Research methods for Social Work (5) SW 540: Generalist Social Work Practice I (Micro Practice) (5) SW 541: Generalist Social Work Practice II (Mezzo Practice) (5) SW 542: Generalist Social Work Practice III (Macro Practice) (5) SW 543: Assessment and Diagnosis (5) SW 550: Field Practicum I (3) SW 551: Field Practicum II (3) SW 552: Field Practicum III (4) Concentration In the advanced generalist model, concentration courses add depth and breadth to the generalist foundation. Concentration Courses SW 610: Advanced Social Policy and Services (5) SW 630: Advanced Research Methods for Social Work Practice (5) SW 646: Advanced Practice I (Micro Practice) (5) SW 647: Advanced Practice II (Mezzo Practice) (5) SW 648: Advanced Practice III (Administrative Practice) (5) SW 650: Advanced Field Practicum I (3) SW 651: Advanced Field Practicum II (3) SW 652: Advanced Field Practicum III (4) Elective course work The MSW course of study includes at least 10 units of elective courses approved by the department. Students who receive special funding are required to take electives associated with their special funding. Culminating Experience In conjunction with the field practicum, each student completes a "portfolio" paper as a culminating experience. Advancement to Graduate Candidacy Advancement to candidacy is required prior to initiation of the final year of course work. Regular MSW students may be advanced to candidacy upon successful completion of the Foundation curriculum, and advanced-standing students may be advanced to candidacy during the second quarter of their studies. Advancement to candidacy is based upon a formal review and recommendation by the faculty and approval by the Dean for Graduate Studies and Research. Degree Requirements The University confers the MSW degree upon fulfillment of the following requirements: Completion of 90 hours of course work (50 hours for advanced-standing students) according to an approved degree plan. Completion of 960 hours of field experience (480 hours for advanced-standing students) and associated seminars. Completion of a culminating experience. Grade point average of 3.0, and a grade of "C" or better in all courses taken to satisfy the requirements for the degree as specified in each student's Plan of Study. Completion of 64 credits in residence for regular students and 32 for the advanced-standing students. All coursework leading to the MSW degree must be completed within 7 years from first enrollment. Life or Work Experience The Department of SocialWork does not accept course credit for life experience or previous work experience. Cost of Attendance Cost of Attendance (COA) is a figure calculated annually by financial aid offices that represents an estimate of the total cost (including tuition, fees, books & supplies, room & board, transportation, and misc. personal expenses) for a full-time student to attend their university during the academic year. Separate COA figures are determined for students living On-Campus, Off-Campus, and With Parents. The COA can help families budget for all the expenses to attend college. It is important to note that only a portion of the total COA is paid directly to the University. Additionally, the COA is a standardized estimate, and may be adjusted for students on a case-by-case basis with proper documentation. The cost of attendance is an important factor in determining student financial aid eligibility. The Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which is calculated from the FAFSA data by the federal processor, represents the amount the student and his or her family are expected to contribute to the COA. The EFC is subtracted from the COA to determine the student's financial Need. Financial aid is then awarded to help offset the student's COA. If the financial aid is not enough to cover the Need, then the remaining amount is considered Unmet Need. It is important to note that a student is not required to have financial Need to be eligible to receive Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans, PLUS loans, or merit-based scholarships. [-]

Master In Management Of Social Assistance Policy In The Context Of The Single Social Assistance System - Its

Grupo Tiradentes
Campus Full time 372 hours March 2017 Brazil Aracaju

This course sensu post-graduation, "Management of Social Assistance Policy in YOUR Context", stands out precisely in the context of the implementation challenges of a new paradigm of the management of social assistance, as well, its programs, projects, services and benefits, and is proposed in order to contribute with managers and technicians by developing knowledge and the development of specific technical skills in concern to public policy screen. [+]

Masters in Social Work. Differentials Course This course sensu post-graduation, "Management of Social Assistance Policy in YOUR Context", stands out precisely in the context of the implementation challenges of a new paradigm of the management of social assistance, as well, its programs, projects, services and benefits, and is proposed in order to contribute with managers and technicians by developing knowledge and the development of specific technical skills in concern to public policy screen. Goals General: train managers and technical experts for the implementation of the Unified Social Assistance System (ITS), both within the state and within the municipalities, according to the new guidelines contained in the National Policy for Social Assistance - PNAS, and the Basic Operational Norms NOB / ITS and NOB-RH / ITS. specific: • train professionals for planning, management implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs, projects, services and benefits within the scope of the Welfare Policy and ITS; • allow deepening knowledge level of Public Policy for Social Assistance in view of the improvement of technical skills. TARGET AUDIENCE top-level professionals who work or wish to work under the Social Assistance Policy. METHODOLOGY The course will be developed through various teaching strategies such as: dialogued lectures, workshops, texts discussions, seminars, teamwork, directed studies, documentary exhibition, in order to allow active student participation in the construction of your knowledge. The methodologies worked favor the development of a didactic-pedagogic practice that encourages the participation of all (the) students (as) in discussion and debate, critical reflection around content taught and understanding of such content. [-]

Graduate In Design For Social Impact

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Sao Paulo
Campus Full time 18 months March 2017 Brazil São Paulo

This is the first course of postgraduate in Brazil dedicated to the theme. Social Business, according to several analysts, present great opportunities and a lack of qualified professionals. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS IN PORTUGUESE Taught This is the first course of postgraduate in Brazil dedicated to the theme. Social Business, according to several analysts, present great opportunities and a lack of qualified professionals. Start Date: September / 2015 Days: Mondays and Wednesdays (10 meetings) Time: 19h30 to 22h45 Duration: 18 months Hours: 400 hours Registration until: September / 2015 SCENARIO More and more people, institutions and companies look for ways to positively impact the most diverse social issues, either by conviction or by necessity. Design for social impact resets and features a design process from purposes and methods focused on social innovation, to meet the assumptions involved the business focused on the transformative impact to the bottom of the pyramid. The problems of our time are systemic, meaning that they are interconnected and therefore the solutions require innovative approaches by trained professionals from various fields in cooperation. In this sense, there is now a growing demand by a dedicated approach by a professional vision with comprehensive knowledge and look visionary, able to face complex problems, identify opportunities, engage with diverse groups and inspire / empower people, turning extreme realities to build a world more equitable and sustainable. COURSE This is the first course of postgraduate in Brazil dedicated to the theme. Social Business, according to several analysts, present great opportunities and a lack of qualified professionals. Some say they are the future of the global economy, where everyone wins and the exchange ratios take on new dimensions and perspectives. The graduate of the differential in Design for Social Istituto Impact Europeo di Design - IED São Paulo is to provide an immersive experience participant in one of the distinct social realities with which they will be prepared to interact, thus mixing reflection and practice. The course is structured from three main areas - Design for Social Innovation; Management and Impact; and Sustainable Development. The modular structure of the course is designed to provide the student with a progressive development experience of their skills and conceptual, technological and creative skills. This wide range is filtered by the discussion of what actually generates social impact in the context of how to identify opportunities and how to find ways of establishing consistent dialogue. The course incorporates the collaboration of active partners in the current scenario, such as NGOs, associations, businesses, government agencies etc. The constant contact with inspiring professionals support students in the process of critical review of the real context, to conceptualize creative solutions based on empathy in order to amplify the impact of targeted projects and services for social enterprises. DELIVERY Each participant will be encouraged to develop their own views to go their way and act as a designer in a changing world. The program graduates will have developed a global perspective, while we understand the specifics needed to meet local singularities. Be able to integrate different disciplines of the world of design in their projects, focusing on the social impact of business. Humanistic, multidisciplinary and creative, the Social Information formed by IED São Paulo should be able to assess and create new models, strategies, environments, products and services with the potential to fulfill a key role in the development and transformation of society. In addition to the systemic view of the acute sensitivity to human issues and deep knowledge in innovation, this new professional will have practical experience in working collaboratively. Therefore, we expect a critical attitude, reflective and constructive. The program graduates will bring their valuable experience to companies, institutions, NGOs or initiatives related to Creative Economy, joining multidisciplinary teams, communities and / or entrepreneurs to undertake their own projects. The course also provides the performance in careers in areas such as design innovation, design and strategy, business development, brand development and social responsibility. [-]

Master's Degree in Planning and Management of Policies and Social Services in the Mediterranean Area

University For Foreigners Dante Alighieri
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Reggio Calabria

Graduate of the degree programs of this specialization can operate in independent professional activity, in the preventive-promotional managerial, educational, training and research areas, as well as co-operate in the processes of social inclusion and cohesion, recognition of social rights... [+]

Masters in Social Work. Within the Faculty of "Scienze della società e della formazione d'area mediterranea", the Degree in "Programmazione e gestione delle politiche e dei servizi sociali d'area mediterranea", has been created. Specific educational objectives of the Degree course Graduates of the post-graduate degree courses must: Have a thorough knowledge of the theories of social service and an ability to use and test the advanced methodologies and innovative social service; Have a thorough knowledge of sociology, social work, anthropological, economic, statistical, ethical, philosophical, legal, political, pedagogical, psychological and historical resources; Have a good knowledge of related disciplines in the social service regarding specific fields of application; Have a thorough methodological skills of social research on the detection and treatment of data and understanding of the functioning of complex societies, even in specific application areas; Have skills to decode the complex needs of individuals, families, groups and territory for the formulation of social diagnosis, for psycho-social counseling, for mediation interventions in the family, juvenile, social and criminal areas, for the management and the organization of resources in both the public and private sectors; Have skills to project integrated systems of welfare and activate and manage local, national and international programs in the field of information, awareness, accountability, consultation and social protection of groups and communities to protect their social rights; Have ability in planning, organization and management in the field of managerial policies, social services and social and health services, public and private social analysis and evaluation of quality of services and the services performed; Have appropriate skills for communication and information management; Have qualifying experience in relation to specific areas of intervention and training objectives linked to the curriculum; Be able to use at least one European language besides Italian, with vocabulary for Special Purposes. Career opportunities for graduates Such graduates with this Degree will be able to curry out the functions of organization, management and consulting to individuals, organizations and institutions, and these functions may relate to relational dynamics, the management of human resources, the organization of resources and structures and the management of economic agencies, services and organizations, as well as the project of social policies. Graduate of the degree programs of this specialization can operate in independent professional activity, in the preventive-promotional managerial, educational, training and research areas, as well as co-operate in the processes of social inclusion and cohesion, recognition of social rights. Requirements for access Admission certification is that required by the law. Graduates in the following undergraduate curricula can access the Degree in "Programmazione e gestione delle politiche e dei servizi sociali d'area mediterranea”: Servizio sociale (L-39) Sociologia (L-40) Scienze e tecniche psicologiche (L-24) Scienze dell'educazione e della formazione (L-19) Scienze dei servizi giuridici (L-14) Scienze economiche (L-33) Scienze dell'economia e della gestione aziendale (L-18) Scienze della amministrazione e della organizzazione (L-16) Scienze sociali per la cooperazione, lo sviluppo e la pace (L-37) Mediazione linguistica (L-12). Also those who are in possession of a degree obtained under the old system in one of the classes corresponding to those above, may be eligible for the Degree. Graduates from degree programs of other classes subject to prior approval of the Faculty Council can also access the course. Students of the degree course will be registered without any debts, although objective evidence of understanding of technical texts (also in English) will be required and verified; through individual interviews the possession of logical structures and cultural and cognitive prerequisites in order to fill the gaps that might be an obstacle for effective participation in the course will be curried out. The academic regulations of the degree course will determine the procedures for verification of the curricular requirements and the level of personal preparation (for example: tests, interviews, etc..). [-]

Master of Social Work

Millersville University
Campus September 2017 USA Millersville

Millersville and Shippensburg universities are jointly offering a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program. It is designed for students who want to either further their education in social work or join the social work profession. [+]

Master of Social Work

Millersville and Shippensburg universities are jointly offering a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program. It is designed for students who want to either further their education in social work or join the social work profession. The program was developed to support both the full-time student and the working professional. State-of-the-art technology permits students to acquire social work knowledge, skills, and values through multiple educational methods, including traditional campus classes, teleconferencing and web-based activities. Because this is a joint program, students benefit from the quality faculty and resources of both universities.

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Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Paris

Over the past decades, human rights have known a singular development that upsets the traditional Westphalian order of the world. [+]

Masters in Social Work. Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action General objectives Over the past decades, human rights have known a singular development that upsets the traditional Westphalian order of the world. Human rights are often perceived as the panacea of the many ills that convulse today's global society: failing aid to development, impunity, corruption, social injustice, indignity, insecurity… Omnipresent, they are no longer the exclusive matter of international advocacy NGOs: governments, intergovernmental organizations, corporations, development agencies, local organizations working in the fields of health, education, environmental protection, labour… are and will be confronted with the exacting demands of human rights discourse. This cannot be truer than in the field of humanitarian action which has also known (unsurprisingly) a formidable expansion in parallel. This intertwining of human rights and humanitarian action would seem natural but is not in fact historically based, and is both intellectually and pragmatically challenging. Main orientations and specific feature The Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action programme provides students with a unique blend of core social science approaches (philosophy, history, sociology, anthropology) to humanitarianism and human rights intended to deconstruct the intuitive familiarity between the two fields and renew the debate concerning the universalism and political neutrality of human rights and humanitarian action through empirical study. It also offers indispensable courses in international law and global/regional institutional frameworks and advocacy skills. The teaching and learning objective is to give students the tools for strong analytical contextualisation that gives both depth and breadth to the issues and stakes in human rights and humanitarian action and that enable students to make the 'right decision at the right moment' when undertaking action on the ground. Going beyond the offerings of a typical LLM human rights programme or the more professionally oriented 'humanitarian' programmes. Another unique element of the programme is an emphasis on the "French" approach to humanitarian action and human rights while incorporating the pragmatic, judicial American approach to the field. Depending on their career goals, students will specialise during their second year in either the field of human rights or humanitarian action. Career opportunities Master of Human Rights and Humanitarian Action graduates may consider a variety of careers: NGOs, the diplomatic corps/national administrations, international organisations, journalism, and with a prior qualifying course of study, law (practising lawyer, international and regional courts of justice). [-]

Master in Special Needs Education – Drama Therapy

Palacky University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Olomouc

The study is designed as a follow-up Master’s degree, which immediately follows (and is closely linked with) the Bachelor’s degree aimed at special needs education – drama therapy and builds on the knowledge gained in the previous study to teach skills necessary for independent [+]

Description of programme The study is designed as a follow-up Master’s degree, which immediately follows (and is closely linked with) the Bachelor’s degree aimed at special needs education – drama therapy and builds on the knowledge gained in the previous study to teach skills necessary for independent educational, diagnostic, therapeutic and counselling work with persons with health disability (or other types of social disadvantage). The study of special needs education – drama therapy is based on the transformations of the social reality in recent years in the area of special needs education practices and social work (especially the “Education Act” 561/2004 and Act on Social Services 108/2006 – both Acts put more emphasis on the care for persons with severe and profound health disability, which requires therapeutic-formative and social-therapeutic training of professionals – special needs educators). The aim of the study is to prepare graduates for qualified work in the sectors of education, social care, health care and justice including non-governmental organizations active in the mentioned sectors. The study organically links the knowledge of special needs education and drama therapy (in the context of other expressive therapeutic disciplines), and on the basis of a broad interdisciplinary approach leads students to independent work in solving complex theoretical and especially practical issues with their clients. Graduate profile and job opportunities The graduates will be qualified for the function on educators, expressively oriented therapists – drama therapists, experts in school counselling centres (school special needs educators), educational facilities for institutional and protective education and preventive educational care – educational care centres, children’s homes, educational institutions, substitute family institutions, children’s houses, etc. The graduates will be able to provide qualified assistance in the area of special needs education care and expressive therapy, with a special focus on drama therapy in daily care sanatoria, facilities providing social care and prevention, gerontology facilities, facilities of penitentiary and postpenitentiary (continuous) care, therapeutic communities (groups) organized by the non-profit and health care sectors. The graduates will be able to work as lecturers or researchers in the area of schools of the second and third cycle and in scientific institutions, or to perform functions in field service facilities in organizing and planning social work in the context of state administration and self-government, as educators in the sector of the Ministry of Justice, as organizers, managers and coordinators of activities and services provided by non-governmental organizations that assists persons with health disability or social disadvantage. Preconditions for admission Completion of the Bachelor’s degree in the study programme B7506 Special Needs Education – Drama Therapy. Language competence: The standard English language requirement is at a level B2 in accordance to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR). Minimum language requirements in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Internet based Test (IbT): 61, Computer based Test (CbT): 173, Paper based Test (PbT): 500 or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall band score of at least 6.0. The applicant must prove his/her fitness for study in a motivation letter (in English) and a profile essay 15 000 – 20 000 symbols long, focused on the area of the study programme. The applicants are required to send: application (online application form); proof of recognition of their previous education (i.e. foreign certificate as equivalent to a certificate of education issued in the Czech Republic); motivation letter; profile essay; CV; certificate of language competence to the address dagmar.zdrahalova@upol.cz by 31 May 2016. Admission exams Test of special needs education and drama therapy covering the Bachelor’s degree of Special Needs Education – Drama Therapy. Interpretation of a prepared drama therapy project aimed at a client with a specific mental disorder and dramatic improvisation on a given topic. [-]

MA/MSc Professional Practice

University of Kent, Centre for Professional Practice
Online & Campus Combined Part time 1 - 3 years October 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

Professional Practice programme is a work-related learning programme designed for participants from private, public and third sector settings such as health and social care; education; local government; public services; human resources [+]

Masters in Social Work. Professional Practice programme is a work-related learning programme designed for participants from private, public and third sector settings such as health and social care; education; local government; public services; human resources; administrative services; cultural industries or the arts. The programme offers you the opportunity to attain academic recognition for the skills, knowledge and experience that you have developed in the workplace whilst focusing on a specific area of practice relevant to your work and enhance career progression. You will explore your profession further and consider the challenges associated with your professional practice, with modules that have been designed to help you review and analyse the current debates relevant to the professional context in which you are working. The Centre for Professional Practice (CPP) The Centre for Professional Practice is a trans-disciplinary academic department focused on flexible work-related learning within Higher Education. The Centre is founded on the belief that employers can benefit from the University of Kent’s academic and research excellence, quality teaching, design and development activities to create positive change and to forge new knowledge within their organisation. We work with a wide range of external partners and employers to create distinct and original work-based and work-related developmental and educational solutions, which respond to the unique workforce challenges experienced by employees and organisations across the region and beyond. The Centre’s programmes are designed to enhance career progression and foster intellectual and professional development and practice. For more information please contact the Centre for Professional Practice, University of Kent, T: 01634 88 8929 , E: cppmedway@kent.ac.uk, Web: www.kent.ac.uk/cpp [-]