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68 Master of Art Degrees in Social Work

Individuals who want to work as social workers can do so after obtaining an MA in Social Work through universities around the world. With this advanced degree, the possibilities multiply for having a rewarding career solving societal problems. Many indviduals who are interested in counseling men, women, and children contemplate earning an advanced degree in order to do so. They inquire, “Wha… Read more

Individuals who want to work as social workers can do so after obtaining an MA in Social Work through universities around the world. With this advanced degree, the possibilities multiply for having a rewarding career solving societal problems.

Many indviduals who are interested in counseling men, women, and children contemplate earning an advanced degree in order to do so. They inquire, “What is an MA in Social Work?” This is a graduate-level diploma that prepares students to become counselors. Graduates gain the credentials to counsel patients with substance abuse challenges, mental or behavioral health issues, or relationship problems. Master’s of Arts in Social Work coursework combines academic study of theories, psychology, and problem solving techniques with hands-on practical work. Practicums may include internships in clinics, schools, or community organizations.

The MA in Social Work is the entry level certification for becoming a counselor. With this master’s degree, an individual can become licensed to counsel teens, children, or adults. This MA is the ticket to a rewarding career in counseling.

The cost to obtain an MA in Social Work varies depending on the program an individual enrolls in. There are online, in-person, and low-residency options around the world. It would be wise to contact the desired academy in order to learn about current fee structures.

After an individual has graduated with an MA in Social Work, he or she can embark on a career helping others. This degree opens doors to positions in the private and public sector, such as school social worker, family counselor, substance abuse worker, community college instructor, peace worker, or administrator of a homeless or domestic violence shelter. There are multiple employment paths to take for graduates who have earned these credentials.

If you want to dedicate your life to assisting men, women, and/or children who are struggling with complex life challenges, you could do so by earning an MA in Social Work. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Antioch University Online
Yellow Springs, USA

The online MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling offered by Antioch allows you to channel your passion for helping others into a meaningful and rewarding career as a mental ... +

The online MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling offered by Antioch allows you to channel your passion for helping others into a meaningful and rewarding career as a mental health counselor. -
MA
Part-time
3 years
English
Online
 
California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco, USA

The master of arts program in Anthropology and Social Change is unique among graduate programs in the United States due to its focus on activism and social justice. We recogni ... +

The master of arts program in Anthropology and Social Change is unique among graduate programs in the United States due to its focus on activism and social justice. We recognize social movements as a key location of knowledge production alongside that of the university. The mission of the M.A. program is to generate a dialogue among agents active in these two locations of knowledge production. Our intention is to establish a particular kind of institutional space where social movement activists immersed in organizing would meet scholars primarily engaged in theoretical work. The program, inspired in part by the vision of the Popular University of Social Movements, proposed by the Portuguese academic and activist Boaventura de Sousa Santos, is envisioned as a space of translation of academic and grassroots knowledge and experiences, produced in the encounter among social scientists, artists, and activists from the Bay Area. The M.A. in Anthropology and Social Change provides students with an opportunity to simultaneously engage with the world of prefigurative social struggles and with the world of social science and radical theory. As our program is located in an area that is unique in terms of diversity and richness of social struggles, we encourage students to establish a relationship with local social justice groups, organizations, movements, and campaigns. Activist research with a focus on concrete utopia makes this investigative experience rewarding both for students and for the local community. -
MA
Full-time
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
Eötvös Loránd University
Budapest, Hungary

The goal of this program is to provide students with knowledge about the multifaceted nature of intercultural issues, multi/interculturalism, and social integration by means o ... +

The goal of this program is to provide students with knowledge about the multifaceted nature of intercultural issues, multi/interculturalism, and social integration by means of a multidisciplinary approach, which includes psychology, education, sociology, and anthropology. The program is both theory-based and practice-oriented. Courses are based on the latest research in relevant fields, and students are given opportunities to test and apply their theoretical knowledge in practical situations. Approximately half of the program consists of training, seminars, and field work. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
06 Sep 2021
15 Jul 2021
Campus
 

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Webster Leiden Campus- Webster University USA
Leiden, Netherlands

The mission of the MA in Psychology with an emphasis in counseling Psychology program is to provide its participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to become competen ... +

The mission of the MA in Psychology with an emphasis in counseling Psychology program is to provide its participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to become competent in counseling psychology through academic and experiential learning. The program aims at educating future psychologists who have sound knowledge of the theory and practice of counseling psychology, who are competent consumers and creative producers of social science research, who are competent in counseling practice, and who are ethical and sensitive to the cultures, values, and worlds of various clients. -
MA MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago, USA

Make a positive impact on families and their lives. Develop the knowledge and skills needed to help couples and families in need of support and counseling.

Make a positive impact on families and their lives. Develop the knowledge and skills needed to help couples and families in need of support and counseling. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
23 Aug 2021
Campus
 
Meridian University
Petaluma, USA

The Master’s in Counseling Psychology curriculum emphasizes clinical courses as well as core courses that support the student’s evolving relationship to professional practice. ... +

The Master’s in Counseling Psychology curriculum emphasizes clinical courses as well as core courses that support the student’s evolving relationship to professional practice. The Master’s in Counseling Psychology meets the educational requirements of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Senate Bill 33, Section 4980.36 of the Business and Professions Code (MFT). This degree also meets the educational requirements of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Senate Bill 788, Section 4999.33 of the Business and Professions Code for the Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
24 - 36 months
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Pécs
Pécs, Hungary

The purpose of this course is to educate and train professionals who are experts in providing help to organisations and companies regarding any area of human resources managem ... +

The purpose of this course is to educate and train professionals who are experts in providing help to organisations and companies regarding any area of human resources management, one of the functional areas of leadership counselling. Special attention will be paid to career-planning and counselling, and a major discipline is devoted to equal opportunity and the treatment of disadvantaged groups. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Bradford
Bradford, United Kingdom

Our new MA in Peace, Resilience and Social Justice is designed for those seeking an advanced understanding of the major contemporary trends shaping our world, such as environm ... +

Our new MA in Peace, Resilience and Social Justice is designed for those seeking an advanced understanding of the major contemporary trends shaping our world, such as environmental crisis, widening inequality and social division, resource scarcity, and violent conflict. -
MA
Full-time
12 - 15 months
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Africa International University
Nairobi, Kenya

This is a 2 year program whose goal is to train and equip professional Christian counsellors with relevant knowledge, skills, attitudes and values in the general and specific ... +

This is a 2 year program whose goal is to train and equip professional Christian counsellors with relevant knowledge, skills, attitudes and values in the general and specific areas of counselling psychology, addiction studies; family and marital issues, children and adolescent issues as well as management of trauma that will enable them to effectively meet the needs of society. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Webster University Greece
Athens, Greece

The mission of the MA in psychology with an emphasis in counseling psychology program is to provide its participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to become competen ... +

The mission of the MA in psychology with an emphasis in counseling psychology program is to provide its participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to become competent in counseling psychology through academic and experiential learning. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
23 Aug 2021
Campus
 
University of the Highlands and Islands
Perth, United Kingdom

Are you committed to a career in an art practice that creatively engages with your community? If so, the MA Art and Social Practice* is ideal.

Are you committed to a career in an art practice that creatively engages with your community? If so, the MA Art and Social Practice* is ideal. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
15 - 72 months
English
Sep 2021
Online
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

This coursework Master’s Degree assists qualified social workers in advancing their counselling abilities in the field of clinical social work practice. This qualification emp ... +

This coursework Master’s Degree assists qualified social workers in advancing their counselling abilities in the field of clinical social work practice. This qualification empowers students to work as private or specialist practitioners in their particular work contexts. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Westminster
London, United Kingdom

This innovative Master's degree aims to equip students with the skills, knowledge and strategic approach to develop and analyse social change campaigns and activism, with a pa ... +

This innovative Master's degree aims to equip students with the skills, knowledge and strategic approach to develop and analyse social change campaigns and activism, with a particular focus on the role of communications and the media. This is the only postgraduate programme of its kind and has a flexible delivery to suit both full-time and part-time students. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Aquinas College
Grand Rapids, USA

The Master of Art in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree program at Aquinas College has been established to meet the increasing demand for mental health professionals. Ac ... +

The Master of Art in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree program at Aquinas College has been established to meet the increasing demand for mental health professionals. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of new jobs for Licensed Professional Counselors is projected to increase by 39% over current numbers by the year 2025. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Florida Christian University
Orlando, USA

The Master program in Clinical Counseling focuses on the use of scientific and applied behavioral science theories, methods, and techniques for the purpose of describing, prev ... +

The Master program in Clinical Counseling focuses on the use of scientific and applied behavioral science theories, methods, and techniques for the purpose of describing, preventing, and treating undesired behavior and enhancing mental health and human development. -
MA
Full-time
English, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish
Online
 

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