MA Programs in Social Work

Compare 46 Master of Art Programs in Social Work

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, “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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Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy

Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Online Part time September 2019 USA Los Angeles

Pepperdine University’s online psychology master’s program prepares students for meaningful careers in psychology, human services, and related fields through a values-based curriculum. [+]

Pepperdine University’s online psychology master’s program prepares students for meaningful careers in psychology, human services, and related fields through a values-based curriculum. Psychology@Pepperdine is the online psychology master’s program from Pepperdine University. Designed for students who want to improve the well-being of others through an understanding of human behavior, the program teaches principles of psychology using the same curriculum as the on-campus program. Students receive a rigorous, values-based education as they learn directly from Pepperdine faculty who are active practitioners and experts in their fields. Pepperdine University’s online MFT master’s program prepares students to pursue licensure in California as LMFTs or LPCCs who help individuals, couples, and families thrive. The online Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program from Pepperdine University educates students to work directly with individuals, couples, and families in need of therapeutic services. Students are prepared for licensure in California as licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT) or licensed professional clinical counselors (LPCC). Pepperdine University offers its esteemed marriage and family therapy (MFT) master’s program online so students across the country can earn a Pepperdine graduate education without attending classes on campus. The online Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy program offers a rigorous, values-based education that prepares students to work directly with individuals, couples, and families in need. Students are prepared to pursue licensure in California as licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT) or licensed professional clinical counselors (LPCC).... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) Integrated Care of Psychotically Ill Persons

International Psychoanalytic University Berlin
Campus Part time 8 semesters October 2019 Germany Berlin

The topical, care policy-related Master of Arts (MA) "Integrated Care of Psychotically Ill Persons" study course, intended to be taken parallel to working full-time, has been offered since the 2013 summer semester jointly by the IPU (primary responsibility) and three further universities, the Charité University Medical Department in Berlin, the Catholic University for Applied Sciences Berlin and the UKE Hamburg Eppendorf University Hospital. [+]

The topical, care policy-related Master of Arts (MA) "Integrated Care of Psychotically Ill Persons" study course, intended to be taken parallel to working full-time, has been offered since the 2013 summer semester jointly by the IPU (primary responsibility) and three further universities, the Charité University Medical Department in Berlin, the Catholic University for Applied Sciences Berlin and the UKE Hamburg Eppendorf University Hospital.

This cooperative effort by these four universities permits the integration in a highly unique manner of different professional competencies, all of which are required when working with psychotically ill people. These include social work, social psychiatric, pharmacological, psychodynamic and somatic therapeutic competencies.... [-]


MA in Social Work

Nottingham Trent University School of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 United Kingdom Nottingham

The MA Social Work is a two-year full-time course that will start in January 2018. It has been designed for those who have a degree and experience in the Health and Social Care Work field and wish to become a qualified social worker and provides the opportunity to both studies and work in Children and Families Social Work and Adult Social Work. [+]

The MA Social Work is a two-year full-time course that will start in January 2018. It has been designed for those who have a degree and experience in the Health and Social Care Work field and wish to become a qualified social worker and provides the opportunity to both studies and work in Children and Families Social Work and Adult Social Work.

The MA Social Work is a two-year full-time course, designed for those who have a degree and experience in the Health and Social Care Work field and wish to become a qualified social worker. It provides the opportunity for both studies and works in Children and Families Social Work and Adult Social Work giving you the freedom to guide your career the way you want to.... [-]


Master's degree in Social Work

University of Hradec Králové, Philosophical Faculty
Campus Full time September 2019 Czech Republic Hradec Kralove

The main objective of master’s degree program is to prepare students for solving complicated life situations of individuals, families, groups, and communities in their social environment. [+]

The Institute of Social Work offers a master's degree in Social Work.

The main objective of the master’s degree program is to prepare students for solving complicated life situations of individuals, families, groups, and communities in their social environment. The program will equip students with the knowledge of management and coordination, as well as the skill of reflecting internal and external factors of social work performance and the ability to solve emerging dilemmas. Based on the Diploma Supplement label, the Degree is recognized within the EU market, where the graduates can find the employment at social and public services.

Requirements and admission procedure:

Bachelor of Social Work or related field Good knowledge of spoken and written English Motivation letter and CV in English Recommendation or references to the University, college or employer. ... [-]

MA in Social Work in an Ageing Society

Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 3 semesters April 2019 Germany Magdeburg

How are social services to be organised when social inequalities in age and between age groups are becoming acuter, and where there are regions left “out on a limb” with shrinking infrastructure and health and social care provision? [+]

No restricted admission. Start of studies The programme begins each summer semester. Applicants with foreign certificates please apply until 31 January via uni-assist e.V.. Programme objectives

How are social services to be organised when social inequalities in age and between age groups are becoming acuter, and where there are regions left “out on a limb” with shrinking infrastructure and health and social care provision? The objective of the course of studies is the professionalisation of demographically sensitive social work, particularly through the skills to draw up and develop robust concepts for working with old people and cross-generationally, the skills to put these concepts into practice with effective organisational design, the skills for interdisciplinary cooperation with other professions, institutions and social services for the purpose of more helpful design of social space and life-worlds, and the skills to conceive, implement and evaluate practice-related research.... [-]


MA in Understanding Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse

Goldsmiths, University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Examine the impact of being abusive or being abused. You will look at theoretical perspectives considering abusiveness and its impact in different international, cultural and social contexts. [+]

Examine the impact of being abusive or being abused. You will look at theoretical perspectives considering abusiveness and its impact in different international, cultural and social contexts.

This MA in Understanding Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse is unique and represents the first psychologically informed programme of its kind.

It is particularly suitable for people wanting to increase their grasp of the interplay between mental distress, domestic violence and sexual abuse. The programme will offer a blended learning approach with a mixture of online and face to face contact. The online components will be largely focused on the acquisition of theoretical knowledge through computer-mediated activities via the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).... [-]


MA Psychotherapy & Counselling

Regent’s University London
Campus Part time 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom London

The MA Psychotherapy & Counselling provides an intermediate pre-professional training and includes taught, clinical, experiential and self-directed components. [+]

Psychotherapy & Counselling MA

Intermediate, pre-professional training. Includes taught clinical, experiential and self-directed components.

Key information Name: Psychotherapy & Counselling Qualification: MA Level: Postgraduate Study mode: Part-time Duration: 3 years Tuition fees: £7,900 * Scholarships: Yes * Next start date: September 2018 Future start date: January 2019 Study abroad: No Validation: Regent's University London

*For more information please refer to the fees and financial support sections below.

Overview

* Please note that we are not able to sponsor students on this programme for a Tier 4 visa. *

The MA Psychotherapy & Counselling provides an intermediate pre-professional training and includes taught, clinical, experiential and self-directed components.... [-]


MA in Social Integration

Eötvös Loránd University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Hungary District V.

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 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.

This program is recommended to applicants who are interested in the cultural, intercultural, and social aspects of psychology and education. We look for those applicants who see a great challenge in the organization of the working together of people of different sociocultural backgrounds, in the initiating and maintaining of intercultural dialogue, in the efficient resolution of emerging conflicts, and in profiting on the assets of diversity as well as in the promotion of the living together and successful cooperation of various minority and majority groups.... [-]


MA in Human Resources Counseling

University of Pécs
Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 Hungary Pécs

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. [+]

Description of the Program

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. According to the tradition of this faculty students will also deal with employment policy, adult education as well as the interdependence of education and the workforce market. From among the practical skills trained the abilities of counselling and conflict management should especially be pointed out. The curriculum also arranges for a compulsory professional field practice, where skills and knowledge acquired may be applied and deepened in practice.... [-]


MA in Media, Campaigning and Social Change

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years United Kingdom London

This new Masters degree from the world ranking Department of Journalism and Mass Communications aims to equip students with the skills, knowledge and strategic approach to develop and analyse social change campaigns, with a particular focus on the role of communications and the media. Now in its second year, this is the only MA of its kind in the UK. [+]

This new Masters degree from the world ranking Department of Journalism and Mass Communications aims to equip students with the skills, knowledge and strategic approach to develop and analyse social change campaigns, with a particular focus on the role of communications and the media. Now in its second year, this is the only MA of its kind in the UK.

This innovative course builds on our close links with leading campaigners and communicators in London's vibrant social change sector. An advisory panel, with representatives from Amnesty UK, Campaign Bootcamp, FairSay, Friends of the Earth, NCVO, RIBA, WaterAid and The National Council of Voluntary Organisations among others, will ensure we always reflect the skill sets in demand and deliver an exciting learning experience. A limited number of work placements and internships will be available.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in School Counseling

Concordia University Chicago
Campus August 2019 USA River Forest

The aim of the School Counseling program at Concordia University Chicago is to prepare school counselors who exhibit high standards of professional competence and ethical practice. [+]

Overview

The aim of the School Counseling program at Concordia University Chicago is to prepare school counselors who exhibit high standards of professional competence and ethical practice. Graduate students receive a high-quality educational program that emphasizes Christian beliefs. The program also recognizes, values and encourages the development of skills and competencies that will be needed throughout the candidate’s career as a school counselor. The School Counseling program is carefully designed to prepare candidates for work as school counselors in elementary, middle, and high school settings. Specifically, the School Counseling program offers training in providing individual and group work as well as development and refinement of individual skills in both public and private schools. The program of study meets certification requirements of the State of Illinois. Upon completion of the program, candidates are eligible for the Illinois Professional Educator’s License: School Service Personnel Certificate K-12 (formerly Type 73) certification.... [-]


MA in Counseling

Northeastern Illinois University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years August 2019 USA Chicago Grayslake + 2 more

The program leading to the Master of Arts degree in Counseling consists of the following three sequences: school counseling, clinical mental health counseling, and rehabilitation counseling. [+]

The program leading to the Master of Arts degree in Counseling consists of the following three sequences:

School Counseling Clinical Mental Health Counseling Rehabilitation Counseling Admission Requirements

Applicants to all three sequences must meet the admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies and Research, and the following additional requirements:

Submit recent scores for the general test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Scores will be considered along with other aspects of the application; Satisfy supplementary admission requirements as specified by each sequence; and Participate in an evaluative Preadmission Workshop after application materials have been submitted. ... [-]

Master of Arts in Clinical Art Therapy and Counseling - LIU Post

Long Island University
Campus September 2019 USA Brookville

The new track of Master of Arts in Clinical Art Therapy and Counseling Program provides education and training in Art Therapy and Professional Counseling. This Master of Arts graduate degree is a total of 60 credits, 48 credits taken in the current Clinical Art Therapy program and 12 credits taken from the Department of Counseling and Development. [+]

About

The new track of Master of Arts in Clinical Art Therapy and Counseling Program provides education and training in Art Therapy and Professional Counseling. This Master of Arts graduate degree is a total of 60 credits, 48 credits taken in the current Clinical Art Therapy program and 12 credits taken from the Department of Counseling and Development.

The program has been designed to allow Clinical Art Therapy & Counseling graduates the opportunity to qualify for licensing as Licensed Creative Arts Therapist in New York (LCAT) and to sit for the Art Therapy Credentials Board Examination (ATCBE). Additionally, it provides eligibility to apply nationwide for the licenses such as Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). The curriculum meets or exceeds standards for education set by down by the American Art Therapy Association. Individual students should check with their home States for specific educational requirements regarding counselor licensure.... [-]


Master of Art in Counseling

Aquinas College
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 USA Grand Rapids

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. [+]

Why Study Clinical Mental Health Counseling?

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.

"It is so incredible to me that I can build a quality counseling foundation but also spend time with individuals who are all seeking a similar yet different set goals. I am delighted to say that these students and professors have become like a little family. And these are two of the many reasons why I love Aquinas."... [-]


Marriage and Family Therapy, MA

Syracuse University - David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2019 USA Syracuse + 1 more

The 60 credit SU Marriage and Family Therapy (SUMFT) program educates and trains clinicians, scholars and researchers in the profession of Marriage and Family Therapy. SU MFT carries out this mission through the “Self and Systems” training and supervision approach which incorporates the integration of self-understanding of students in clinical training, with a systems framework for clinical work with clients. [+]

Description

The 60 credit SU Marriage and Family Therapy (SUMFT) program educates and trains clinicians, scholars and researchers in the profession of Marriage and Family Therapy. SU MFT carries out this mission through the “Self and Systems” training and supervision approach which incorporates the integration of self-understanding of students in clinical training, with a systems framework for clinical work with clients.

Students gain a solid knowledge of marriage and family therapy theory and techniques. Students get extensive hands-on training, both at the Couple and Family Therapy Center, an on-campus clinical training and research facility, and at local community sites.... [-]