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78 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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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
Sep 2022
15 Jul 2022
Campus
 
Webster Leiden Campus
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
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco, USA

The Community Mental Health (CMH) Master's of Arts Program trains students to become licensed therapists and leaders in empowering disenfranchised communities. Our graduates a ... +

The Community Mental Health (CMH) Master's of Arts Program trains students to become licensed therapists and leaders in empowering disenfranchised communities. Our graduates are a driving force in meeting the needs of and creating change for populations who have been underserved and overlooked by traditional counseling services. -
MA
Full-time
30 months
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 

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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
Sep 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Leeds, Faculty of Social Sciences
Leeds, United Kingdom

Hosted by the School of Law, this interdisciplinary programme is run in conjunction with the School of Politics and International Studies and the School of Sociology and Socia ... +

Hosted by the School of Law, this interdisciplinary programme is run in conjunction with the School of Politics and International Studies and the School of Sociology and Social Policy. -
MA
Full-time
12 months
English
Sep 2022
01 Jul 2022
Campus
 
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
Campus
 
The University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice
Chicago, USA

SSA's Master of Arts Program in Social Work, Social Policy, and Social Administration (SW) prepares you to be a leader in the fields of clinical social work and social adminis ... +

SSA's Master of Arts Program in Social Work, Social Policy, and Social Administration (SW) prepares you to be a leader in the fields of clinical social work and social administration practice. Our AM degree, artium magister (master of arts), is equivalent to an MSW, but with a broader educational and experiential foundation that combines direct social work practice with policy development, interdisciplinary research, and social science theory. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
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
 
Saint Paul University
Ottawa, Canada

The objective of the master’s program is to train specialists to counsel and guide couples or individuals with regard to their values, their spirituality, as well as both thei ... +

The objective of the master’s program is to train specialists to counsel and guide couples or individuals with regard to their values, their spirituality, as well as both their individual and couple dynamics and to prepare graduates for a career in research. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English, French
Campus
 
Goldsmiths, University of London
London, United Kingdom

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 ... +

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. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
University of Birmingham - College of Social Sciences
Birmingham, United Kingdom

The MA Social Work programme offers professional training that will prepare you to register with Social Work England as a professional social worker. The MA in Social Work is ... +

The MA Social Work programme offers professional training that will prepare you to register with Social Work England as a professional social worker. The MA in Social Work is an exciting course that will enable you to obtain a professional qualification as well as a Master's degree. Committed to social justice, anti-oppressive practice and relationship-based social work and drawing upon a number of disciplines informing social work practice, it includes the study of social work values, knowledge, law, theories, methods and skills. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
University of Bradford
Bradford, United Kingdom

Our MA in Peace, Resilience and Social Justice is designed for those seeking an advanced understanding of the intersecting crises of climate change/ecological degradation, ine ... +

Our MA in Peace, Resilience and Social Justice is designed for those seeking an advanced understanding of the intersecting crises of climate change/ecological degradation, inequality and injustice, conflict and violence. -
MA
Full-time
12 - 15 months
English
Sep 2022
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
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
Online
 
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
Sep 2022
Campus