Masters Programs in Social Work

Compare 60 Masters Programs in Social Work

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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MA in Psychology, Emphasis in Counseling Psychology

Webster Leiden Campus- Webster University USA
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Netherlands Leiden China Shanghai Switzerland Geneva Beijing United Kingdom London + 7 more

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. [+]

10% Early bird discount granted in the first year of study for all applications completed before March 1, 2018.

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 School Counseling

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Full time September 2018 USA San Francisco

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

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

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

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

in public or private educational settings, in community-based agencies, as consultants to schools, education programs, and other institutions serving the educational needs of youth. ... [-]

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Community Mental Health

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA San Francisco

Our program trains masters-level clinicians in the specialized skills necessary to work as mental health providers in public and community mental health settings. [+]

Community Mental Health Master's Program

CIIS's Community Mental Health program trains students to become licensed psychotherapists 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.

Our students learn to address systemic issues within a patient's community and surroundings that affect mental health. Many of our graduates are proactively involved in public policy, community organizing, defending the rights of underserved groups, and public health.

About the Program

This 60-unit, three-year program integrates the fundamentals of intensive and supplemental case management with an emphasis on counseling psychology, cultural competence, and a public sector practicum. ... [-]


Master's in Philanthropy and Development (Online)

LaGrange College
Online & Campus Combined Full time 25 months September 2018 USA La Grange USA Online + 1 more

A master's degree in Philanthropy and Development will help you move ahead as a leader in fundraising and philanthropy. LaGrange College's 25-month program combines two-week immersion experiences on campus in the summer with the flexibility of online coursework to be completed in the fall and spring semesters. [+]

Master's in Philanthropy and Development (Online)

A master's degree in Philanthropy and Development will help you move ahead as a leader in fundraising and philanthropy. LaGrange College's 25-month program combines two-week immersion experiences on campus in the summer with the flexibility of online coursework to be completed in the fall and spring semesters. The only degree of its kind in the Southeast, the program is designed to provide practical knowledge and real-world skills. Whatever your fundraising focus, put what you learn into use immediately . While moving toward a degree, you'll be able to complete research that advances your personal career goals. Projects can be designed for direct application in your workplace or field of interest. Georgia's oldest private institution of higher learning, LaGrange College is located one hour south of Atlanta on Interstate 85 and is consistently ranked as top-10 and "best value" college by U.S. News & World Report. Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, LaGrange aims to provide a transforming experience that both challenges the mind and inspires the soul. ... [-]


Master in Social Work - Clinical Social Work or Administration

Universidad del Este (UNE)
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years Open Enrollment Puerto Rico Carolina Cabo Rojo Santa Isabel Yauco + 4 more

The professional in the Social Work Program promotes social and economic equity and justice and the well-being of human and social systems. Social workers utilize theories of human behavior and social systems to intervene at the points where people interact with their environments. Human rights and social justice are fundamental tenants of social work. [+]

UNE is a US-accredited, affordable higher education institution that allows students to develop professional fluency in English and Spanish. Mission

To prepare competent social work professionals committed to social justice, human rights and the defense of diversity in all its manifestations. Our graduates will demonstrate critical thinking skills with the capacity to communicate effectively and conduct research related to their practice; will be capable of integrating entrepreneurship, self-management, and technology in their work and will self-identify as active citizens in a global world in constant change, committed to the social transformation of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.

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Master of Counselling

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

The Master of Counselling is an internationally-renowned counselling degree. Recognised widely as the first degree to introduce a programme entirely in narrative therapy, this is your opportunity to develop professional skills well-grounded in constructionist theories. [+]

Master of Counselling

The Master of Counselling is an internationally-renowned counselling degree. Recognised widely as the first degree to introduce a programme entirely in narrative therapy, this is your opportunity to develop professional skills well-grounded in constructionist theories.

The Master of Counselling (MCouns) is established as a flagship degree that has seen 92% of graduates over the past six years gain successful employment.

The degree has specifically been designed for professional counsellors or supervisors interested in leadership roles within the New Zealand counselling profession.

The programme has a key teaching focus on providing experiences in which you can further develop your professional attitudes, knowledge and competencies in the areas of counselling, group leadership, mediation and practitioner research. You'll graduate with a high level of knowledge and understanding through the narrative practice this programme is known for.... [-]


Master in Special Needs Education - Counselling

Palacky University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Czech Republic Olomouc

The study is designed as a non-teaching follow-up Master’s degree, which immediately follows (and is closely linked with) the Bachelor’s degree in special needs education (particularly the following fields of study: special needs education – andragogy, special needs education – after-school education, [+]

Program description

The study is designed as a non-teaching follow-up Master’s degree, which immediately follows (and is closely linked with) the Bachelor’s degree in special needs education (particularly the following fields of study: special needs education – andragogy, special needs education – after-school education, special needs education – intervention, preschool special needs education – teaching at nursery schools, etc.), 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 offers specialization by means of selection courses, which the students can focus on. These areas include special needs education counseling designed for the family and children with health disability at an early age, special needs education counseling designed for communicative competence disorders, special needs education counseling designed for the target group of adults and counseling for non-school activities. The structure and content of the lectures, seminars, and teaching practices reflect the requirements of Act No. 563/2004 Coll., on pedagogical staff as last amended on 1 January 2015 and, in the context of non-school counselling, especially in the sector of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, the requirements defined by the educational standards relating to social service workers are respected.... [-]


Master Social Work as a Human Rights Profession

Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Germany Berlin

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

MA - Social Work as a Human Rights Profession

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

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”?

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


Master of School Counseling

Plymouth State University
Campus September 2018 USA Plymouth

The MEd in School Counseling is designed to prepare students to function as K–12 Certified Professional School Counselors. This program is approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education and leads to New Hampshire certification in school (guidance) counseling. PSU’s school counseling program is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). It is the only school counseling program in New Hampshire to hold this prestigious accreditation. Students should note that there are significant post-degree requirements to undertake prior to being licensed. [+]

The MEd in School Counseling is designed to prepare students to function as K–12 Certified Professional School Counselors. This program is approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education and leads to New Hampshire certification in school (guidance) counseling. PSU’s school counseling program is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). It is the only school counseling program in New Hampshire to hold this prestigious accreditation. Students should note that there are significant post-degree requirements to undertake prior to being licensed.

School Counseling Program Outcome Report Key-Findings-from-2016-2017-Data-Review ... [-]

Masters in Executive Coaching (AMEC)

Ashridge Executive Education
Campus Part time 2 years May 2018 United Kingdom London

The Masters in Executive Coaching is a two-year, part-time, modular, self-directed programme. It is an opportunity to review and re-launch your practice, make the best of your natural skills, learn about yourself as a coach through supervision and co-coaching, and meet some of the most experienced practitioners in the field. [+]

Rigorous. Relevant. Real. Reflective.

Your pathway to becoming a fully accredited executive coach.

If you are interested in becoming a fully accredited, professional executive coach, equipped with the latest knowledge in the field, this is the programme for you.

The Masters in Executive Coaching is a two-year, part-time, modular, self-directed programme. It is an opportunity to review and re-launch your practice, make the best of your natural skills, learn about yourself as a coach through supervision and co-coaching, and meet some of the most experienced practitioners in the field.

You will develop your coaching and mentoring skills, either to integrate into your existing consultancy and coaching work or to create a solid foundation for a new coaching and consulting practice.... [-]


Master of Ageing

The University of Melbourne - Online
Online Full time Part time 18 - 36 months January 2019 Australia Australia Online + 1 more

The Master of Ageing is a unique fully online course about local and global challenges and new directions and solutions in the field of ageing. Societal change coupled with relentless technological development demands flexible, responsive and integrative approaches to managing ageing populations and workforces. Given the complexity of this field and its relevance to all populations, the Master of Ageing course is interdisciplinary, intergenerational and international. Subjects are taught by academics and leading industry experts from Australia and around the world, in public health, medicine, social work, architecture and design, engineering, business and economics, government, and the arts. [+]

Ageing is our greatest common denominator, yet our knowledge of it is still very limited. As populations around the world grow older, we need to understand the economic, social and political implications of ageing.

The Master of Ageing is a fully online course that delves deep into the challenges facing ageing populations from a local as well as global perspective. This interdisciplinary course explores new directions in the field of ageing, factoring in societal change, and swift technological developments. Subjects are taught by academics and leading industry experts from Australia and around the world, in public health, medicine, social work, architecture and design, engineering, business and economics, government, and the arts. If you are a looking to develop a greater understanding of the complex implications of ageing populations and workforces and access career opportunities in this rapidly expanding sector, then this course is for you. At Australia's #1 University, your online learning experience will be enriched by regular feedback as well as real-time sessions where you speak with the instructor and fellow students. Students taking the course from overseas are not required to have an international student visa.... [-]


Master of Social Work (MSW) – (Hybrid mode)

The Open University Of Tanzania
Online & Campus Combined Part time 15 months September 2018 Tanzania Dar Es Salaam

The aim of the program is to produce social workers who are well knowledgeable, organized and professional as well as practical. They should be able to provide social work services that are necessary competent to the vulnerable sectors of the society such as children, youth, the old and most vulnerable population effectively in the community and various social settings. [+]

The aim of the program is to produce social workers who are well knowledgeable, organized and professional as well as practical. They should be able to provide social work services that are necessary competent to the vulnerable sectors of the society such as children, youth, the old and most vulnerable population effectively in the community and various social settings.

Specific Objectives Train students in Masters of Social Work Produce adequate graduates in social work so as to contribute to the national demand for highly trained social workers Organization of the MSW Program

The program is delivered through blended mode just like other taught masters programs in the Faculty of Arts and Social sciences.... [-]


Master's Degree In Family Violence

Instituto Superior de Psicología Alborán
Online Full time Part time 12 months September 2018 Spain Granada + 1 more

Professional Master focused on training the psychologist to address conflicts that occur in the family. [+]

Professional Master focused on training the psychologist to address conflicts that occur in the family.

Among the educational objectives that we intend to achieve with this master we can highlight:/>

Acquire the appropriate technical and therapeutic skills that every psychologist needs to develop an effective and responsible professional practice .Knowledge of the therapeutic process from the reception of the patient until the end of the treatment. Clinical decisions and case management.The objective of this master 's degree is to enable the student to detect, evaluate and treat the different types of family violence , as well as to prevent it.Provide the conceptual, attitudinal and procedural bases necessary for understanding, preventing, detecting, evaluating and treating family violence .Publicize techniques and methodologies through existing resources and programs.Create a space for reflection and group discussion, from an interdisciplinary perspective for the design of research-intervention projects.Advantage/>Possibility of 100 hours of supervised free practices .Professional guidance to the student after completing the Master .Eminently practical contents.Possibility of franchising and collaborationProgram/>... [-]

MSW in Social Work

Northeastern Illinois University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years September 2018 USA Chicago Grayslake + 2 more

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

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


Master of Professional Counselling

Monash University Malaysia
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years July 2018 Malaysia Selangor + 1 more

The Master of Professional Counselling at Monash University Malaysia is a skill-based course suited to those with an interest in counseling. [+]

The Master of Professional counseling at Monash University Malaysia is a skill-based course suited to those with an interest in counseling. It is taught by academics with extensive experience of working as professional counselors/psychologists.

This course is designed to prepare you to become registered counselors in settings such as community mental health, schools, health centers, workplaces, and in private practice. The course is also suitable if you are already working in various professions who may wish to utilize counseling skills in roles such as teaching, social work, and human resources.

A distinctive feature of the course is its focus on preparing students to be culturally competent counselors in Malaysia and the region. This course requires you to undertake 504 hours of clinical placements, including a minimum of 192 hours of client contact. Through these mandatory placements, you have an opportunity to apply theory to practice under supervision in clinical settings.... [-]