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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MA School Counseling

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Full time September 2017 USA San Francisco

Preparing School Counselors to be Social Justice Agents of Change in Urban Schools [+]

Masters in Social Work. 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. They also may choose to pursue a doctoral degree. Program Description 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 program emphasizes: - multicultural youth development and counseling - problem-solving, goal-oriented, counseling - social justice orientation - ecological systems in urban contexts Students learn theories and effective, pragmatic interventions with youth in schools. The program has a social justice orientation which seeks to foster equity, respect for diversity, creativity, compassion and community empowerment. “When asked if I feel ‘ready’ to enter the field of school counseling, I always reflect on how the USF School Counseling Program has prepared me to work with the universal issues... [-]

Master of Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication

Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Milan Switzerland Lugano + 2 more

The Master in “Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication”, jointly offered by the Institute of Communication and Health of Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) and the Faculty of Psychology of Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan (UNISR), presents a new joint Master’s programme through training in cognitive psychology, neuroscience and communication. [+]

Study the Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication Master's program at UNISR The Master of Science in “Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication”, jointly offered by the Institute of Communication and Health of Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) and the Faculty of Psychology of Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan (UNISR), presents a new joint Master’s program through training in cognitive psychology, neuroscience and communication. Focus of the Program The program focuses on the intersection between the theoretical bases of cognitive psychology and those of communication applied to the context of health. Students who choose this specialization will get a strong biological, methodological and statistical training, acquiring also knowledge in management. Graduate with an advanced specialization The specialization will familiarize students with the latest research and practice in cognitive psychology and provide a modern preparation to lead and influence change in health in today’s diverse communities. The program is designed to train students who will understand the causes of health-related behaviors and who will also be able to design new and effective interventions to prevent disease and promote health. The entire program takes advantage of synergies and complementarities between the two Universities, USI and UniSR, and offers excellent competences in teaching and research. This course offers a high degree of innovation thanks also to the advanced technologies available on site in the two universities. [-]

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 of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Drama Therapy

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA San Francisco

The CIIS Drama Therapy program is one of only three master's programs in the United States both regionally accredited and approved by the North American Drama Therapy Association, and is one of only a handful of such programs in the world. [+]

MA in Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Drama Therapy Freedom and possibility are two key words that begin to describe the essence of drama therapy. Life is finite; there are only so many experiences we can have. But in drama, the opportunities and options are endless, enabling us to dive more deeply into the richness of life. And when the dramas are authentic and "real," they have the power to affect, and even alter, our real lives profoundly. For the past thirty years, we have been investigating how therapeutically adapted dramatic processes work over time to heal wounds, facilitate lasting change, and help people reach their highest potential. -Renée Emunah, Program Founder/Director The program allowed me to tap into the limitless storehouse of compassion, imagination, play, and resiliency inside of me and helped me channel all that into my fullest potential as a therapist and human being. It was an all-encompassing and transformative experience. As a storyteller, scholar, and now clinician, the impacts of the Drama Therapy program at CIIS will continue to serve me professionally and reverberate through me and those with whom I come into contact. -Aileen Cho, Program Alumna, MA (2012) One of my most life changing experiences! The Drama Therapy program at CIIS gave me the personal and clinical resources I needed to become a skilled therapist, while remaining in touch with my artist self. -Dorothy Lemoult, Program Alumna, MA (2011) The CIIS Drama Therapy program is one of only three master's programs in the... [-]

Master of Science in Sociology and Social Research

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

The Master in Sociology and Empirical Social Research focuses on advanced methods of data collection and analysis, conveying a key qualification that is increasingly in demand. It is based on the practical, research-oriented handling of current topics such as aging, the labour market, education, family, health, integration, crime and the economy. [+]

Masters in Social Work. SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL RESEARCH The Master in Sociology and Empirical Social Research focuses on advanced methods of data collection and analysis, conveying a key qualification that is increasingly in demand. It is based on the practical, research-oriented handling of current topics such as aging, the labour market, education, family, health, integration, crime and the economy. The Sociology and Social Research master programme is set out as a full-time 4-semester programme. It is a consecutive master degree, based on a bachelor’s degree within the field of sociology. The core and advanced sections of the master programme cover methodological foundations of sociology and social research. The specialisation section consists of a research seminar as well as advanced modules in sociology and social research. The supplementary section serves to develop a more specific profile—either by deepening and specialising or by diversifying your knowledge. Further modules in business administration as well as in social sciences and economics are available to students. 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 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... [-]

Master of Guidance and Counselling

James Cook University Singapore
Campus Part time 28 months November 2017 Singapore

Counselling remains a growth occupation. The course is designed for those who wish to pursue professional careers in Counselling as well as those who would like to develop highly effective interpersonal skills at work generally. The course intake is likely to be diverse and students may represent a range of working backgrounds and disciplines, with a shared goal of refining their skills of communication and applying such insights gained within their own role and work settings. [+]

Our Master of Guidance and Counselling degree is designed for teachers who are interested in qualifying as school guidance counsellors, and others who wish to pursue professional careers in Counselling as well as those with experience in the human resource sector who would like to develop highly effective interpersonal skills at work generally. This course is accredited by the Australian Counselling Association and the Singapore Association for Counselling, giving graduates the ability to pursue careers in both countries, as well as internationally. This course is accredited by the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) in Australia and in Singapore by the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC), giving graduates the ability to pursue careers in both countries as well as internationally. This program is available to Singapore citizens, Singapore PR or Dependant Pass Holders Study Program 8 Core Subjects (24 credit points) Foundations of Counselling Theory Foundations of Counselling Practice Advanced Counselling Assessment Atypical Development Careers and Leisure Guidance & Counselling Reflective Practice Research in Guidance & Counselling Practicum in Guidance and Counselling + 4 subjects (12 credit points) from the Master of Education offerings Course Requirements Each 3 credit point subject requires a minimum of 130 hours of study per trimester including one 25-hour intensive contact block Practicum consists of 130 hours of practice (100 hours minimum face to face counselling) over a period of 2 trimesters. Practicum placement assistance is provided by the University Advanced Standing Students may be granted advanced standing if, in addition to meeting the entry requirements, they... [-]

Master of Social Work

University of Hradec Králové - Institute of Social Work
Campus Full time September 2017 Czech Republic Hradec Králové

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 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 ability of solving emerging dilemmas. [+]

Masters in Social Work. The Institute of Social Work offers Master of Social Work. 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 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 ability of solving emerging dilemmas. Based on the Diploma Supplement label, the Degree is recognised within the EU market, where the graduates can find the employment at social and public services. Requirements and admission procedure: Bachelor in Social Work or related field Good knowledge of spoken and written English Motivation letter and cv in English Recommendation or references of the University, college or employer. The applications could be submitted beginning 15th February, 2016 per e-mail to jana.popelakova@uhk.cz. Closing date: 30th August, 2016. Tuition fees: 3,600,- EUR per year. Admitted students can apply for the scholarship for living costs. Do not hesitate to ask further information! Please address: jana.popelakova@uhk.cz General Study Plan Theory of Welfare State Late-Modern Social Work Case Management Ethical Theories in Social Work Statistics for Social Work Theory of Social Administration Nongovernmental Sector Law European Context of Social Work and Social Policy Application of Social Research I Management in Social Work Projects Development and Management Contexts of Social Work Realisation Supervision and Reflexive Seminar Theory of Public Policy Mediation Research Activities, Conference, Publication Social Economy Application of Social Research II... [-]

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 2018 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. [+]

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. [-]

Social Work

SRH University Heidelberg
Campus Full time 20 months October 2017 Germany Heidelberg

The consecutive application-oriented master's degree program in Social Work at the SRH University lasts two years. He ends with the academic degree Master of Arts MA (Social Work) and [+]

Master studies - Social Work

The consecutive application-oriented master's degree program in Social Work at the SRH University lasts two years. He ends with the academic degree Master of Arts MA (Social Work) and the right to promotion. Baseline 1. October of each year, the next course starts on. 1 October 2012 Design.

The development of social work in health care is today a central social significance. Healthy public tasks are increasingly becoming the focus of social work. Postmodernism society is characterized by unequal distribution of education, health and participation. The resulting social needs and problems lead to more need for psychosocial counseling and support. Psychosocial counseling and health promotion are cross-sectional tasks of professional social work.... [-]


Graduate In Design For Social Impact

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Sao Paulo
Campus Full time 18 months March 2018 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.... [-]

Master's Degree In Intervention And Family Mediation

Jaume I University (Universitat Jaume I)
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain Castellón

This is a master focused on the acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes through the use of preventive strategies and intervention-mediation family based on scientific research, promote the development processes of people throughout life various contexts, conventional or unconventional family in transition situations, stress, vulnerability, abuse and / or risk. [+]

Masters in Social Work. This is a master focused on the acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes through the use of preventive strategies and intervention-mediation family based on scientific research, promote the development processes of people throughout life various contexts, conventional or unconventional family in transition situations, stress, vulnerability, abuse and / or risk. Coordination: Juan Francisco García Bacete. Department of Psychology, Education, Social and Methodology. UJI. Number of credits: 60 ECTS credits Duration: one academic year (September 2017 / September 2018) Mode: (September 2017 / September 2018) Language of teaching: Spanish Price: pending publication (2016: € 46.20 / credits) [-]

Master’s degree in Pedagogical Studies ( taught in Italian )

University Of Bergamo
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Bergamo

OBJECTIVES: The training of professionals with a high level of competences, able to operate in the research and consultancy sector in educational procedures, the planning of social interventions and training within organizations; ... [+]

OBJECTIVES The training of professionals with a high level of competences, able to operate in the research and consultancy sector in educational procedures, the planning of social interventions and training within organizations To provide competences in the planning, co-ordination, execution and monitoring of educational interventions and training in intercultural relations also in a non-scholastic sphere. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Co-operation, voluntary work and the services sector Research Institutes and Foundations Organization for planning and social intervention within the territory, as free lancer, in Public Administration and local educational organizations. CURRICULA Education and Job Social Vulnerability and Marginality ADMISSION A Three-Year First level Degree or equivalent. ENTRY TESTS Individual interview. TRAINEESHIPS The degree courses offered by the Faculty include training activities linked to students' learning processes and their theses. Traineeships involve collaboration between the University and various host bodies, both with the same formative and vocational training aims and following the same study plans (with the aid of tutors and supervising teaching staff) and with the same final objective. Training is offered in cooperation with public bodies, companies, service industries, institutions, and in Public Administration structures at both a national and international level. To back up such traineeships the Faculty offers a tutoring service carried out by the following: a tutor co-ordinator (who deals with the relations between study activities linked to traineeships and the curricular activities covered by the Degree Course), a co-ordinator of relationships between the Faculty and the territory (this person deals with the agreements made with public bodies and... [-]

MA Advanced Child Protection Research and Practice

University of Kent, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

Our course uses innovative and cutting edge techniques and technology, in particular the use of inter-professional simulations, expert lectures, in the form of audio and videoed podcasts, acted role plays and discussion [+]

Masters in Social Work. Do you want to study child protection in a different and more effective way? Our course uses innovative and cutting edge techniques and technology, in particular the use of inter-professional simulations, expert lectures, in the form of audio and videoed podcasts, acted role plays and discussion forums. We are proud to bring together inter-professional perspectives from teachers, social workers, police and health visitors and focus on skills of direct work with both parents and children. The cost of this two year MA is £3800 per year and there is an organisational discount for 2 or more students email us to discuss this further. Course benefits - Academic and professional support from staff in a Centre of excellence and innovationin child protection - The opportunity to study in a School with a long established tradition of research - Supportive, student-centred teaching and learning; provision for a diverse student population - The development of knowledge on child protection and safeguarding - Innovative methods of teaching and learning suited to flexible learning - Teaching by a range of specialists with national and international reputations - The opportunity to study and access this expertise through distance learning. - Outstanding teaching, research and support facilities including access to extensive online resources, national and cross national data-bases and books and journal. [-]

Master in Social Work with Youth and Children

Mykolas Romeris University
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Lithuania Vilnius Latvia Riga + 2 more

The Master's Degree programme has been developed in conjunction with Latvia's Rīga Stradiņš University. Its implementation is based on the experience of education in social work in the EU. The goal of the [+]

(joint study programme with Riga Stradins University, Latvia) Why this study programme? The programme is based on three main basic blocks: theory (45 ECTS), practice (9 ECTS) and research work (36 ECTS). Theory study block consists of 2 main parts. Compulsory study subjects are to prepare specialists who are aware of Theoretical Models of Social Work, European social policy tendencies, able to plan, coordinate and implement innovations into the field of social service policy in accordance with modern youth socialization features, successfully organize social work with different youth groups. Multiple – choice study subjects is devoted to education of intercultural mediation competence that promotes dialog between different ethnic groups, enables to educate the society, especially youth, about other cultures. Block Research methods and Master's Thesis– help the graduates to justify methodologically their chosen research theme, form basic characteristics of Master's thesis, prepare particular research technique in order to emphasize the harmonization of methodological problems of purpose and research methodology. Semester in Riga Joint Master's study programme will be carried out in English language according to principles of intensive study programme, i.e. 2 weeks of intensive auditorial courses: I semester at Mykolas Romeris University + exam session; II semester - 10 days in Riga Stradins University + exam session; III semester - 5 days at Mykolas Romeris University + exam session and defense of Master's thesis. Lectures and workshops will be held face to face. Distance learning will be conducted continuously during the semester after intensive courses are finished: virtual lectures,... [-]

Master of Social Work

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

Master degree in Social Work provides possibilities: continue studies in doctoral programs (PhD) in sociology, social work, science of education and in other social [+]

Masters in Social Work. Competencies Acquired Graduates will be able to: - develop social work research and produce social work knowledge; - analyse the mission and objectives of contemporary social work in the local and global context promoting human rights and social justice; - reflect the integrity of theory, practice and ethics in social work process; - analyse the interrelations between social policy, social structures and resources and design social projects; - critically analyse interactions between social worker and client and perform interventions in complex situations; - apply social work intervention methods emphasising participation of clients in the change process; - understand the principles, methods and restrictions of social worker activity in organisation and community; - reflect the learning and professional experience, professional relations in organisations and continue learning independently, developing social work profession. Career Opportunities Master degree in Social Work provides possibilities: - continue studies in doctoral programs (PhD) in sociology, social work, science of education and in other social sciences programs; - to work as a managers and as a superior social workers in social security, education, healthcare, law institutions: social support departments in municipalities, social services centres, residential care institutions, day-care and community centres, nongovernmental organizations, hospitals, prisons, schools, universities, colleges, social research organizations. Program graduates are able to plan, organize and manage social services; design and implement national and international social work programs and projects; carry out social research; implement preventive programs; teach in social work programs; develop social workers` competences; plan, implement and evaluate intervention... [-]