Masters Programs in Social Work

Compare 57 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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Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Community Mental Health

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 USA San Francisco

CIIS has trained MFT's since 1973 and graduates have had one of the highest pass rates on the MFT exam, with a 96% pass rate. Since 1973 the Master's in Counseling Program has responded to changes in the field. [+]

Masters in Social Work. Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Community Mental Health CIIS has trained MFT's since 1973 and graduates have had one of the highest pass rates on the MFT exam, with a 96% pass rate. Since 1973 the Master's in Counseling Program has responded to changes in the field. Community Mental Health evolved out of this trend in providing innovative educational opportunities and the changing needs in the field. In order to better meet the changing landscape of public mental health, CIIS was an early adapter of the CMH curriculum, and as such, a pioneer in developing master's level coursework and specialty training for those interested in careers in public mental health. In the spirit of the Mental Health Services Act stakeholders in the public mental health system were invited to the table to help plan the needs of master's level counseling students. This included working with local public mental health; community-based organizations; consumers; community members; and service providers. Out of this work the CMH program developed the following program goals: CMH will provide strong clinical training built on Psychodynamics, Humanistic Mindfulness, and Family Systems Therapy Trauma-informed therapies; Recovery and resiliency models of treatment; Social justice perspectives, and Community psychology theory and praxis. CMH trains students with a strong theoretical base to be proficient as licensed, independent mental health practitioners either as a licensed MFT or LPCC. These skills include: Assessment, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment planning; Outcomes Evaluation; Cultural Humility; Best Practices; and Practice-Based Evidence.... [-]

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

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Masters in Executive Coaching (AMEC)

Ashridge Executive Education
Campus Part time 2 years October 2017 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. The programme takes a relational psychological perspective, which will deepen your clients’ self-awareness and their understanding of the web of key relationships in their organisation. The aim is to develop your ability to respond to, initiate and enable change through the coaching process. This programme has been developed by experienced coaching practitioners who have a combination of research, psychological and organisational development experience. Two of the programme modules have been awarded the EMCC European Quality Award (EQA) at Senior Practitioner level. There are five modules altogether but you don’t have to commit to the full degree programme until the end of Module 3. For Module 1 you have two options: Coaching for Organisation Consultants or Team Coaching for Consultants. As both of these modules are Open Programmes, you... [-]

Master in Clinical Psychology and Counselling

Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Portugal Lisbon

Presently, the educational offer focuses on the field of psychology in the 1st cycle (Bachelor Degree in Psychology), 2nd cycle (Master Degree in Clinical Psychology and Counselling) and 3rd cycle (despite being discontinued, students are still at the stage of submitting their theses prior to viva voce examinations). [+]

The Department has been conducting its activities within the Humanities since 2001 through the Training and Research Units in the areas of Psychology and Sociology. Presently, the educational offer focuses on the field of psychology in the 1st cycle (Bachelor Degree in Psychology), 2nd cycle (Master Degree in Clinical Psychology and Counselling) and 3rd cycle (despite being discontinued, students are still at the stage of submitting their theses prior to viva voce examinations). As the University is a place for the transmission and production of knowledge sustained in research, the Psychology Department created the Psychology Research Centre - CIP (evaluated as "good” by the FCT, allowing its accreditation with funding), whose research strand is Psychosocial Vulnerability and Unstable Contexts. It has several projects in progress and publishes the reviewed journal Psyche since 2005. From a pedagogical point of view, the PD offers experiential and participatory learning, in line with the directives of Bologna, encouraging students to develop a proactive attitude to their learning process. This concern for consistent and practical training is supported by practical sessions in a hospital setting and through observation of consultations at the Psychology and Logopedia University Centre. Students are actively encouraged to attend classes to acquire and consolidate knowledge and, as much as possible, the department offers personalized support. To this end, our faculty is composed of staff who have been with us for quite a while and have vast teaching experience in the area (the vast majority holds a doctorate in psychology). Research is... [-]

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 Social Work

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Denver

MSU Denver's Master of Social Work (MSW) Program educates social workers to serve the needs of individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations in a multicultural and global society. MSU Denver's MSW Program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, the sole accrediting body for social work. [+]

MSU Denver's Master of Social Work (MSW) Program educates social workers to serve the needs of individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations in a multicultural and global society. MSU Denver's MSW Program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, the sole accrediting body for social work. Our program combines academic, research and field experience into a rigorous curriculum that teaches ethical decision making, scientific inquiry, cultural sensitivity, and global awareness as well as clinical assessment and intervention skills, leadership and management skills, and community organizing. Benefits of Earning Your Degree at MSU Denver At MSU Denver, students get a high level of instruction at an affordable price. Our MSW program offers: Small class sizes, which means you get more direct contact with your faculty and advisors. Classroom and field experiences that prepare you for an intense professional environment. A diverse faculty with broad expertise who are dedicated to your success in the program. Hands-on advising focused on helping you reach your educational and professional goals. The convenience of online, hybrid or on-campus day, night and weekend course offerings. The most affordable MSW program in Colorado and among the most affordable in the nation. Career Opportunities for Our Graduates With starting wages ranging from $35,000 - $60,000, it's a good time to go into social work. Not only is social work one of the most personally fulfilling professions, it's also a career field primed for growth. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that employment of social workers... [-]

Master in Career Guidance and Counseling

European University Cyprus
Campus or Online Full time 18 months September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia

The program seeks to provide a high level of scientific knowledge to prepare qualified scientists who will help individuals in career planning, professional and educational guidance, and in career development and growth. [+]

Masters in Social Work. The program seeks to provide a high level of scientific knowledge to prepare qualified scientists who will help individuals in career planning, professional and educational guidance, and in career development and growth. Employment Opportunities Career Guidance and Counselling in the public and private education sector, Youth and Employment Programs, Human Resource sector, freelance consultant. [-]

Master in Special Needs Education - Counselling

Palacky University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 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, [+]

Programme 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 counselling designed for the family and children with health disability at an early age, special needs education counselling designed for communicative competence disorders, special needs education counselling designed for the target group of adults and counselling for non-school activities. The structure and content of the lectures, seminars and teaching practices reflects 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. Graduate’s profile and opportunities Job opportunities of the graduates include counselling positions with a direct contact with children, pupils or adults with health disability. The graduates will perform special needs education diagnostics and develop individual plans.... [-]

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... [-]

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.... [-]


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; ... [+]

Masters in Social Work. 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... [-]

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. [+]

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 Social Planning and Regional... [-]

Master of Professional Counselling

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

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

Masters in Social Work. The Master of Professional Counselling in Monash University Malaysia is a skill-based course suited to those with an interest in counselling. It is taught by academics with extensive experience of working as professional counsellors/psychologists. This course is designed to prepare you to become registered counsellors 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 utilise counselling 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 counsellors 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. PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITIONS This course will be submitted for accreditation by the following professional organisations: Malaysian Board of Counsellors (Lembaga Kaunselor Malaysia) Australian Counselling Association (ACA) Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA COURSE STRUCTURE This course consists of advance prepatory units, core units and application units. You must complete: (a) Four advanced prepatory units (24 points) Counselling practice and theory Human growth and lifespan development Mental health issues: grief, trauma and substance abuse Counselling in a multicultural context (b) Eight core units (48 points) Children and adolescents counselling Personnel and career development counselling Counselling skills: individuals... [-]

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. [+]

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 of Social Work

California State University Bakersfield
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2017 USA Bakersfield + 1 more

The Master of Social Work (MSW) program at CSUB prepares students for advanced generalist social work practice. Graduates are prepared to work with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities in fields such as mental health, physical health, child and family services, gerontology, corrections, juvenile justice, youth services, and substance abuse treatment. [+]

Masters in Social Work. Make a difference The profession of social work is grounded in a commitment to serving vulnerable and oppressed populations and advocating for public policies that promote social justice. The Master of Social Work (MSW) program at CSUB prepares students for advanced generalist social work practice. Graduates are prepared to work with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities in fields such as mental health, physical health, child and family services, gerontology, corrections, juvenile justice, youth services, and substance abuse treatment. CSUB uses advanced-generalist practice as the model for the curriculum. This model prepares graduates to perform a variety of roles across micro, mezzo, and macro levels of practice. Within the advanced-generalist framework of the curriculum, students may choose an emphasis in Child and Family Services, Mental Health, or Gerontology/ Health Social Work in a full-time, part-time, or advanced standing plan of study. CSU Bakersfield’s MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Pursuing a degree and career in Social Work is a life-altering experience. If you want an exciting education that gives you the skills you need to create real change in the community, study Social Work at CSUB! MISSION The mission of the California State University, Bakersfield, Department of Social Work, is to prepare students for social work practice and leadership at the advanced generalist level. Graduates possess the knowledge, values, and skills required to competently and ethically work with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities using best practices. The Department is committed... [-]