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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.

To learn more about how you can apply to a university or college to begin your Master in Social Work degree program, simply scroll down and click to read more. You can request information to be sent to you, directly from the schools of your choice, in just one minute!

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University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras

The Graduate School of Rehabilitation Counseling is the first graduate program in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, with the mission of training qualified professionals in t ... [+]

The Graduate School of Rehabilitation Counseling is the first graduate program in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, with the mission of training qualified professionals in the field of rehabilitation counseling with the knowledge, skills, sensitivity and ethical behavior necessary to facilitate people with impediments the development of their capacities and their integration into society. The School also has the responsibility of guiding and providing consultancy in matters of public interest related to persons with disabilities and to the professionals of rehabilitation counseling.

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A graduate program of excellence, in continuous development, leader in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean in the comprehensive training of professionals in the field of Rehabilitation Counseling, which will serve and intercede on behalf of people with disabilities, guided by the highest values ethical and scientific knowledge.... [-]

Puerto Rico San Juan
August 2019
Spanish
Full-time
Part-time
5 - 7 semesters
Campus
Dominican University

Whether you are changing careers or are already a social worker, our flexible MSW program will enhance your ability to make a difference in our rapidly changing world. Wh ... [+]

Whether you are changing careers or are already a social worker, our flexible MSW program will enhance your ability to make a difference in our rapidly changing world.

Gain valuable real-world experiences as you earn a CSWE-accredited MSW in a format that fits your life. Whether you choose to study with us in person or through our online Master of Social Work program, you’ll experience the interdisciplinary, family-centered and globally focused curriculum that sets Dominican apart.

Option to study 100% online, with a first-weekend residency at Dominican to launch your graduate experience Convenient campus locations in the Chicagoland area (River Forest and Grayslake) Full-time or part-time options, as well as daytime, evening and weekend classes so you can complete your degree in a time frame that works for you Small classes and team-based learning that allows you to get to know your professors and your fellow students, even online Social work scholarships that help make earning your MSW more affordable ... [-]
USA River Forest Grayslake
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
Online
University of San Francisco - School of Education

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

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. ... [-]
USA San Francisco
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Full-time
Campus
Adelphi University

The part-time Online Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program offered by the Adelphi University School of Social Work blends compelling theoretical study and real-world tra ... [+]

High-Demand Degree: Combine your desire to make a difference with an advanced social work degree to become a qualified professional in a growing field.

The part-time Online Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program offered by the Adelphi University School of Social Work blends compelling theoretical study and real-world training to prepare students for diverse opportunities and rewarding careers in a vital and expanding field.

Full-time faculty delivers personalized instruction in a convenient online format—with twice-yearly, on-campus learning experiences. You benefit from a high-touch, high-quality education with the flexibility to balance all your obligations.

Your Adelphi Online M.S.W also includes comprehensive assistance with field placements—wherever you reside.... [-]

USA Garden City
September 2019
Part-time
Campus
Online
Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences 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 Profes ... [+]

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:

Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus–Senftenberg 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.... [-]

Germany Berlin
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
Northeastern Illinois University

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 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 in 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.... [-]

USA Chicago Grayslake
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 4 years
Campus
Syracuse University - David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics

The School of Social Work offers a concurrent program of classroom and field instruction for the master’s degree. The basic 60-credit program, pursued over two academic y ... [+]

The School of Social Work offers a concurrent program of classroom and field instruction for the master’s degree. The basic 60-credit program, pursued over two academic years, is composed of a 24-credit foundation curriculum and an advanced area of practice concentration. The foundation curriculum helps students develop the base knowledge, values, and skills necessary for effective generalist practice in all areas of social work.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

2. Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

3. Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice

4. Engage in Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice... [-]

USA Syracuse
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 7 years
Campus
United Arab Emirates University College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Master of Social Work (MSW) prepares graduates for advanced professional practice in an area of concentration. The MSW program will prepare UAEU graduates to enter the jo ... [+]

Master of Social Work (MSW) prepares graduates for advanced professional practice in an area of concentration. The MSW program will prepare UAEU graduates to enter the job force as specialized practitioners, accepting leadership roles within the areas of health/mental health, criminal justice, applied research, policy analysis, community education, schools and in the planning and provision of social services in other areas.

The Master of Social Work consists of 30 credit hours of specialized course-work and practicum for students with a Bachelor degree in Social Work (BSW). The MSW program also welcomes students with a bachelor degree in disciplines other than social work. However, for these students, the program of study will consist of foundation courses (30 credit hours) in year 1 and specialization courses (30 credit hours) in year 2 for a total of 60 credits hours.... [-]

United Arab Emirates Al Ain
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
European University Cyprus

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

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.

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Cyprus Nicosia
September 2019
Greek
Full-time
18 months
Campus
Online
Our Lady of the Lake University Online

Our Lady of the Lake University's Worden School of Social Service, offers its acclaimed Master of Social Work degree program entirely online, giving working adults the op ... [+]

Our Lady of the Lake University's Worden School of Social Service, one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious schools of social work, offers its acclaimed Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program entirely online, giving working adults the opportunity to work toward this career-building and service-oriented credential no matter where they reside.

The online MSW from Our Lady of the Lake University is one of only three social work master's degree programs in the United States that emphasizes service to Hispanic children and families, the fastest-growing demographic community in the nation. In addition, the Worden School was proud to receive the 2009 Presidential Award for Excellence from the Council on Social Work Education, an annual honor reserved for just one of the nearly 500 social work degree programs in America.... [-]

USA San Antonio
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
Online
University of Kentucky Online

The University of Kentucky's online MSW prepares students to make an impact in professional social work with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities ... [+]

The University of Kentucky's online MSW program combines flexible online learning with a rigorous curriculum that prepares graduates for advanced social work practice. The MSW program emphasizes engaging others, uses evidence-informed intervention strategies, embraces diversity and aspects of justice while equipping students to improve communities through social change.

Options for an advanced-standing program (30 credits) and a 60-credit regular standing program give experienced social workers and passionate newcomers alike the practical skills needed to be effective in the field.

Program graduates will be able to:

Demonstrate ethical, professional judgment in the delivery of quality practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Respect how diversity and difference shape the human experience and impact all levels of practice. Appreciate and seek to advance human rights and social, economic and environmental justice. Recognize the roles of quantitative and qualitative research methods and their contribution to advancing social work practice. Succeed as analysts, planners, advocates, leaders, and change agents in policy development and implementation within the micro, mezzo and macro levels. Utilize and apply social work knowledge and values to effectively engage, assess, intervene and evaluate practice at all levels. ... [-]
USA Lexington
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Online
The University of Waikato

The Master of Counselling is an internationally-renowned counselling degree. Recognised widely as the first degree to introduce a programme entirely in narrative therapy, ... [+]

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.... [-]

New Zealand Hamilton
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
Queensland University of Technology

This course offers professionals the opportunity to acquire advanced knowledge and skills in counseling. Course learning can be applied to a number of professional settin ... [+]

Overview Ideal for professionals who can see the value of developing advanced knowledge and skills in counseling therapy and in the effective supervision of professionals and counselors. Allows professionals from a variety of professional settings to develop skills in counseling. Take an applied, experiential focus on your studies, with an emphasis on brief solution-focused and narrative therapies, family therapy, group work, and supervision. Gain practical experience in QUT's Psychology and Counselling Clinic.

Real-world learning

Operating out of QUT Health Clinics at the Kelvin Grove campus, the Psychology and Counselling Clinic provides professional psychology, family therapy, and counseling services for the community.... [-]

Australia Kelvin Grove
February 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
California Western School of Law

The Juris Doctor (JD) and Master in Social Work (MSW) Dual-Degree Program was initiated in 1996 in partnership with the School of Social Work at San Diego State Universit ... [+]

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The Juris Doctor (JD) and Master in Social Work (MSW) Dual-Degree Program was initiated in 1996 in partnership with the School of Social Work at San Diego State University. It offers students the opportunity to earn the two degrees in four, rather than the usual five years. The program provides opportunities to focus on areas where law and social work regularly intersect such as child welfare, mental health, aging, and domestic violence.

The Program stresses an interdisciplinary approach that values collaboration and communication skills. The culminating experience for the student is the completion of either a thesis or a scholarly paper that would be suitable for publication in a law review journal or some other appropriate scholarly publication.... [-]

USA San Diego
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
California Institute of Integral Studies

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. ... [-]

USA San Francisco
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus