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297 Masters Programs in 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 ot… Read more

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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Erasmus University Rotterdam - Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Rotterdam, Netherlands

The access to adequate housing is a perpetual global challenge and a process often tainted by political, social and economic exclusion and injustice. This master track offers ... +

The access to adequate housing is a perpetual global challenge and a process often tainted by political, social and economic exclusion and injustice. This master track offers the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the main principles of adequate housing provision and apply them in assessing existing policies. Students will learn how to devise the best possible mechanisms that foster accessible, affordable, available, acceptable and adaptable housing. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
01 Jul 2022
Campus
 
California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco, USA

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

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

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 ... +

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). -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 

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Touro University Worldwide
Los Alamitos, USA

The online Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to resolve organizational conflicts that can have a significant impact o ... +

The online Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to resolve organizational conflicts that can have a significant impact on both budget and morale. Coursework focuses on real-world skills, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and facilitation, along with other foundations of dispute resolution and alternative dispute resolution. -
MA
Part-time
English
Online
 
University of New Hampshire
Durham, USA

The Community Development Policy and Practice program prepares you to tackle complex community development issues by engaging with leading experts and seasoned practitioners i ... +

The Community Development Policy and Practice program prepares you to tackle complex community development issues by engaging with leading experts and seasoned practitioners in subjects ranging from economics and finance to organizational management and public health factors in development. Students apply what they learn in the classroom through a yearlong capstone project during this 14-month online program. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
14 months
English
Oct 2022
16 Jul 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Webster Leiden Campus
Leiden, Netherlands

The mission of the MA in Psychology with an emphasis in Counseling Psychology program is to provide its participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to become competen ... +

The mission of the MA in Psychology with an emphasis in Counseling Psychology program is to provide its participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to become competent in counseling psychology through academic and experiential learning. The program aims at educating future psychologists who have sound knowledge of the theory and practice of counseling psychology, who are competent consumers and creative producers of social science research, who are competent in counseling practice, and who are ethical and sensitive to the cultures, values, and worlds of various clients. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
Meridian University
Petaluma, USA

The Master’s in Counseling Psychology curriculum emphasizes clinical courses as well as core courses that support the student’s evolving relationship to professional practice. ... +

The Master’s in Counseling Psychology curriculum emphasizes clinical courses as well as core courses that support the student’s evolving relationship to professional practice. The Master’s in Counseling Psychology meets the educational requirements of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Senate Bill 33, Section 4980.36 of the Business and Professions Code (MFT). This degree also meets the educational requirements of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Senate Bill 788, Section 4999.33 of the Business and Professions Code for the Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
24 - 36 months
English
Sep 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
UAEU United Arab Emirates University
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Master of Social Work (MSW) programs prepare graduates for advanced professional practice in an area of concentration.

Master of Social Work (MSW) programs prepare graduates for advanced professional practice in an area of concentration. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Stirling
Stirling, United Kingdom

Gain the skills necessary for professional practice as a social worker. We’re ranked Top 5 in Scotland and Top 15 in the UK for Social Work (Guardian University Guide 2022).

Gain the skills necessary for professional practice as a social worker. We’re ranked Top 5 in Scotland and Top 15 in the UK for Social Work (Guardian University Guide 2022). -
MSc
Full-time
24 - 28 months
English
Jan 2023
Campus
 
Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, USA

Nova Southeastern University offers an innovative academic program designed for the working professional actively involved in or entering the field of counseling.

Nova Southeastern University offers an innovative academic program designed for the working professional actively involved in or entering the field of counseling. -
MSc MSc
Full-time
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Mälardalen University
Eskilstuna, Sweden +1 More

This programme gives you the opportunity to conduct change work and to improve your knowledge of national as well as international social work. Studies at the Master's level i ... +

This programme gives you the opportunity to conduct change work and to improve your knowledge of national as well as international social work. Studies at the Master's level implies an opportunity for you to deepen your knowledge and broaden your career opportunities. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
 
Glasgow Caledonian University - The School of Health and Life Sciences
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Earn both a masters degree and the opportunity to qualify as a registered social worker in this intensive two-year, full-time programme.

Earn both a masters degree and the opportunity to qualify as a registered social worker in this intensive two-year, full-time programme. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Lincoln
Lincoln, United Kingdom

Social work provides an opportunity to ensure fair and just treatment for those who might not be able to do so for themselves and can be a hugely rewarding career for anyone w ... +

Social work provides an opportunity to ensure fair and just treatment for those who might not be able to do so for themselves and can be a hugely rewarding career for anyone with an interest in safeguarding the human rights of others. This programme is designed to provide the professional knowledge and skills needed to qualify and practice as a registered social worker. Through an integrated learning approach, students are supported to develop as competent, confident, analytical, and reflective practitioners who can work safely and effectively in complex, challenging environments to make a difference in the lives of people and society. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Universidad Ana G. Méndez – Recinto de Gurabo
Gurabo, Puerto Rico

Graduates of this specialty may administer, design, plan and evaluate service programs related to the personal and social development of individuals, families and communities ... +

Graduates of this specialty may administer, design, plan and evaluate service programs related to the personal and social development of individuals, families and communities to improve the quality of life of society. In addition, they will develop leadership skills that will allow them to organize the communities and thus become agents of social change. They may participate effectively and efficiently in public policy formulation processes. They will know strategies for fundraising, preparation and administration of proposals for the operationalization of programmatic objectives and goals. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Spanish
Campus
 
Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago, USA

Make a positive impact on families and their lives. Develop the knowledge and skills needed to help couples and families in need of support and counseling.

Make a positive impact on families and their lives. Develop the knowledge and skills needed to help couples and families in need of support and counseling. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
Campus