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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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 Social Work

Kennesaw State University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Kennesaw

The Master of Social Work (MSW) program is designed to prepare students for entry-level professional practice in social work. Upon graduation, students are eligible to take the Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) exam, and they may also pursue further clinical supervision requirements to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). [+]

Master of Social Work

The Master of Social Work (MSW) program is designed to prepare students for entry-level professional practice in social work. Upon graduation, students are eligible to take the Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) exam, and they may also pursue further clinical supervision requirements to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). The KSU MSW program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education through February 2021.

The MSW program offers a full-time program of study with a focus on clinical practice. The program consists of four academic semesters (two years) of 60 credit hours with 48 of these credit hours spent in the classroom and 12 in supervised field practicum sites located throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area. It should be noted that the MSW Program does not offer Advanced Standing.... [-]


Master's in Philanthropy and Development (Online)

LaGrange College
Online & Campus Combined Full time 25 months September 2018 USA LaGrange 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 of Social Work

Adelphi University
Online Campus Part time September 2018 USA Garden City

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. [+]

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.... [-]


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 Social Work

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Online Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Denver + 1 more

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:... [-]


Master in Career Guidance and Counseling

European University Cyprus
Online Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

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. [+]

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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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 Professional Counselling

Monash University Malaysia
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years July 2019 Malaysia Shah Alam + 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.... [-]


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.... [-]


Master in Community Organizing and Social Activism (COSA)

IPSL Institute for Global Learning
Campus Full time 13 months January 2019 USA Portland Peru Cusco Colombia Medellín Cartagena Vietnam Hanoi Tanzania Arusha + 9 more

Through IPSL’s independently designed and curated reflections seminars, “Community Organizing and Social Activism (COSA), “ students receive a foundation of the history and key practices of community building and civic engagement, from domestic and international volunteerism, community organizing, grassroots social movements, and activism. [+]

The Master of Arts in Community Organizing and Social Activism (COSA) has built-in study abroad terms and is designed to meet the international demand for ethical leaders who can effectively engage and facilitate partnerships and empower communities.

Similar to IPSL Institute for Global Learning’s MA in International Development & Service (IDS), students are prepared for careers with nonprofit, government, and community development organizations through an interdisciplinary program that combines rigorous academic training with hands-on skill development through volunteer service in several countries.

Recent graduates have focused on the following themes:

Community-based Development, Global Health Issues, Environmental Justice, Disability Advocacy, International Education & Exchange, Peace and Reconciliation, Indigenous Rights, Sustainable Development, …. and other exciting fields within international development ... [-]

Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months July 2019 New Zealand Hamilton

The Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies examines the issues which produce various related social norms and sets out to produce practitioners who challenge them. The programme explores contemporary theories, methodologies and practices related to the broad field of disability and inclusion studies. [+]

Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies

The Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies examines the issues which produce various related social norms and sets out to produce practitioners who challenge them. The programme explores contemporary theories, methodologies and practices related to the broad field of disability and inclusion studies.

This programme is known for its grounding in a social justice model of inclusive community and educational practice and is relevant for a variety of professionals working in community organisations and schools, and those concerned with disability advocacy and rights.

Studying the Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies (MDInS) you'll gain a stronger understanding of social life and the differences between us, and challenge current approaches used in the education sector and beyond.... [-]


Master of Social Work

Millersville University
Campus September 2018 USA Millersville

Millersville and Shippensburg universities are jointly offering a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program. It is designed for students who want to either further their education in social work or join the social work profession. [+]

Master of Social Work

Millersville and Shippensburg universities are jointly offering a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program. It is designed for students who want to either further their education in social work or join the social work profession. The program was developed to support both the full-time student and the working professional. State-of-the-art technology permits students to acquire social work knowledge, skills, and values through multiple educational methods, including traditional campus classes, teleconferencing, and web-based activities. Because this is a joint program, students benefit from the quality faculty and resources of both universities.

An MSW permits graduates to work in a variety of human service programs and agencies in an advanced clinical and/or administrative capacity. The flexibility of the social work degree provides graduates with many options as they pursue their careers in the helping fields.... [-]


Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Drama Therapy

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA San Francisco

Our program integrates experiential, didactic, and clinical courses to train students to become personally and culturally aware, attuned, and competent drama therapists and psychotherapists. [+]

MA in Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Drama Therapy

For over 30 years, the CIIS Drama Therapy program has been exploring how therapeutically adapted dramatic processes work over time to heal wounds, facilitate lasting change, and help people reach their highest potential. Our program integrates experiential, didactic, and clinical courses in a carefully paced and sequenced curriculum, to train students to become personally and culturally aware, attuned, and competent drama therapists and psychotherapists.

The Drama Therapy program is one of only several 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. Ours is the only program that offers a path to national licensure (LPCC). ... [-]


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.... [-]