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 2018 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... [-]

Dual Degree Master of Social Work/ Master of Business Administration (MSW/MBA)

Kennesaw State University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Kennesaw Marietta

The Master of Social Work and Master of Business Administration (MSW/MBA) Program is a dual degree offered by the WellStar College of Health and Human Service and the Coles College of Business Administration to meet this need. [+]

MSW MBA Dual Degree

KSU is committed to developing innovative programs that are responsive to the rapidly changing economic, social and political climate and to the interdependence of sectors (public, private and nonprofit). Therefore, KSU is offering the first dual degree MSW/MBA program in the state of Georgia. “In recent decades, social work practitioners have increasingly been called upon to think entrepreneurially to seek private funding and to collaborate with nongovernmental organizations to provide social services and goods” (c.f. Lee, 2016, p. 209). Similarly, companies have become more socially responsible because of consumer demand, employee morale, potential to develop new markets, and a desire to create sustainable business practices that focus on triple-bottom line (preserve wellbeing of people and planet while making a profit).... [-]


Master of Counselling

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

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. [+]

Masters in Social Work. 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. For the past 20 years, our teaching staff have been active in promoting narrative therapy, beginning with a book staff produced called Narrative Therapy in Practice. Today Waikato is considered a leader in this field with several local and international publications produced each year. This notable reputation extends also into our thriving doctoral counselling programme. Make a start this summer with Counselling and Contexts: HDCO549 – 17S (BLK) Learning outcomes As a graduate of the MCouns programme, you will have developed competence in the practices of counselling, and established a firm understanding in philosophical and ethical issues relating to professional counselling practice. You'll learn how to engage critically with the... [-]

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

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA San Francisco

Our program trains master's-level clinicians in the specialized skills necessary to work as mental health providers in public and community mental health settings. [+]

The program trains master's level clinicians in the specialized skills necessary to work as mental health providers in public and community mental health settings.

Develop an expertise in state-of-the-art theory and practice in psychotherapy through combined classroom and clinical education in humanistic mindfulness, family systems, and psychodynamic therapies.  Train in recovery and resiliency models of mental health that draw on liberation, critical, and community psychologies.  Practice from a client-centered perspective with specific and measurable outcomes, and a commitment to working in partnership with clients.  Apply to the Community Mental Health Program

About the Program This 60-unit, three-year program integrates the fundamentals of intensive and supplemental case management with an emphasis on counseling, cultural competence, and a public sector practicum. Delivered in a variety of formats, the curriculum prepares students for high-demand public sector careers, and for Marriage and Family Therapy licensure. The program was designed in collaboration with leading mental health providers to meet the following critical needs: ... [-]


Master of Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication

Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 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. [+]

Masters in Social Work. 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 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, [+]

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.... [-]


Masters in Executive Coaching (AMEC)

Ashridge Executive Education
Campus Part time 2 years May 2018 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 of Social Work (MSW) – (Hybrid mode)

The Open University Of Tanzania
Online & Campus Combined Part time 15 months February 2018 Tanzania Dar Es Salaam

The aim of the programme is to produce social workers who are well knowledgeable, organized and professional as well as practical. They should be able to provide social work services that are necessary competent to the vulnerable sectors of the society such as children, youth, the old and most vulnerable population effectively in the community and various social settings. [+]

The aim of the programme is to produce social workers who are well knowledgeable, organized and professional as well as practical. They should be able to provide social work services that are necessary competent to the vulnerable sectors of the society such as children, youth, the old and most vulnerable population effectively in the community and various social settings. Specific Objectives Train students in Masters of Social Work Produce adequate graduates in social work so as to contribute to the national demand for highly trained social workers Organization of the MSW Programme The programme is delivered through blended mode just like other taught masters programmes in the Faculty of Arts and Social sciences. Qualifications Applicants will be required to have a first degree in Social Work with a second class score. Applicants with advanced diploma in social work are welcome to apply. Admission can also be considered for graduates in Public administration, public health, community development, psychology, medicine, gender and other relevant fields of study. Grading Grading will be 75% for the course work and 25% research. The 75% for course work will include participation in class discussion for the face to face sessions of the hybrid mode of delivery, demonstrating social work practice skills during field work, writing papers, taking tests and final examination. The dissertation research activities will involve preparing a research proposal, presenting it, collecting both primary field data and secondary data, processing and analyzing data and writing report for submission with intent on dissemination for advancing... [-]

Master of Social Work

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2018 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. [+]

Masters in 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... [-]

Master's Degree in Diakonia and Christian Social Practice

VID Specialized University
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Norway Oslo

The study provides theological and hermeneutical knowledge, ethical competence, management and leadership skills, research skills, intercultural and interreligious skills, and interdisciplinary working proficiency. [+]

The study provides theological and hermeneutical knowledge, ethical competence, management and leadership skills, research skills, intercultural and interreligious skills, and interdisciplinary working proficiency. The intent of the programme is to produce graduates who qualify for both practical and leadership positions within diaconal activities and institutions as well as value based social service agencies, whether they are Christian or public welfare based. After completing the programme you will have : Obtained the knowledge of the theory and practice of diakonia, as well as the professional competence required to function within congregations, institutions and organizations. This knowledge includes a basic understanding of Christian theology. Acquired an integrated and professional understanding of diaconal approaches and methods that express international and ecumenical awareness, interdisciplinary perspectives, perspectives of participation and gender awareness in relation to diaconal practice. Gained competency in facing the major contemporary challenges within diaconal action related to the struggle for justice, stewardship of Creation, building inclusive fellowships, and expressing love for one’s neighbour. Developed his/her competence in applying acquired knowledgerelated to understanding, methods and problem solving – in new and unfamiliar environments. Entry Requirements You must hold a bachelor’s degree (minimum three year full time study, 180 ECTS) in social work, nursing, education in social sciences, theology, social service administration (or equivalent) as well as sufficient proficiency in English. Eligibility The programme has two main target groups: All students with own funding who want to attend the complete programme. Students from other master’s programmes who want to attend parts of the programme... [-]

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 of Social Work

California State University Bakersfield
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2018 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. [+]

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 to improving social conditions... [-]

Master of Social Work

Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years August 2018 USA Montgomery + 1 more

The program will prepare students for advanced social work training/academic leadership in the areas of Forensics, Gerontology, Behavioral and Mental Health. The program is designed to attract highly motivated students who demonstrate a strong commitment to promoting social and economic justice. Students will learn to systematically apply social work knowledge and skills (theory, research methods, and best practices) to assist "at-risk" populations. [+]

Masters in Social Work. Alabama State University has a new Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program, approved recently by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE), set to begin Fall 2015. Students admitted will have a choice of pursuing the degree via three different options, which includes: traditional (two-year, full time); advanced - standing (12 months); and part- time (four-year). The program will prepare students for advanced social work training/academic leadership in the areas of Forensics, Gerontology, Behavioral and Mental Health. The program is designed to attract highly motivated students who demonstrate a strong commitment to promoting social and economic justice. Students will learn to systematically apply social work knowledge and skills (theory, research methods, and best practices) to assist "at-risk" populations. The Master of Social Work program has begun the two year process of accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The program anticipates the accreditation to be final by 2016. Graduate Fees Below are estimated tuition and costs for full-time graduate students residing on-campus during the 2017-18 academic year. Actual costs and fees may vary depending on enrollment and lifestyle decisions. You also may wish to review estimated tuition and costs for part-time graduate enrollment on our complete budget worksheet. For a breakdown of fees by credit hour and by semester, download the 2017-18 Schedule of Student Tuition and Fees. ... [-]

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.

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Master's Degree In Counseling And Psycho-diagnostics With Integrated Approach

Centro Studi Panta Rei
Campus Full time 252 hours October 2018 Italy Milan

The Master is open to graduates in psychology (bachelor's and / or second level), psychologists. Practical two-year path to learn the profession of psychologist in clinical and community integration, dialogue and openness between the psychological and much practice approaches are some keywords. [+]

Masters in Social Work. The Master is open to graduates in psychology (bachelor's and / or second level), psychologists. Practical two-year path to learn the profession of psychologist in clinical and community integration, dialogue and openness between the psychological and much practice approaches are some keywords. Strengths of our Master: We adopt a broad psychological view to increase the effectiveness / efficiency of the intervention. We provide more job opportunities because the counseling is used with the majority of clients / patients. We provide tools to be an "entrepreneur-professional" success There are projecting towards the future career: psychology is integration between psychological approaches and neuroscience. THE MASTER IN DETAIL A MASTER WITH A BASIC COGNITIVE - BEHAVIORAL AND INTEGRATED WITH A VISION AND COMPARISON WITH OTHER CURRENT PSYCHOLOGICAL. The cognitive-behavioral approach has significant scientific and experimental basis, is flexible, applicable in various fields working, efficient and effective. At the same time we take care of the integration between different theoretical lines that can give origin to interlacing and intellectually stimulating interventions. We are also fully convinced that our cognitive models of any type are present approximations to the truth rather than absolute truths and keep your eyes open on the landscape can only be beneficial in the development of mental flexibility. Some core competencies provided: Recognize and know how to handle situations of counseling or psychotherapy for the possible deployment Developing skills in designing psychological intervention Increase communication and interpersonal skills Learning to observe: the difference between observation, description and... [-]