Master in Social Work in North America

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Graduates of a Master's degree in Social Work will be able to combine research, crisis intervention, community organization and strategy to attain results in the field of social work. The expected results are to improve the quality of life of a community or even a single individual.

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Master in Social Work - Clinical Social Work or Administration

Universidad del Este (UNE)
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 Puerto Rico Carolina

The professional in the Social Work Program promotes social and economic equity and justice and the well-being of human and social systems. Social workers utilize theories of human behavior and social systems to intervene at the points where people interact with their environments. Human rights and social justice are fundamental tenants of social work. [+]

Masters in Social Work in North America 2017. Vision To be recognized as the best Social Work program in Puerto Rico. Mission To prepare competent social work professionals committed to social justice, human rights and the defense of diversity in all its manifestations. Our graduates will demonstrate critical thinking skills with the capacity to communicate effectively and conduct research related to their practice; will be capable of integrating entrepreneurship, self-management and technology in their work and will self-identify as active citizens in a global world in constant change, committed to the social transformation of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Program Description The professional in the Social Work Program promotes social and economic equity and justice and the well-being of human and social systems. Social workers utilize theories of human behavior and social systems to intervene at the points where people interact with their environments. Human rights and social justice are fundamental tenants of social work. Social workers offer a variety of services to individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. Social workers understand both the public and the private social service systems and how it serves its clientele. Among the services performed by social workers are appropriate referrals, direct services, short term therapies, crisis interventions, information gathering, planning, administration and evaluation of social services. Social workers analyze legislation and social policies in order to make recommendations for improving the quality of life of all citizens. Graduates of Social Work may seek professional licensing from the Social Work Board of Examiners at... [-]

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. [+]

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

Millersville University
Campus September 2017 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 of Social Work (MSW)

University of St. Francis
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 USA Joliet + 1 more

USF’s MSW program is designed for working professionals because it offers convenient Friday/Saturday classes. Full-time students attending classes on Fridays and Saturdays can expect to complete the degree in two years or four semesters. Advance standing students (those with a BSW from an accredited program) should anticipate one academic year for completion. Part-time students are welcome. [+]

Now more than ever, a Master of Social Work (MSW) is critical to professional success in the social work field. Those earning an MSW degree have increased professional competency and job satisfaction, along with opportunities for career advancement. The field that has shown an increased demand for individuals with the MSW degree, making it a must! USF’s MSW program is designed for working professionals because it offers convenient Friday/Saturday classes. Full-time students attending classes on Fridays and Saturdays can expect to complete the degree in two years or four semesters. Advance standing students (those with a BSW from an accredited program) should anticipate one academic year for completion. Part-time students are welcome. The MSW program combines both theoretical and practical knowledge so that students earn a degree that is highly respected in the workplace. The program’s foundation courses contain content and learning experiences that all MSW graduates need for competent, generalist social work practice. Supervised field work is required in the first and second years. Graduate Certificate Gerontology Graduate Certificate – Post Masters Forensic Social Work Certificate Degree Requirements The Master of Social Work degree requires students to complete 62 semester credit hours of course work. This includes specified credit hours per week of supervised field work in the first year, followed by specified credit hours per week of supervised field work in the second year, plus related integrated seminars. These practicum experiences will provide the required total hours of supervised practice experience in selected social service agencies. Two-year, full-time... [-]

Master of Social Work

Daemen College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Buffalo

The Master of Social Work (MSW) Program is designed to train students for advanced social work practice with systems of any size (micro, mezzo, and macro) [+]

Masters in Social Work in North America 2017. The Master of Social Work (MSW) Program is designed to train students for advanced social work practice with systems of any size (micro, mezzo, and macro). In the foundation year of the master of social work curriculum, students are taught the basics of generalist social work practice. The concentration year focuses on the development of clinical practice skills such as using the DSM V, managing crisis, applying advanced clinical techniques, demonstrating competency in a clinical practicum that emphasizes children and families, and focusing on the clinical needs of other marginalized groups. After the completion of this program, students are encouraged to sit for the licensure at the LMSW (Licensed Master of Social Work) or LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) levels. The two year MSW program is a 60 credit hour program and the one year Advanced Standing MSW Program is a 30-33 credit hour program. Students are required to complete a minimum number of clock hours in field education. What can I do with an MSW? Clinical Practice (shortage of LCSWs in WNY and NY) Private Practice Work in a variety of settings including hospitals, correctional facilities, nursing homes, schools Why an MSW at Daemen? A proven leader in Social Work education Evening and weekend classes Seasoned professors Who should apply? People with a desire to change the world People with a liberal arts background Those who want to build and enhance their clinical skills Concentration One of the most popular fields... [-]

Master of Social Work

Wheelock College
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Boston

If you work for or aspire to work for a social service agency, a community health or education setting, or an advocacy organization and are committed to effecting change in the social conditions and well-being of diverse groups of children and families, this human rights and justice-based social work graduate program can help you achieve your professional goals. [+]

If you work for or aspire to work for a social service agency, a community health or education setting, or an advocacy organization and are committed to effecting change in the social conditions and well-being of diverse groups of children and families, this human rights and justice-based social work graduate program can help you achieve your professional goals. Our Master of Social Work program's approach is family-centered, community-based, and grounded in partnerships with community providers. You will be prepared to practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities through direct practice, policy, and research. Program Overview Wheelock's Master of Social Work (MSW) program is a 60-credit course of study. Students study in five core areas: human behavior and the social environment; social work practice; social policy; social research; and field practicum experiences. We offer several full- and part-time programs to fit your learning needs. Wheelock's MSW curriculum is based on human rights and social justice. This prepares graduates to practice strengths-based social work, taking into account the dynamics of oppression and discrimination, and the importance of cultural differences and how to leverage them to help individuals and communities grow creatively and safely. Students in the MSW program first prepare for generalist practice with individuals, families, small groups, organizations, and communities. Later in the program, the curriculum is organized around a singular concentration in justice-based social work with children and families. Students work in partnership with a faculty advisor to select a focus of study within this concentration. Student work focuses... [-]

Master of Social Work

St. Ambrose University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Davenport Cedar Rapids + 1 more

The MSW Program educates graduate social work professionals to address a range of social issues and needs. The education and training you will experience is on the cutting edge of modern social work practice. [+]

Masters in Social Work in North America 2017. The MSW Program educates graduate social work professionals to address a range of social issues and needs. The education and training you will experience is on the cutting edge of modern social work practice. The School of Social Work is dynamic and alive – a place that reaches beyond our campus and into the local community. You'll quickly discover our faculty, students, and staff are all dedicated to pursuing excellence in their professional lives. The St. Ambrose University MSW Program equips graduates for professional practice with: Comprehensive knowledge base Practice competencies Ethical standards The St. Ambrose University School of Social Work and the MSW Program are leaders in this area of practice. Our faculty and staff maintain an environment conducive to discovery, personal and professional growth and, ultimately, competence in professional social work practice. Curriculum The School of Social Work at St. Ambrose University has developed three different programs for those seeking Master of Social Work degrees: standard full-time, advanced standing, and part-time. All three have the same standards and require both classroom study and practicum experience, working under supervision in a social work agency or setting. The MSW Program recognizes that a student may be unable to carry out the program as scheduled. Students who make changes in the course sequence should anticipate adding one or more semesters to their original schedules. Any changes should be carefully planned with the student's academic advisor and permission sought from the Director. Both full-time... [-]

Master of Social Work

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Kutztown

The Master of Social Work Program at Kutztown University focuses on the needs of the family in its social environment. During their study, MSW students are actively engaged with faculty experts in both exploring and enhancing their knowledge as it is related to the [+]

Master of Social WorkThe Master of Social Work Program at Kutztown University focuses on the needs of the family in its social environment. During their study, MSW students are actively engaged with faculty experts in both exploring and enhancing their knowledge as it is related to the strengths and needs of the family in all its diverse forms. Students, faculty and human service providers collaborate to provide service to families at risk, intervene with families in crisis, connect clients to causes and change the social environment to support the families of today and the families of tomorrow.Students develop a clear understanding and ability to practice generalist social work in their foundation year of study. The advanced year provides a concentration, developing depth, breadth, and specificity in knowledge on the family in its social environment. Students develop further specialization through elective course offerings and a 960-hour agency-based practicum experience. This specialized program of study is achieved through each student's choice of six, 1-credit elective courses from a broad range of topics, from therapeutic interventions to agency administration and policy development.The 64 credit (44 credit for advanced standing) MSW program may be completed in a variety of face to face and on-line formats for full and part-time schedules including a weekend executive design.MSW Program GoalsThe MSW program is tailored to help students prepare to meet specific goals:· Integrate Theory into Practice: To help graduates use critical thinking and integrate liberal arts and professional knowledge, values and skills into the development of a... [-]


Master of Social Work

California State University East Bay
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 USA Hayward

The Department of Social Work is pleased to offer a three-year part-time Master of Social Work (MSW) Program. This program is designed for working human services professionals interested in earning an MSW degree. [+]

Master of Social WorkThe Department of Social Work is pleased to offer a three-year part-time Master of Social Work (MSW) Program. This program is designed for working human services professionals interested in earning an MSW degree. This Council on Social Work (CSWE) accredited program is designed to train social workers for leadership and direct practice positions. The program has a multicultural focus that prepares students to work in both non-profit and public agencies, and to work with diverse populations in urban and suburban communities. Classes are offered year round on Saturdays and hybrid or on-line. Students take 7 courses per year and are placed in a field internship during the second year of the program.... [-]


Master of Social Work: Advanced Standing

Kean University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA New York Union

The Master of Social Work: Advanced Standing program is designed to prepare those students holding a BSW degree to engage in an advanced generalist social work practice. This program starts study during the summer months. [+]

The Master of Social Work: Advanced Standing program is designed to prepare those students holding a BSW degree to engage in an advanced generalist social work practice.  This program starts study during the summer months.

To learn more about the Master of Social Work: Advanced Standing program, visit http://grad.kean.edu/masters-programs/social-work-advanced-standing.

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Master of Social Work

Kean University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA New York Union

The Master of Social Work program is designed to prepare and train social workers as advanced generalists, ready to en­hance the problem solving capacities of individuals, families, groups, communities, organizations, and social institutions. [+]

The Master of Social Work program is designed to prepare and train social workers as advanced generalists, ready to en­hance the problem solving capacities of individuals, families, groups, communities, organizations, and social institutions. The Kean University MSW Program, which is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, offers a curricu­lum to prepare students for practice as a professional social worker, state licensure and a commitment to lifelong learning.

Coursework within the program prepares students to initiate and/or enhance their participation as knowledgeable, well-informed citizens who are committed to the principles of multiculturalism and social and economic justice and aspire to make social contributions. The courses within the program will further provide students with the knowledge, values and skills that are the foundation of social work with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities.... [-]


Master of Social Work

Shippensburg University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Millersville Shippensburg East Stroudsburg Harrisburg York + 3 more

The Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program is designed for students whowant to either further their education in social work or join the social work profession. [+]

Master of Social Work

The Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program is designed for students whowant to either further their education in social work or join the social work profession. The program is jointly offered by Shippensburg and Millersville universities and was developed to support both the full-time student and the working professional.

Why choose Social Work?

Are you are looking for flexibility from your advanced degree? Few occupations can match social work, which offers a wide-range of opportunities and settings.Social workers can be found in public agencies, private businesses, hospitals, clinics, schools, nursing homes, private practices, police departments, courts, and numerous other exciting work settings. Social workers assist individuals, families, and communities. They can be managers, supervisors, and administrators. They work atall levels of government. They are also educators. Social workers are therapists and researchers. And many are also elected political leaders and legislators.... [-]