Master in Social Work in North America

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Social Work

A masters is earned after students complete an undergraduate degree program. To obtain a masters, you usually need to complete 12 to 18 college courses that often involve completing comprehensive tests and/or a thesis.

Social work involves providing assistance to individuals and communities struggling because of personal issues or due to social and economic problems. After completing a program, social workers can find employment in schools, hospitals, mental health facilities, prisons, and in community support facilities.

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Master of Social Work

Kennesaw State University
Campus Full time 2 years June 2019 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 2019 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. ... [-]


MA School Counseling

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Full time September 2019 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. ... [-]

MSW in Social Work

Northeastern Illinois University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years August 2019 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 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.... [-]


Master of Social Work

Adelphi University
Online Campus Part time September 2019 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.... [-]


Master of Social Work

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Online Campus Full time Part time September 2019 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:... [-]


Social Work, MSW

Syracuse University - David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 7 years September 2019 USA Syracuse + 1 more

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. [+]

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... [-]


JD/MSW Dual-Degree Program

California Western School of Law
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 USA San Diego

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. [+]

About

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.... [-]


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

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 USA San Francisco

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. ... [-]


Master of Social Work

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Online
Online Full time Open Enrollment USA Winona

Gain the skills you need to excel in clinical social work with our affordable MSW program. Graduate ready to treat individuals, couples, families, groups, and communities. 60-credit Traditional Track (no BSW) and 30-credit Advanced Standing Track (with BSW) available. [+]

The online Master of Social Work at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota prepares you for clinical practice. As a graduate, you'll gain autonomy in your partnerships with clients, working directly with individuals, couples, families, and communities to diagnose mental health conditions, treat issues, and more. Help those who are struggling to change their behaviors and develop coping mechanisms to thrive in challenging situations.

Program Highlights

Coursework Is 100% Online. You can work full time and earn your degree when and where it's best for you. Note that the fieldwork element of the program will be conducted in person. No Experience Necessary. The 60-credit Traditional Track is offered to students without a Bachelor's in Social Work (BSW) degree and provides the skills and competencies necessary to work in clinical practice. Advanced Standing Track. Professionals with a BSW degree save time and money in this 30-credit track. Strong Lasallian Values. We pursue excellence in teaching and learning, and personally respond to students' intellectual, spiritual, and developmental needs, whatever they may be. An Affordable Degree. Tuition for this valuable program is kept reasonable as part of our commitment to our Lasallian mission of serving our community, and teaching students to do the same. Rigorous Practicum. Gain experience in direct practice in a safe environment where professional feedback helps develop your new skills. ... [-]

Master in Community Organizing and Social Activism (COSA)

IPSL Institute for Global Learning
Online & Campus Combined Full time 13 months May 2019 USA Portland Peru Cusco Colombia Medellín Cartagena Vietnam Hanoi Tanzania Arusha Greece Thessaloniki Samothraki + 12 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. [+]

*IPSL Institute for Global Learning is excited to announce an automatic USD$8000 scholarship for individuals who enroll in the Spring 2019 cohort.

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.... [-]


Master of Social Work

George Mason University Online
Online Part time 36 months Open Enrollment USA Fairfax

George Mason University's online Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program prepares you to take the next step toward direct client service and be on your way to becoming a licensed social worker. You'll learn what it takes to enter a variety of social work settings, including aging and disability services, family assistance, alcohol, and drug abuse counseling, child protection, and more. [+]

George Mason University's online Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program prepares you to take the next step toward a career in direct client service. With an MSW curriculum that emphasizes social justice, empowerment, and systems transformation, you can be confident you're learning what it takes to serve the needs of any population in a variety of social work settings.

Our curriculum is led by our renowned faculty of active researchers and experienced social work practitioners, giving you real-world insights that you can apply to your future work. You'll also have access to Mason's established community connections in both the classroom and your hands-on fieldwork requirement.

Program Highlights 100% Online. All of your coursework comes in a flexible online format that accommodates your busy working schedule. Competitively Priced. Our program is competitively priced for a respected master's degree program at $775 per credit hour. Social Justice Curriculum Focus. Gain interdisciplinary perspectives on topics like human behavior, social policy, research methods, and clinical practice. Expert, Practitioner Faculty. Our faculty members are active researchers and social workers with decades of experience. Develop an evidence-based practice and establish strong relationships with real-world practitioners. Certification Ready. Upon program completion, you may be eligible to sit for one of the following licensing exams: Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Program Outcomes ... [-]

MicroMasters Program in Social Work: Practice, Policy and Research (The University of Michigan)

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Online 36 weeks January 2019 USA Cambridge

Earn a MicroMasters from the #1 ranked School of Social Work to advance your career. [+]

Earn a MicroMasters from the #1 ranked School of Social Work to advance your career.

Want to make a difference? Reach out, raise hope, and change society? This innovative MicroMasters Program provides an advanced, professional sequence of courses in social work so you can gain the skills needed to empower individuals, families, communities, and organizations to meet needs and create positive changes. You will gain a greater understanding of social work practice, an awareness of the history and impact of policy on the provision of key social services, and an appreciation for the research that supports effective practice. Build on this credential and take advantage of a great opportunity to be accepted into the #1 ranked social work Masters Degree program for a fraction of the cost.... [-]


Master of Social Work

Albany State University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2019 USA Albany + 1 more

The M.S.W. degree is offered by the College of Arts and Humanities to prepare students for clinical practice with vulnerable children, families, and adults throughout the lifespan. Students can take additional courses that will prepare them academically for the state clinical licensure examination for social workers (LCSW). [+]

MSW Program Overview

(Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education from 2011-2018)

The M.S.W. degree is offered by the College of Arts and Humanities to prepare students for clinical practice with vulnerable children, families, and adults throughout the lifespan. Students can take additional courses that will prepare them academically for the state clinical licensure examination for social workers (LCSW).

Social Work Mission and Competencies

The mission of the Master of Social Work program is to advance social and economic justice by preparing students for competent, empowering clinical practice with vulnerable children, adults, and families from diverse backgrounds. In its efforts to enhance the dignity and rights of all people, particularly of historically oppressed populations, the MSW Program seeks to partner with diverse individuals, groups and organizations at university, local, state, national and international levels. Degree Concentration The MSW program is designed to prepare students for responsible, professional social work practice with children and families across the lifespan. Coursework prepares students to assume practice and leadership roles and responsibilities in clinical social work practice, public child and family welfare programs, the protection of abused and neglected children, home-based services, foster care, adoption, school-based services, group and residential care settings, child guidance, parent education, family courts, family violence programs, military social work, adult protective services, child and family advocacy, as well as in major social service systems that include mental health, physical health, and corrections.... [-]


Master of Marriage and Family Therapy

The King's University
Campus Full time 60 hours September 2019 USA Southlake

This degree seeks to Prepare students to ethically counsel individuals, couples, and families from a systemic perspective; Equip students with self-awareness, global-awareness, and spiritual-awareness in order to prepare them to become effective clinicians; prepare students to read, interpret, and conduct empirically based research; and provide students with an adequate understanding of various aspects of the mental health field including various levels of care. [+]

Program Objectives

This degree seeks to:

Prepare students to ethically counsel individuals, couples, and families from a systemic perspective; Equip students with self-awareness, global-awareness, and spiritual-awareness in order to prepare them to become effective clinicians; Prepare students to read, interpret, and conduct empirically based research; and Provide students with an adequate understanding of various aspects of the mental health field including various levels of care. Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this degree, students will be able to:

Integrate empirically-based systemic treatment methods with a Christian worldview; Develop an ethical and legal understanding of the counseling field of practice; Develop the skills necessary to assess, diagnose and treat individuals, married couples, and families from a diverse background with a wide range of presenting problems; Critically analyze counseling theories from a biblical worldview. ... [-]