Master's Degree in Social Work in North America

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A masters refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. The majority of masters are granted by state or public universities.

The academic field of social work concentrates on helping people in times of crisis and need. Individuals may need social workers due to many different factors such as addiction, physical or mental illness, unemployment, poverty, abuse, divorce, or discrimination.

The United States of America is located on the continent of North America. It is the third largest country by size in the world. It has a relatively short history compared to other world nations, has one of the world's largest economies, and has one of the world's most diverse populations.

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MA School Counseling

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Full time September 2017 USA San Francisco

Preparing School Counselors to be Social Justice Agents of Change in Urban Schools [+]

Masters in Social Work in North America 2017. 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... [-]

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Drama Therapy

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA San Francisco

The CIIS Drama Therapy program is one of only three 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. [+]

MA in Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Drama Therapy Freedom and possibility are two key words that begin to describe the essence of drama therapy. Life is finite; there are only so many experiences we can have. But in drama, the opportunities and options are endless, enabling us to dive more deeply into the richness of life. And when the dramas are authentic and "real," they have the power to affect, and even alter, our real lives profoundly. For the past thirty years, we have been investigating how therapeutically adapted dramatic processes work over time to heal wounds, facilitate lasting change, and help people reach their highest potential. -Renée Emunah, Program Founder/Director The program allowed me to tap into the limitless storehouse of compassion, imagination, play, and resiliency inside of me and helped me channel all that into my fullest potential as a therapist and human being. It was an all-encompassing and transformative experience. As a storyteller, scholar, and now clinician, the impacts of the Drama Therapy program at CIIS will continue to serve me professionally and reverberate through me and those with whom I come into contact. -Aileen Cho, Program Alumna, MA (2012) One of my most life changing experiences! The Drama Therapy program at CIIS gave me the personal and clinical resources I needed to become a skilled therapist, while remaining in touch with my artist self. -Dorothy Lemoult, Program Alumna, MA (2011) The CIIS Drama Therapy program is one of only three master's programs in the... [-]

MSW in Social Work

Northeastern Illinois University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years September 2017 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 in the community in which the program is located. [+]

Masters in Social Work in North America 2017. 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. The student with a bachelor’s degree in social work can enter the program at the advanced level and the advanced standing degree program is designed for these students. Master in Social Work Concentrations The MSW program has two concentrations: The micro concentration, Practice with Vulnerable Populations. The macro concentration, Leadership and Change. Within each concentration are specializations, and currently there is one specialization for each concentration. There is an expectation for more specializations as the master’s degree program grows in the future. The current specialization in the micro concentration, Practice with Vulnerable Populations, is Practice with Children and Families, and for the macro concentration, Leadership and Change, the specialization, is Advocacy and Change. Program... [-]

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 Family Studies

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)
Campus or Online Full time January 2018 Australia Newcastle

The Master of Family Studies draws on the research and practice expertise of the University’s internationally renowned Family Action Centre, Discipline of Family Studies, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine. As a Centre engaged in the provision of family programs, research and policy advocacy, the Family Action Centre is well positioned to provide theoretical and practical education that will equip graduates for leading roles in family work positions or for the application of Family Studies in other professional roles in fields where understandings of families are important. [+]

Masters in Social Work in North America 2017. The University of Newcastle’s Master of Family Studies is a newly developed program designed for students looking to advance their career opportunities in family study fields. The program has been designed to enhance your theoretical and practical knowledge in core areas including family studies and cultural diversity, equipping you with the necessary expertise to pursue leading roles in family work based positions. The Master of Family Studies can be either structured as a general program or with a specialisation in one of the following areas: Intensive Family Practice International Family Studies Working with Men and Fathers As a graduate, you will be qualified to effectively support families in areas such as intensive family support and counselling, working with men and fathers, disability and drug and alcohol abuse. Skilled and highly educated workers in these areas of expertise are essential. The Master of Family Studies will prepare you with these skills, ensuring you are equipped to deal with the complex issues that arise in varied cultural, social and political contexts. Our advanced online and blended delivery learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. Is it for you? Are you looking for a career that enables you to make a real difference in people’s lives? Do you have a bachelor degree in a related field? The Master of Family Studies could be the advanced program that gives your career the meaning you’ve... [-]

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... [-]

MSED in Instructional Technology

Duquesne University
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2017 USA Pittsburgh + 1 more

The Instructional Technology Program resides in the Department of Instruction and Leadership in Education and includes a IT Specialist Certificate Program, a Masters of Science in Education and the Doctoral Program in Instructional Technology. Most of the courses are offered in an on-line format. [+]

Masters in Social Work in North America 2017. MSED in Instructional Technology The Instructional Technology Program resides in the Department of Instruction and Leadership in Education and includes a IT Specialist Certificate Program, a Masters of Science in Education and the Doctoral Program in Instructional Technology. Most of the courses are offered in an on-line format. The Masters of Science in Education in Instructional Technology provides participants with the necessary knowledge and hands-on experience to effectively integrate technology into their classroom and instruction. The Pennsylvania Instructional Technology Specialists Certification is awarded upon completion of the program. Instructional Technology prepares you to: Teach with technology in classrooms Teach online Support instructional technology as a technology coach Work with faculty in higher education to blend technology and teaching Teach in higher education after earning a doctoral degree Support faculty and administrators as a member of a center for technology services Become a corporate trainer [-]

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. [+]

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 and part-time students follow the same sequence of... [-]

Art Therapy & Counseling Master's Program

Eastern Virginia Medical School
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Norfolk

The EVMS Graduate Art Therapy and Counseling Program is a rigorous academic program based in growth oriented and reflective classroom, studio, community and clinical experiences. [+]

Masters in Social Work in North America 2017. The EVMS Graduate Art Therapy and Counseling Program is a rigorous academic program based in growth oriented and reflective classroom, studio, community and clinical experiences. EVMS' program is unique in that it is part of a thriving medical and health professions campus, offering students opportunities for interpersonal collaboration that builds skills needed to be part of a multifaceted team of providers. We have been preparing world class art therapists who are culturally responsive, community-involved, ethical professionals with successful careers for over 40 years. Goals and Objectives Provide an innovative rigorous art therapy education which includes requisite education as needed for counseling licensure. Emphasize the understanding of various individual, group, and family theoretical approaches. Encourage students to develop an innovative, professional, ethical, and culturally responsive approach to art therapy. Promote clinical competence in assessment and treatment. Challenge students to speak and write professionally about art therapy. Develop competency in planning, conducting, and evaluating art therapy research. Enhance student self-awareness through personal art making and self-reflection. Foster skills in the therapeutic use of a broad range of art processes and materials. Accomplishment of our goals will serve the: Student, by fostering personal and professional discovery and development with the skills to become life-long learners. Client/patient, through student preparation to provide competent client/patient-centered primary and specialty care. Institution, by contributing to a seamless learning environment which fosters the development of competent and compassionate mental healthcare professionals. Community, by graduating professionals who understand the importance of... [-]

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) [+]

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 of social work practice is with children and... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Social Work in North America 2017. 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... [-]

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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Masters in Counseling and Psychology

Anna Maria College
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 USA Worcester

This program offers a diverse array of courses intended to prepare the student to function in a variety of mental health agencies. It is not intended for individuals whose career focus is educational counseling in school settings, nor does this program lead to licensure. [+]

Masters in Social Work in North America 2017. This program offers a diverse array of courses intended to prepare the student to function in a variety of mental health agencies. It is not intended for individuals whose career focus is educational counseling in school settings, nor does this program lead to licensure. Twelve courses of three (3) semester hours each are required for the degree. This includes courses in nine (9) required areas, three (3) elective courses from either education or psychology. A requirement will be waived only if the candidate has completed equivalent course work in that area. A written comprehensive examination is required at the completion of the program. Degree Requirements 12-course (36 credits) The 3-credit practicum, which is required, is part of the 12-course sequence. An overall grade-point average of 3.0 (B), with a minimum grade of 3.0 (B) in the practicum. If the student receives a grade of less than 3.0 (B) in the practicum, no graduate credit will be given, and the course must be repeated. The course may be repeated only once. Successful completion of written comprehensive examination. Comprehensive examinations are given in December, April, and July. [-]

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 in Counseling Psychology

Felician College
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2017 USA Lodi Rutherford New York + 3 more

The Master's degree in Counseling Psychology prepares students to become licensed mental health professionals, specifically as licensed counselors... [+]

Master in Counseling Psychology

 

The Master's degree in Counseling Psychology prepares students to become licensed mental health professionals, specifically as licensed counselors, with the ability to serve diverse populations within society. Through classroom learning and fieldwork, students will learn to identify patterns of behavior and articulate treatment plans for patients.However, developing critical and analytical thinking skills is only part what makes our graduates successful in this field. We also instill within our students our Franciscan values of a love of learning, a commitment to service, and respect for all. This empowers our graduates to bring a high level of professionalism, and humanity to the people and groups they serve.To meet the needs and time constraints of our students, this program can be completed on a full- or part-time basis. Evening courses are also available.... [-]