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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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Albany State University

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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Albany
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
Campus
Savannah State University

Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, Savannah State University's Master of Social Work (MSW) program is an administrative track that prepares students to b ... [+]

Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, Savannah State University's Master of Social Work (MSW) program is an administrative track that prepares students to become architects for social change. Over the course of their degree, students learn public policy and study crisis intervention in a rich educational tradition that is rooted in social justice and social change.

To accommodate a wide range of talented students and working professionals seeking an MSW degree, SSU offers two distinct degree paths: a clinical social work concentration and a social administration concentration.

New Georgia Licensure Rule (Board Rule 135-12 Testing and Assessments)

According to the New Georgia Licensure rule {135-12-.02(2)}, individual seeking licensure or renewal must complete a "graduate level course, such as psychopathology, DSM or other course with similar content, by a regionally accredited university or an organized training program recognized and/or approved by the Board in mental disorders and diagnosing mental disorders consisting of a minimum of three semester hours or five quarter hours (forty-five clock hours) may satisfy this requirement."... [-]

USA Savannah
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Plymouth State University

The MEd in School Counseling is designed to prepare students to function as K–12 Certified Professional School Counselors. This program is approved by the New Hampshire D ... [+]

The MEd in School Counseling is designed to prepare students to function as K–12 Certified Professional School Counselors. This program is approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education and leads to New Hampshire certification in school (guidance) counseling. PSU’s school counseling program is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). It is the only school counseling program in New Hampshire to hold this prestigious accreditation. Students should note that there are significant post-degree requirements to undertake prior to being licensed.

School Counseling Program Outcome Report Key-Findings-from-2016-2017-Data-Review ... [-]
USA Plymouth
September 2019
Campus
Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School

The program will prepare students for advanced social work training/academic leadership in the areas of Forensics, Gerontology, Behavioral and Mental Health. The program ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Montgomery
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 4 years
Campus
The King's University

This degree seeks to Prepare students to ethically counsel individuals, couples, and families from a systemic perspective; Equip students with self-awareness, global-awar ... [+]

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. ... [-]
USA Southlake
September 2019
Full-time
60 hours
Campus
University of St. Francis

USF’s MSW program is designed for working professionals because it offers convenient Friday/Saturday, classes. Full-time students attending classes on Fridays and Saturda ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Joliet
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Anna Maria College

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 whos ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Worcester
September 2019
Full-time
3 semesters
Campus
Eastern Virginia Medical School

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

The EVMS Graduate Art Therapy and Counseling Program is a rigorous academic program based in the 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. ... [-]
USA Norfolk
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Kean University

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. ... [+]

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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USA New York Union
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Kean University

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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA New York Union
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
edX

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

Earn a MicroMasters® program credential 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 valuable MicroMasters program experience and take advantage of a great opportunity to be accepted into the #1 ranked social work Master's degree program for a fraction of the cost.... [-]

USA Cambridge
March 2019
Full-time
Part-time
30 - 48 weeks
Online
George Mason University Online

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 ... [+]

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 ... [-]
USA Fairfax
Open Enrollment
Part-time
36 months
Online
Northeastern Illinois University

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 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.... [-]

USA Chicago Grayslake
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 4 years
Campus
IPSL Institute for Global Learning

Through IPSL’s independently designed and curated reflections seminars, “Community Organizing and Social Activism (COSA), “ students receive a foundation of the history a ... [+]

*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.... [-]

USA Portland Peru Cusco Colombia Medellín Cartagena Vietnam Hanoi Tanzania Arusha Greece Thessaloniki Samothraki  + 10 More
May 2019
Full-time
13 months
Online & Campus Combined
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Online

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 ... [+]

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. ... [-]
USA Winona
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Online