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The benefits of a Masters extend beyond improving your earning potential. They can provide you with personal and professional skills to accelerate your development. They are also an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your peers, many of whom will have similar A-level and undergraduate qualifications.

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.

The United States of America is a large country in North America, often referred to as the "USA", the "US", the "United States", "America", or simply "the States". American colleges are funded by "tuition" charged to the student, which is often quite expensive, very commonly reaching into the tens of thousands of dollars per year.

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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. [+]

Best Masters in Social Work in USA 2017. 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... [-]

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

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. [+]

Best Masters in Social Work in USA 2017. 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.... [-]

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. [+]

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 Objective The objective of the specialization, Practice with... [-]

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 [+]

Best Masters in Social Work in USA 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 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

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.... [-]


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. [+]

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

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) [+]

Best Masters in Social Work in USA 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

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.... [-]


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

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 Education (M.Ed.) in School Counseling

Alabama State University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Montgomery

It is assumed that a candidate for the Master of Science degree has made a commitment to the scholarly study of education and to teaching as a career. Secondary education programs include courses in professional education, the teaching fields, and general education. [+]

It is assumed that a candidate for the Master of Science degree has made a commitment to the scholarly study of education and to teaching as a career. Secondary education programs include courses in professional education, the teaching fields, and general education. Candidates should apply to the College of Education for acceptance to a teacher education program no later than the fourth semester of their enrollment at Alabama State University. Upon acceptance to a program, an adviser in Secondary Education will be assigned to assist in designing an acceptable program. The adviser in the College of Education will coordinate the advisement process with the adviser in the teaching fields. Candidates seeking certification in other states should seek advisement from the Certification Officer in the College of Education. Curriculum Instructional Support Area (30 hours) COU 501 Introduction to Counseling (3) COU 502 Theory and Techniques of Individual Counseling (3) COU 503 Career Development (3) COU 509 The Helping Relationship (3) COU 523 Organization and Administration of the Guidance Program (3) COU 524 Introduction to Group Counseling (3) COU 526 Psychological Testing (3) COU 505 Pre-practicum in Counseling (3) COU 506 Practicum in Counseling (3) COU 528 Internship in Counseling (3) Research in Education (3 hours) EDU 512 Educational Research (3) Foundations of Professional Studies and Other Supporting Disciplines (12-15 hours) SED 500 The Exceptional Student (3) COU 507 Counseling Diverse Populations (3) COU 530 Family Counseling (3) EDU 527 Human Development and Behavior (3) EDT 574 Computer-Based Instructional Technology (3) Elective... [-]

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. [+]

Best Masters in Social Work in USA 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 [-]