Master's Degree in Social Work in Illinois in USA
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A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.
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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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 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.