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Five Masters in Social Work Schools

Five Master of Social Work Schools

Our list of the top five schools for the MSW degree is selected from schools that are recognized for their MSW programs and from schools that also have excellent schools of social work but do not receive the recognition because they are not national universities. Schools that do not award doctorates are categorized as "regional" schools and ranked as such. That does not mean the master's level social work training is not among the best. Some of the finest social work programs are those that are the oldest, and were founded in response to a clear need in the area. Some of these programs are in urban centers, some not. The important issues in selecting a MSW program, whether online or on campus, are whether or not it will meet the licensing qualifications in the state where you intend to launch your social work career.

1. Boston University has two principal tracks for the MSW program. Clinical Social Work focuses on individuals, families and groups, and on counseling services that are associated with social work activity. Macro Social Work has a curriculum that focuses on community organization, human services development, and social services planning & policy. There are specialization options in Group Work and in Gerontology as well as several certificates in specialty fields.

2. University of New England offers an online and on campus MSW program that is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the authorized accrediting agency for graduate social work programs. The advanced track degree is for students who have completed a bachelor's degree in social work. The traditional track is for students who hold a bachelor's degree in another field or who have been out of school for a number of years. The areas of concentration available for this MSW are Individual, Family & Group Practice (IFG), and Organizational & Community Practice (OCP).

3. Marywood University School of Social Work is the leading provider of social workers in the Northeast Pennsylvania area. Clearly the school meets the State of Pennsylvania licensure requirements. Classes for this program are offered on four different campuses in the state: De Sales University, Bloomsburg University, Alvernia College, and Marywood. The two areas of concentration designed into this program are Social Work Practice with Client Systems, and Administration in Social Work.

4. University of Cincinnati School of Social work offers the MSW in two academic formats: for Social Welfare Administration and for Direct Practice. The administration option prepares students for managing social services agencies, programs and non-profit organizations. The Direct Practice option has three areas of specialization: Child & Family Services, Health & Gerontology, and Mental Health. There is also a School Social Worker program accredited by the State of Ohio that is conducted in collaboration with the School of Education.

5. Post University is a small liberal arts school located in Waterbury CT that was founded in 1890. The school offers a Master of Human Services degree on the campus or through an online program. It is a 37 credit hour program that can be completed in eighteen months. Areas of specialization for this degree include Human Service Program Administration, Clinical Counseling in Organizational Settings, and Alcohol & Drug Counseling. Courses are offered in eight week modules.

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