FAQ: What is the difference between full-time and part-time MSW programs?

Answer: The primary difference between full-time and part-time Master of Social Work (MSW) programs is the number of credits students take per term, and therefore how long it takes them to finish their degree. Degree requirements, in terms of both the number of credit hours and field education hours required to graduate, are the same […]

FAQ: How long does it take to earn an MSW degree?

Answer: The length of an MSW program depends on two key factors–whether it is a traditional MSW program or an advanced standing MSW program, and whether the student pursues a full-time or a part-time course of study. In general, a traditional MSW program takes about 2 years of full-time study and 3 years of part-time […]

FAQ: What is an advanced generalist MSW program?

Answer: Advanced generalist MSW programs provide students with the academic training to both work with clients in need of direct/clinical social work services, and analyze and address the larger social, political, and environmental causes of social injustice. These programs are generally ideal for students who wish to receive academic preparation in both micro- and macro-level […]

FAQ: Are there any MSW programs with a specialization in Forensic Social Work?

Answer: Yes, there are MSW programs that can prepare students to work in forensic social work (also known as criminal justice social work). There are MSW programs with specializations in forensic social work, as well as MSW programs that offer an additional certificate program in forensic social work for their students. MSW programs in criminal […]

FAQ: What is the difference between a traditional MSW program and an advanced standing MSW program?

Answer: Traditional MSW programs are generally structured to require two years of full-time study: one foundational year during which students learn essential principles and methods of social work practice and research, and one specialized year wherein students take classes that are tailored to their desired area of work post-graduation. Advanced standing programs, which require applicants […]