FAQ: Are there any MSW programs in School Social Work?

Answer: Yes, there are 69 schools of social work that offer MSW programs with a specialization in school social work. Of these schools, 14 offer online MSW programs in school social work. For students who want to earn their MSW in school social work, licensure/certification is a key consideration, as school social work licensure is […]

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 in Geriatric Social Work?

Answer: Yes, there are currently 60 campus-based MSW programs and 11 online programs with specializations or sub-specializations in geriatric social work. These programs typically focus on the mental, emotional, sociocultural, and financial challenges that elderly adults may face, and how social workers can support their elderly clients through these challenges. Students of these programs generally […]

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

Answer: Yes, there are currently 12 schools that offer MSW programs with formal specializations in forensic social work (also known as criminal justice social work). Of these 12 schools, 11 offer campus-based MSW programs in forensic social work, and three offer online programs. There are MSW programs with specializations in forensic social work, as well […]

FAQ: Are there any MSW programs in Military Social Work?

Answer: Yes, there are 18 schools of social work that offer a total of 17 campus-based MSW programs and four online MSW programs with a specialization in military social work. Relative to MSW specializations such as advanced generalist and clinical social work, MSW programs in military social work are less common. However, there are also […]

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 […]