Master of Social Work

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The Master of Social Work (MSW) degree provides a high-quality education through academic preparation for graduates to engage in independent, advanced social work practice to address local, regional, and national workforce needs directed toward individual, social, and community improvement. 

The program is a hybrid one-day a week program. Individuals who possess a BSW from a CSWE accredited social work program can apply for the One-Year Advanced Standing program where they can complete their MSW with 39 total hours versus the 60 that are required for the two-year degree.

Potential Careers

  • Veterans Administration
  • Hospital Social Work
  • Mental Health Social Work
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Agency Administration
  • Correctional Social Worker
  • Military Social Work
  • Child Welfare Worker
  • Adoption Worker
  • Juvenile Justice Worker
  • Advocacy worker
  • Long-term Care Worker/Administrator
  • Crisis Counselor
  • Life Coach
  • Politics, and
  • Many More

Median Annual Salary

The average Master's level salary in the United States is $67,700 as of June 28, 2022, but the range typically falls between $61,238 and $74,688.

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Additional Facts

According to SAMSHA, social workers are the largest group pf mental health providers in the United States. The U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs is one of the largest employers of MSW's in the country. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Social Work is on of the fastest growing professions.