Masters in Social Work (MSW)

Masters in Social Work (MSW)

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  • Flexible scheduling;
  • Practice-based internship
  • Industry-driven curriculum
  • National Avg. Salary $65,550

Master of social work (MSW) degree from an accredited program offers more professional opportunities in direct practice and paves the way to becoming licensed as a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). Earning an MSW makes candidates more competitive in the job market, where they can pursue more lucrative positions and explore more opportunities for advancement.

An MSW typically takes 1-2 years to complete. Those who receive this advanced social work degree may work in the medical,mental health, and education fields, providing support as therapists, healthcare social workers, school social workers, and clinical social workers.

Obtaining an MSW can open the door to new and exciting career opportunities unavailable to those with only a bachelor's level education. Colleges and universities offer on-campus and online master's in social work programs.