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A social worker can wear many hats during the course of a career. Depending upon the agency where they toil, social workers provide psychological counseling; they help people obtain community resources, training, and jobs; and they provide direct assistance with transportation, housing, and financial planning.

A social work job requires professional college preparation or training, along with a devotion to help others, a strong tolerance for red tape, and a commitment to achieve the public good.

The common minimum requirement for entry to a social work job is the completion of an undergraduate degree in social work, however many undergrads with psychology or sociology majors find work at city, county, and state social agencies.

Social workers with graduate degrees in the field can take administrative and management positions with agencies or non-profit organizations. Some run support groups, arrange foster homes or adoptions, address family planning issues, work in food programs, and administer public welfare agencies.



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Bachelor of Science: Social Work
  • Liberty University provides a worldclass education from a christ-centered worldview
  • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels
  • No standardized testing if student meets admission requirements
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
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Doctor of Social Work (DSW)
  • The University of Southern California Doctor of Social Work (DSW) online program is designed for experienced practitioners to harness innovative solutions to solve real-world problems.
  • Unlike a PhD in social work, which prepares scholars for careers in research and the professoriate, the DSW@USC is an online advanced practice degree program for working professionals who want to have a greater impact in their practice.
  • Earn a DSW from the top-ranked USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work in just 24 months.
  • Complete two in-person residencies and a capstone project that proposes a solution to one of the 12 Grand Challenges for social work.
  • Lead public discourse about key social issues and design services that help vulnerable populations.
  • Advance your practice through innovative coursework and online classes taught by distinguished USC faculty.
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Master of Social Work
  • USC’s online Master of Social Work program prepares students to change lives in their community without attending classes on campus. GRE scores are not required for admission, and students with a Bachelor of Social Work can earn their degree in as few as 12 months.
  • The application deadline for USC’s online MSW program is approaching. Students are prepared to change lives in their community without relocating to California. GRE scores are not required, and the program can be completed in as few as 12 months with a Bachelor of Social Work.
  • The online Master of Social Work program from USC prepares students to change lives in their community without relocating. Aspiring social workers can earn their degree in as little as one year with a Bachelor of Social Work. GRE scores are not required for admission.
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Master of Social Work - Community Specialization
  • SJU provides a rigorous, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts
  • A Jesuit school with 8,415 students in all programs for 2016 grads &undergrads
  • Institutionally Accredited by the MSCHE and the AACSB (Haub School of Business)
  • 96% of 2016 graduates employed, pursuing graduate study or volunteering full time
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Masters of Social Work

Why Choose Widener University?

At Widener University, we proudly cultivate challenging and culturally diverse learning environments where academics, leadership, and service come first. Our curricula are connected to societal issues and challenge students to take social responsibility for their role in today's global society.

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Master of Social Work - Macro

Why is Boston University ranked #39 in national universities by U.S. News & World Report for 2017? And what is the catalyst that prompts 33,106 students to call BU their home every semester? It's in our DNA: an inherent desire in each of our students, faculty, and staff to vigorously and dauntlessly pursue knowledge—and embrace the unlimited possibilities that come with it. Founded in 1839, Boston University is one of America's largest and most respected private research universities. It offers a unique combination of academic excellence and social relevance for its more than 33,000 students from 135 different countries. 

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Master of Social Work

Winthrop University is a public, comprehensive university located just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, in Rock Hill, South Carolina, with a rich tradition spanning more than 130 years.

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M.S. in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Childhood and Adolescence Disorders
  • Want to explore human action and interaction? A psychology degree from GCU may be for you!
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  • Examine how personality and cognitive thinking is formed, developed and influenced.
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BA in Health and Human Services
  • Earn your degree online from Ashford University!
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Bachelor of Arts in Human Services
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  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
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