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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
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BA/Applied Behavioral Science
  • Coursework is designed to enhance students’ knowledge on a wide range of subjects, including history, culture, and art.
  • Educators focus on developing their students’ critical, creative thinking, and communication skills.
  • 100% online, flexible courses allow students to pursue their degree on their own schedule.
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Master of Social Work
  • Online MSW program with local field education
  • Prepares students to pursue licensure, including LCSW
  • Accredited by the CSWE
  • No GRE scores required for admission
  • Full-time, part-time, and accelerated tracks
  • Minimum completion time: 15 months
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Online Master of Social Work
  • RC believes that true learning takes place in a setting that values the individual
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  • 44% of the Class of 2016 secured full-time professional employment at graduation
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Doctor of Social Work
  • CSWE-accredited MSW program
  • Offered by USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, a top-ranked graduate school by U.S. News & World Report (2018)
  • Features virtual and in-person field education in or near students’ own communities
  • Provides a choice of three departments of study: adult mental health, children and families, or social change and innovation
  • Offers an Advanced Standing track for BSW holders, which can be completed in as little as one year
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Master of Public Administration with an Emphasis in Government and Policy
  • Want to explore human action and interaction? A psychology degree from GCU may be for you!
  • Bachelor's and master's degrees offered conveniently online and on campus to fit your needs.
  • Choose from a variety of program focuses at the bachelor's or master's level.
  • Examine how personality and cognitive thinking is formed, developed and influenced.
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M.S. in Human Services - Non-Profit Management
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Founded in 1890, it has a campus in Waterbury, CT and offers online degree program in eight-week modules, six times a year.
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MSHUS - Organizational and Social Services

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BS - Human Services
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