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By Melissa | July 16th, 2010

There are several online MSW programs available today that are sanctioned by the appropriate accrediting agency, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The challenge with an online MSW is similar to that posed by a nursing program: both fields of study require extensive internship activity in local institutions. With
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By Melissa | July 16th, 2010

The Master of Social Work degree is one of the most popular second career options out there today for people who are interested in switching careers and have an interest in social services. It is a two year program that leads to a terminal degree, making the graduate eligible for
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By Melissa | July 9th, 2010

MSW Schools According to the national accrediting body Council on Social Work Education there were 201 graduate programs in social work available in American colleges and universities as of June 2010. There are certain academic standards that all of these programs adhere to in terms of course requirements and the minimum
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By Melissa | July 9th, 2010

MSW Jobs The two issues every MSW graduate faces are the type of job and the location of the job. Social workers may find themselves in a remarkable variety of settings. There are clinical social workers practicing in schools, hospitals, child welfare agencies, juvenile court and other locations within the criminal
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By Melissa | July 9th, 2010

MSW School Rankings US News and World Report magazine conducts an annual survey of the nations colleges and universities, issuing ranking and ratings for various types of universities and for many of the major graduate programs. Their ranking for the top ten schools of social work is provided below along with
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By Melissa | July 9th, 2010

MSW Requirements You can enter a Master of Social Work program with a bachelors degree in virtually any field. The degree usually takes two years of classroom work along with at least 900 hours of internship work, also called field work. MSW workers who engage in counseling or similar activities must
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By Melissa | July 9th, 2010

MSW Salaries Social work is not a career destined for wealth and creature comforts. The social work jobs are probably with government agencies because they have more permanence and for the most part, still have good benefits. Working in a non-profit agency is often a year-to-year uncertainty as funding
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By Melissa | April 16th, 2010

Its difficult to define the best field work positions for an MSW degree candidate because there is such a diverse selection of options from school to school, state to state. The best field work job for any given student is probably that which most closely matches his or her interests
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By Melissa | March 16th, 2010

The history of substance abuse counseling is unique, in that successful substance abuse programs have often been established by recovering addicts or alcoholics without elaborate educational credentials. Such programs are often staffed by people in recovery who do not have a lot of formal training other than the years of
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