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MSW Programs

By Admin | September 15th, 2011

The University of Southern California School of Social Work is breaking new ground for a traditional private university with its online Master of Social Work (MSW) which launched in the fall semester of 2010. An important component of any MSW program is the field work, which is a term for
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By Admin | August 3rd, 2011

If youre thinking about getting your social work degree online, its important to know what schools offer what youre looking for. You can attend class from home, and you dont have to move to study through a faraway school. Plus, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the social work
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By Admin | April 25th, 2011

If you were in a room with everyone else who is applying for a Masters in Social Work (MSW) program besides yourself, you would quickly find that there is no particular academic thread that you share. Certainly there will be some applicants with a bachelors in social work, but more
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By Admin | April 25th, 2011

Many schools of social work offer Advanced Standing entry into the graduate program for MSW applicants who have completed a bachelors degree in social work. The major undergraduate prerequisite is that the bachelors degree be from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program. In most cases an Advanced
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By Admin | April 25th, 2011

As with all graduate schools, the MSW programs that require a GRE have a range of standards and thats all they are, is a standard or minimum test score that they would like to see from their applicants. However almost all schools of social work will declare in their
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By Admin | April 25th, 2011

The acceptance rate for MSW programs is nowhere near as predictable as might be found in other popular graduate programs like the MBA. A study done in 2009 shows that acceptance rates show no particular correspondence with the rankings most often cited for U.S university graduate programs; those published every
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By Admin | January 8th, 2011

Graduate Programs in Social Work There are three schools within Walden University that offer degrees in social services and social work. The School of Counseling & Social Service, the School of Psychology, and the School of Public Policy & Administration all have relevant graduate programs, depending upon your area of
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By Admin | December 29th, 2010

Graduate Degrees in Social Work Capella University offers several degrees in social work. Traditional Master of Social Work (MSW) programs offer areas of specialization in various service segments of social work. Some of the more popular choices are counseling, non-profit management and organizational leadership. Capella has several degrees that provide targeted
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By Admin | December 3rd, 2010

What is a Masters in Social Work A Master of Social Work (MSW) degree is the academic standard for people who have a strong desire to work in social services and who wish to have professional access to the full range of career opportunities social work affords. There are a number
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By Admin | December 1st, 2010

According to Avert, an HIV/AIDS charity, there were over 30 million adults living with AIDS in 2009. Approximately 2 million people were newly infected with the disease and a whopping 14 million children were orphaned because their parents died from it. Although the disease is a
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By Melissa | September 6th, 2010

Craig Stanley, Faculty Administrator & Director of the MSW Program at Florida State University joins us today to discuss distance education. 1. Tell us about the online Masters in Social Work (MSW) programs offered at Florida State University. The Online MSW at Florida State University offers students the opportunity to earn a
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By Melissa | August 24th, 2010

MSW Concentrations The Master of Social Work degree typically takes two years of full time study to complete. A major part of the academic program for any MSW area of concentration is field placement: working in a social services agency or institution as an on-the-job training experience, learning the finer points
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By Melissa | August 23rd, 2010

Over the past couple of years, the information resources available to potential and current graduate students have exploded. Not only are able to quickly and easily search for information about schools and programs on the internet, you can also connect with current Masters in Social Work students at various schools
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By Admin | August 20th, 2010

Out of the thousands who have contributed to the field of social work, a few stand above the rest as pioneers of particular areas of the field, great Samaritans, and important scholars. Here are the top twenty picks for the most famous, influential, and important social workers of modern times. Richard
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By Admin | August 14th, 2010

MSW Field Placement An extraordinary amount of time spent in the completion of a Master of Social Work program is spent doing field work. Students are placed in one or more usually several functioning social work environments in order to observe social work professionals at work and learn from
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By Admin | August 14th, 2010

MSW Scholarship Opportunities The scholarship options for graduate students are very different from those available to undergraduates. There are fewer of them, certainly, but universities are more likely to offer financial support at the graduate level. There are many MSW programs that provide a break on tuition or partial
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By Admin | August 14th, 2010

MSW Tuition The cost of obtaining an MSW is no minor issue, but there are a number of factors that can mitigate the cost of a graduate program in social work based on the school you select. Graduate programs at well endowed universities are usually more supportive of students than is
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By Admin | July 28th, 2010

Social work is a highly specialized field that comes with a specific set of qualifications, rewards and obstacles. If you are a current social worker or looking to pursue one of many graduate levelMSW programs, here you will find incredible resources regarding policy and regulations as well as personal accounts
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By Admin | July 28th, 2010

Social work is a field of professionals which relies heavily on research and collaborative efforts to provide the latest and most effective treatment options for patients. Browse through the list of essential periodicals and journals here to keep up-to-date on the most current developments in the world of social workers.
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By Melissa | July 16th, 2010

A Master of Social Work degree is designed for on-the-job training. Every person or group or institution that a professional social worker encounters is going to have a unique set of problems to resolve. No two cases are alike and the only way to learn how to apply a set
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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 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 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 Admin | June 21st, 2010


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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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