Intensive Weekend MSW Program

To be eligible for admission to the Intensive Weekend Program, applicants must have at least one year of experience in the human services or related field and must currently work full time in a human services capacity, in addition to meeting the School of Social Work's admission requirements.


The Intensive Weekend MSW Program has locations in Southern, Central, and Northern New Jersey.

Classes are held in Mays Landing, Bordentown, Parsippany, and Jersey City.

  3-year program and Advanced Standing (applicants with a BSW) admissions available


Online application, transcripts, recommendation letters due:

  • Advanced Standing admissions:  February 1
  • General admissions:  March 1

Applicants who meet School of Social Work admission requirements and/or who are being considered for admission will be invited to submit an Application Supplement/Field Plan, due:

  • March 31 for Advanced Standing and
  • April 30 for General IW admissions.

The submission will be followed by an interview. 

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Rutgers School of Social Work’s Intensive Weekend MSW program is designed to enable students employed in the social service and other human service related fields to pursue their MSW while continuing to work full-time. Students can expect to complete their MSW education in 3 years. Students who possess an undergraduate degree in social work from an accredited baccalaureate program in social work can be considered for advanced standing admission and complete their degree in approximately 2 years.  Both advanced standing and 3-year students begin  the program in the fall.

The Intensive Weekend program offers a course of study that is year round and manageable for working students, with a course and field schedule that integrates well with busy professional and personal lives.  Students take classes with a cohort of students and develop a network of support and professional relationships that follows them into their future careers.  The opportunity to share professional experiences and process how what they learn in the classroom might apply in their particular field of practice is an essential part of the experience. 

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