Intensive Weekend MSW Program

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.

The Intensive Weekend program offers a course of study that is year round and suited to the needs of working professionals. Students take one course at a time and are in class one weekend each month. Courses are consecutive and each course consists of two sets of weekend meetings, supported by online activity in the interim weeks. Students participate in field education, generally at their place of employment, 1-2 days each week.

Programs may vary according to location and availability, so please be sure to review program options carefully.


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

Qualified applicants will be invited to submit Supplementary Materials due:

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

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