MSW Certificate Programs
Rutgers School of Social Work offers MSW Certificates of Specialization in four critically important areas:
Benefits of the certificate programs include:
- Receipt of a paper certificate and designation of specialization on academic transcripts upon graduating from the MSW program.
- Eligibility for scholarships offered only to certificate students.
- An enriched field placement and a focused package of coursework.
- Opportunities for mentorship through specialized academic advisors.
- An automatic network of peers and professionals with shared interests.
Certificates in Aging, Jewish Studies, and Violence Against Women and Children do not require additional credits beyond those required for the MSW degree. These certificate programs are open to students who select either of the MSW Concentrations - clinical social work or nonprofit and public management.
The Addiction Counselor Training (ACT) certificate program differs, in that it requires one additional 3-credit course, and it is open only to clinical concentration participants. However, ALL students who are accepted into the program and complete the requirements receive a scholarship of at least $3500, and participants earn most of the requirements toward the addictions counseling license - the LCADC.
For all certificates, students may apply to the program of their choice after they have been admitted to the Rutgers’ MSW program.