Rutgers offers the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with a social work major through the School of Social Work and the Camden College of Arts and Sciences and the New Brunswick School of Arts and Sciences.
Rutgers School of Social Work
Rutgers School of Social Work's MSW program is offered in a variety of formats including traditional on-campus, 100% online, blended online, and intensive weekend. Additional program features include dual degree, certificate, and designated emphasis programs.
Our DSW program fosters social work leaders poised to address complex practice issues using critical perspectives.
Offered in conjunction with Rutgers Graduate School-New Brunswick, the Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work (Ph.D.) prepares students for careers as faculty, research scientists, policy analysts, and leaders in the field of social welfare.
Rutgers School of Social Work's Continuing Education provides dynamic webinars, certificate programs, and customized training for professionals in New Jersey, New York and beyond.
Professional Credit Courses are non-degree, graduate-level courses offered through Rutgers School of Social Work.
By the Numbers
and #16 Ranked Best MSW Program (U.S. News & World Report)
Working in critical areas of social work research and professional practice
Enrolled in our four core academic programs
Effecting change in the field of social work and beyond
Giving students first-hand experience
Rutgers School of Social Work hosts a variety of events throughout the year for students and members of our greater community. From lectures and workshops to ceremonies and conferences, browse our full calendar to see what's happening at the SSW and beyond.
Researchers have long suspected that neighborhoods can be a source of risk or protection for child well-being. A new Rutgers study supports this assumption and finds that when parents feel higher levels of stress or hopelessness about their surroundings, they may have a more difficult time caring for their children. “To get the best outcomes for kids and to elicit the best parenting, families need a safe, stable, stimulating environment, both at home and in the surrounding community,” said Katherine Marcal, an assistant professor at the Rutgers School of Social Work and coauthor of the study published in the journal Child Abuse & Neglect.
Jamey Lister, PhD, MSW is an Associate Professor at Rutgers School of Social Work. He explains the importance of observing National Recovery Month and how social workers and allied professionals can support individuals affected by substance use beyond this month.