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.
Celebrate Social Work Month
March is Social Work Month. Learn what this year's theme, Social Work Breaks Barriers, means to members of the Rutgers School of Social Work community.
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
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
The School of Social Work’s initiative for Inclusion, Intersectionality, Diversity, Equity and Advancement (IIDEA), along with the IIDEA Committee, was established in fall 2020 as part of the School’s strategic plan, Toward a More Just Future.
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.
To share our mission and vision with campus and community members, the School of Social Work commissioned a public art project in collaboration with Mason Gross School of the Arts. The project began last summer when a group of School of Social Work community members, which consisted of faculty and staff at all levels, convened to discuss a vision and plan for the project. Once established, the School worked to find a student artist to execute the project using their own creative lens. Ria Monga, a senior at Mason Gross School of the Arts, was chosen from a pool of candidates to design the project.
We recently had the opportunity to speak with Valentina Gil, a student in our MSW program, about her time at the School of Social Work and plans for the future.
We recently had the opportunity to speak with MSW student Rachel Stutzman, the first recipient of the School of Social Work's Lisa Oberle Memorial Scholarship.
Toward a More Just Future
Toward a More Just Future: A Five-Year Strategic Plan envisions a future for our country and our world that is grounded in justice. We commit to leading for justice, through a focus on innovation, excellence, collaboration and community. Deeply grounded in inclusion, intersectionality, diversity, equity and advancement, our plan focuses on core elements of our mission as a leading school of social work.