The Master of Social Work (MSW) program at Rutgers University School of Social Work is one of the best social work graduate programs in the nation, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. Our outstanding faculty are comprised of nationally-recognized researchers who work alongside leaders in clinical social work and non-profit and public administration. Students choose a specialization in Clinical Social Work or Management and Policy as well as numerous options for certificate programs, areas of emphases and global study. Our MSW program offers some of the most robust practicum learning opportunities in the nation, with student placement in approximately 1,000 practicum learning agencies throughout the state of New Jersey and nation-wide.
We offer the MSW program in multiple formats.
All of these programs offer an advanced standing option for students who have earned a baccalaureate degree in social work from an undergraduate social work program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
During their first year of study, MSW students take the direct practice immersion sequence, a series of two courses that lays the foundation upon which their entire social work education will be built. The sequence is grounded in social justice-oriented direct practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Learn more about the sequence and how it is preparing the next generation of social work professionals through hands-on and reflective learning opportunities. This immersion sequence is only available in our traditional on-campus program. We are working to incorporate into our other MSW programs.