The Intensive Weekend (IW) program is the only MSW program at Rutgers and in the State of New Jersey specifically designed for employed students with an experiential background in the human services and related fields.
The IW program combines an emphasis on in-person teaching and learning with the convenience of hybrid education and a manageable field schedule. The curriculum combines a clinical specialization with coursework in supervisory and management practice to provide students with a strong clinical foundation and the skills needed for future leadership in their respective fields.
September is the start date for this year-round, three-term program. All students, including students admitted with Advanced Standing who have an undergraduate degree in social work, begin their studies in the fall semester.
MSW Education conceived for the working professional
Classes meet one weekend a month, supported in the interim weeks by online activities and assignments.*
- In-person classes provide dynamic opportunities to process theory and its application to practice, critical for experienced practitioners.
- Asynchronous online components permit students to prepare material in accordance with their schedules and a synchronous online class each month facilitates communication among students and their instructor.
- Sequential courses permit students to focus on one subject matter at a time.
Cohorts provide a supportive educational environment, opportunities to learn from similarly employed students across a variety of fields and build a network of professional relationships that extends into their future careers.