Traditional On-Campus MSW Program
The traditional, on-campus Master of Social Work (MSW) is ideal for many students. With a critical field education experience and the ability to focus your degree in areas you care about, this program option prepares you to make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable members of society without missing out on Rutgers’ in-person campus culture.
Rutgers’ traditional, on-campus MSW gives students the flexibility to choose from a schedule of daytime classes and a full complement of evening classes, and is offered at all three Rutgers locations: New Brunswick, Camden, and Newark. Additionally, a selection of online and synchronous remote courses are available for students choosing the on-campus option.
MSW Program Information
If you are a full-time student, you can complete the on-campus program within two years. If you study part time, you can complete the program in three or four years.
Including the invaluable field education component and courses in your specialization and area of emphasis, the on-campus Master of Social Work program requires 60 credits.
Field Education Component
Rutgers’ Master of Social Work programs provide robust field education opportunities. Students are placed with one of approximately 1,000 field agencies throughout the state of New Jersey and beyond.
Supervised by experienced field instructors, students in the MSW field practicums work alongside professional social workers to acquire core competencies and bolster their resume on the path to licensure, professional development, or further education.
Our career-oriented specializations prepare MSW students for the challenges of today’s clinical settings or human services environments. In the second half of the on-campus program, you’ll select one of the following specializations:
- Clinical Social Work
- Management and Policy
If you hold a baccalaureate degree from an undergraduate program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education in the United States or Canada, you may apply for the Advanced Standing on-campus MSW program. With Advanced Standing, you can complete your MSW in just one year following successful completion of any additional courses required to fulfill the professional foundation.