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Professional Credit Courses


Professional Credit Courses (PCC) are non-degree, graduate-level courses offered through Rutgers School of Social Work. If you have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, you may apply online to the PCC program and select the Social Work – Professional Credit (non-degree) as your program option.

We offer five 3-credit core classes each semester in the fall, spring, and summer, as well as a general elective class in the fall and spring semesters. These courses are equivalent to those offered during the first year of all our MSW degree programs. While courses are not offered on campus, our PCC classes do meet at locations within walking distance of Rutgers campuses in New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden, as well as in Parsippany. All core classes are also offered online.

These courses provide an excellent opportunity for you to explore graduate-level classes in the field without committing to a degree program. They also enable you to strengthen your application portfolio should you decide to apply to one of our MSW degree programs.

If you are accepted to one of our MSW degree programs, you may apply up to 18 PCC credits, including one general elective, towards your MSW degree.  Please know that taking Professional Credit Courses in no way guarantees you acceptance into a MSW degree program.

For information on the application process, deadlines, and other frequently asked questions, click here.

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