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Master of Social Work (MSW)

The Masters 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 concentrations 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 field education opportunities in the nation, with students place in approximately 1,000 in field agencies throughout the state of New Jersey and nation-wide in the last three years.

We offer the MSW program in multiple formats.

  • The on-campus program is offered on a full-time and part-time basis on the New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden campuses.
  • Two online versions of the MSW are available; a 100% online program and a blended program that combines on-line and traditional classrooms.
  • Our Intensive Weekend program meets the needs of human service professionals looking to pursue their MSW.

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).

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