Social Work Schools, Colleges, Universities

The minimum qualification required to pursue a social work career is a bachelor’s degree in social work (BSW) or any other subjects like psychology, sociology etc.  Though this is the basic requirement, a master’s degree in social work (MSW) is desirable for many positions.   Higher-degree programs generally include internships as well as supervised field training which can prove to be advantageous while job searching.

If you are looking at a teaching or research position in social work, then you would be required to do a doctorate in social work (DSW or Ph.D.).

While the bachelor’s degree gives you a foothold into the field of social work, a master’s degree can help you get supervisory jobs.  For clinical social work, a master’s is a mandatory qualification.  So, educational requirements can vary, with the choice of your field of social work.  These degree programs offer practical training along with classroom study.

Many schools, colleges and universities offer social work degrees.  However, it is important to select the courses and institutions accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. With more people looking at social work careers, many social work collegeshelp you to qualify for them.

Some of the top institutions offering social work education are:

University of Phoenix

Walden University

Capella University

Ashford University

Goodwin College

Some universities like Strayer University Online offer Certificate Programs as well as online degrees. is a reliable source of information for helping you to find ways to finance your education.  A number of scholarships, grants and ‘loan forgiveness’ options are available for students who are looking for financial aid.

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  1. Azher says:

    Hey my fiyanceee clear her final exam of BSW wl u plz tell me how to grow her career path

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