List of Top Colleges with Master of Social Work Degrees
Social work graduate students usually choose a concentration, such as children and families, seniors and metal health. A Master of Social Work (MSW) or Master of Science (M.S.) in Social Work is usually required for a career in larger governmental and community agencies, including employment in schools, hospitals and clinical facilities.
Top Master's Degree Programs in Social Work
1. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Over 58,000 students are enrolled in the University of Michigan's three campuses throughout the state. The well-recognized flagship campus at Ann Arbor was named the fourth best public university in the nation by U.S. News and World Report in 2010. In 2008, the magazine also named the university second in its ranking of the top graduate social work programs. Students in the Master of Social Work program specialize in a particular practice method and area of concentration. The required internship program places students in over 475 agencies, including correctional facilities, public schools, psychiatric centers and advocacy groups.
- Address: Ann Arbor, MI 48109
- Phone Number: (734) 764-1817
2. Columbia University in New York, NY
Founded in 1754, Columbia is a wellknown Ivy League school and the fifth oldest university in the U.S. It was seventh in a 2010 ranking of top national universities by U.S. News and World Report.
Columbia offers a Master of Science in Social Work, which may be completed in two years full time or up to four years part time. Students select a primary method of practice and area of practice. Practice areas include aging, family and youth, mental health and disabilities, and immigrant and refugee services. During the course of study, students are required to perform 600-1200 hours of fieldwork at social organizations and agencies. In 2009, U.S. News and World Report ranked Columbia the fourth best graduate school in the nation for social work.
- Address: 2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
- Phone Number: (212) 854-1754
List of Good Colleges and Universities with Social Work Master's Degree Programs
|School Name||Total Student Enrollment||Address||Phone Number|
|The University of Texas at Austin||50,995||Austin, TX 78712||(512) 471-3434|
|University of Washington - Seattle||45,943||1400 NE Campus Pkwy., Seattle, WA 98195||(206) 543-2100|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign||43,881||601 E. John St., Champaign, IL 61820||(217) 333-1000|
|New York University||43,404||70 Washington Sq. South, New York, NY 10012||(212) 998-1212|
|University of Michigan - Ann Arbor||41,674||Ann Arbor, MI 48109||(734) 764-1817|
|University of Wisconsin - Madison||41,654||500 Lincoln Dr., Madison, WI 53706||(608) 262-1234|
|University of California - Los Angeles||38,550||405 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90095||(310) 825-4321|
|Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick||37,366||83 Somerset St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901||(732) 932-1766|
|University of California - Berkeley||35,830||Berkeley, CA 94720||(510) 642-6000|
|University of Southern California||34,824||University Park, Los Angeles, CA 90089||(213) 740-2311|
|University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||28,916||Chapel Hill, NC, 27599||(919) 962-2211|
|University of Pittsburgh||28,328||4200 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15260||(412) 624-4141|
|University of Pennsylvania||24,599||One College Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19104||(215) 898-5000|
|Columbia University in the City of New York||24,230||2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10027||(212) 854-1754|
|University of Chicago||15,094||5801 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL 60637||(773) 702-1234|
|Boston College||15,036||140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467||(617) 552-8000|
|Washington University in St Louis||13,575||One Brookings Dr., Saint Louis, MO 63130||(314) 935-5000|
|Fordham University||14,544||441 E. Fordham Rd., Bronx, NY 10458||(718) 817-1000|
|Case Western Reserve University||9,738||10900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106||(216) 368-2000|
|Bryn Mawr College||1,771||101 N. Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010||(610) 526-5000|
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