Do you have the desire to serve your community and enrich your own life while doing so? If you have a Bachelor's degree, the next step in your career may be a Master's degree in social work. We know how exciting and nerve-wracking it can be to go back to school, so we are here to make it as easy as possible. Learn all about MSW degrees, what options are available in your state, and how you can get started in this rapidly-growing career field.
Where to Start
Not sure where to start in your school search? Visit our Find Schools page. Our easy map feature and state list allows you to select what state you want to attend school in. From there, you can learn all about the different schools in your state, how much they cost, and what concentrations they offer. While you're there, take a peek at the licensure requirements and career options for MSW graduates in that state.
Interested in earning your degree online? Go to our Online Schools page. Learn about different online schools that serve your area, how much they cost, and how to get started.
Want to know more about the MSW in general? Check out our FAQ page, where you can learn about MSW degrees, their requirements, and what you can do with your degree after you graduate.
What We Offer
Our school listings at MSWDegrees.org are among the most highly detailed in the industry. We understand that your time is valuable, so we have compiled the information that is most important to you and put it all together on one page. When you visit your state's page, you can immediately see how many schools are in the state, how much they cost, what their average scholarship award is, and what the average acceptance rate is. Take a look at each school listing, where we list the tuition cost and school location for every institution on our list. We link to every school listed on our website, so it is easy for you to contact the schools that you are interested in attending.
Career Outlook for Social Workers
One of the best parts of becoming a social worker is the bright job outlook. The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that overall employment of social workers is expected to increase by 19% between 2012 and 2022. In particular, healthcare social workers and mental health social workers are expected to be in extremely high demand. Job growth for healthcare social workers is expected to grow by 27%, while job openings for mental health social workers are expected to increase by 23% (BLS, 2014). Depending on what you focus on in school and what field interests you, you may have extremely bright career prospects after earning an MSW.
Is Social Work Right for You?
The biggest question you may be asking yourself is "Is social work right for me?" Do you want to make a positive change in your community? Are you willing to work in a variety of settings and visit clients wherever they may be? Do you work well in a team? If so, social work may be the field for you.