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Master of Social Work

Program Details

Rutgers University offers the online Master of Social Work, a degree that prepares students for professional roles in the full array of major human services and advanced social work practice. Graduates can expect to assume administrative leadership roles in the state's social welfare departments and agencies at all levels of government, as well as in the voluntary sector. This degree also includes preparing skilled direct-service providers to function in both public and private sectors of social welfare. This program maximizes individualization of learning and student choice.


Personal statement. Official transcripts. Bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Resume. Social work experience and/or broad liberal arts background preferred but not required. Three letters of recommendation. No GRE required.

An Advanced Standing track is available to those who hold a MSW degree.

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Council on Social Work Education