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Earn Your MSW in as Few as 2 Years


Prepare for Specialized Practice
Master of Social Work

Six tracks responsive to the needs of the industry and communities

Flexible online learning options available 24/7

Learn from recognized social justice leaders active in the field

Receive up to 30% in tuition savings for courses taken through May 2020

Overview

The Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program at Chamberlain University is aimed at developing and empowering students to be agents of social change in their communities and throughout the world.

Curriculum

Our MSW degree program is designed to meet students where they are in their professional journey, which is why we offer both advanced standing and traditional options, along with six tracks. View the Master of Social Work curriculum grid.

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Traditional Option

Traditional Option is for students who have earned a baccalaureate degree. The option can be completed in as few as 2 years at a full-time pace, or 3 years at a part-time pace.

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Advanced Standing Option

Advanced Standing Option is for students who have completed a baccalaureate degree in social work from a CSWE accredited program within the last 5 years, or a degree in social work more than 5 years ago, but have an active social work license in good standing. The option can be completed in as little as 1 year at a full-time pace, or in as few as 2 years at a part-time pace.

Tracks

Tracks within our MSW degree program allow students to customize their learning to help meet their professional goals. All the tracks are designed to deliver a focused learning experience, giving students the opportunity to master a specific area within social work that they are passionate about. In addition, the tracks directly respond to contemporary issues affecting at-risk and marginalized populations, communities, organizations and institutions. Students may choose to specialize in any of the following areas:

Substance Use and Addictions

Mental health and substance abuse social workers help clients with mental illnesses or addictions

Gerontology

Gerontology healthcare social workers specialize in geriatric social work, hospice and palliative care, or medical social work

Crisis and Response Interventions

Crisis social workers help vulnerable populations with crisis de-escalation, emotion management, and therapeutic techniques

Trauma

Trauma social workers generally help clients cope with traumatic events in their lives through a combination of psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing

Medical Social Work

Medical social workers help patients understand their diagnosis and make the necessary adjustments to their lifestyle, housing, or healthcare.

Military Social Work

Military social work provides necessary support and interventions to active duty military personnel, veterans, their spouses and their dependents

Faculty

Social workers care. They care about people, their families, communities. Social workers dedicate themselves to service, to making this world a more just, fair and safe place for all.
Stacey Borasky Ferguson, EdD, MSW Dean, Master of Social Work (MSW)

Admissions

*Chamberlain reserves the right to admit candidates with social work licensure from countries outside the U.S. where equivalent standards can be demonstrated. These decisions are made on a case-by-case basis according to the general academic principles of integrity outlined by the Academic Standards committee in the view of the policies regulated by the Council of Social Work Education.

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