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Master of Social Work (MSW) for BSW Students
Begins every Summer (May)
A Master of Social Work degree from the University of North Dakota offers you flexibility in social work employment, and gives you additional expertise and training for career advancement.
With a MSW, you will learn how to:
- provide the advanced social services needed by individuals, families and groups in your community.
- develop the skills needed for supervisory, management and program development positions.
With an MSW you have the added credentials to seek upper-level/administrative or direct practice opportunities in private practice, hospitals, or in city, county, state and federal government agencies, including:
- Adoption/Foster Care Agencies
- Addiction Service Centers
- Child Care/Protection Agencies
- Community Mental Health Centers
- Elderly & Adult Services
- Family, Civil, & Criminal Courts
- Juvenile Facilities
- Medical Services
- Probation/Parole Services
- Research/Risk-Assessment Agencies
- Social Service Agencies
According to the U.S. Department of Labor:
- a master’s degree in social work or a related field has become “the standard” for many positions.
- job prospects for social workers are projected to grow much faster than average, particularly for social workers who specialize in the aging population or work in rural areas.
For specific information on the nature of the work, job outlook, and earnings, view the Occupational Outlook Handbook from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.