Social Work – Academics - Montclair State University
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Social Work

Are you interested in having a meaningful career helping others? Would you like to work with vulnerable children, youth and families in your community? In this program, you will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate an array of possible career paths, including a case manager, counselor, community organizer and advocate, to name a few.

Career Opportunities

  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Health Care Settings
  • Child Welfare Agencies
  • Educational Settings
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Family Therapist
  • Case Manager
  • Addictions Counselor
  • Healthcare Social Worker
  • School Social Worker
  • Community Organizer
  • Child and Family Advocate

Undergraduate Programs

Minor in Social Work

The Minor in Social Work is an 18-credit program available to undergraduate students from any major. Students will gain a comprehensive overview of social work, with a focus on policy and practice issues relevant to vulnerable children and families. This is ideal for students who want to learn more about the field of social work, are considering a career in human services, or are interested in a graduate social work program in the future.

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Graduate Programs

Master of Social Work

The Master of Social Work program (MSW) prepares students to become leaders in social work practice with children, youth, and families who live in a diverse and global society. The program trains future practitioners to provide a range of clinical and advocacy services in setting serving vulnerable children and their families. Graduates promote the well-being and functioning of their clients by engaging in ethical, culturally-competent, and evidence-informed practice, and by demonstrating a strong commitment to social/economic justice.

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