New MSW Degree Launching in Fall 2018

With its unique focus on vulnerable children, youth and families, Montclair State’s new 60-credit, full-time Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program prepares advanced practitioners to become leaders in a growing field.

Graduate psychology student working with child.

Through a combination of coursework and supervised field experience, the rigorous two-year program trains graduates for such professional roles as mental health counselor, family therapist, case manager community organizer, child and family advocate, or social worker in a school or health-care setting.

“The MSW program prepares leaders in social work practice in a diverse local and global society,” says MSW Program Director Svetlana Shpiegel. “Graduates will promote the well-being of their clients by engaging in ethical, culturally competent and evidence-based practice – and by demonstrating a strong commitment to social and economic justice.”