EARN YOUR MSW AND ADVANCE SOCIAL JUSTICE BY SERVING THE UNDERSERVED

Master of Social Work
(MSW) Online

Develop your passion for helping others with an MSW from George Mason University. With a focus on social justice, you'll graduate with an understanding of how to advance equity and human rights in any community. The Master of Social Work offers a choice between two specialized practices in either Adults & Healthy Aging or Children, Youth, & Families. As you learn, take advantage of Mason's established community connections and explore rich field practicum opportunities for hands-on learning.

*Our online MSW option was approved by CSWE in June of 2019.

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Why Choose Mason's MSW?

  • A curriculum focused on social justice, empowerment, and serving the underserved
  • Experienced faculty with current research, years of experience, and a global perspective
  • Rich opportunities for hands-on field practicum experience as part of program practicum requirement
  • Part-time, online format provides flexibility and accessibility for working professionals anywhere
  • Provides students with tools to help reduce the high stress in their profession
  • Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Advanced Standing option available for those qualified with a Bachelor of Social Work from a CSWE-accredited institution
  • ADVANCE YOUR CAREER
  • THE NEXT STEP TO LICENSURE
  • BUILD YOUR NETWORK
  • Earn your MSW in as little as three years and bring what you learn back to your community
  • An MSW is required for licensure as a clinical social worker and can often mean career advancement
  • Develop relationships with a diverse faculty and student body of active researchers and passionate social workers

MSW Curriculum – Hands-On Experience

Through Mason's MSW program, you'll take part in two supervised field practicums in a real-world social service organization. You'll put your learning to use, then discuss your experience in a bimonthly seminar and examine how theory informs your work with individuals, families, groups, and communities.

In total, you'll explore 60 credit hours of the latest research when it comes to improving the lives of others, with a focus on using social work to advance human rights, equity, and social justice for all kinds of people. Course topics include:

  • Alumni Success LogoHuman Behavior and Social Systems
  • Alumni Success LogoInfluencing Social Policy
  • Alumni Success LogoResearch Methods for Social Workers
  • Alumni Success LogoAdvanced Clinical Practice

 

Preparing MSW Changemakers

Join a program centered on social justice and put your passion to work for others. Serve the underserved with a deeper understanding of how research and systems thinking can impact the success of an individual or community at large. As you develop your skills, advance your career with lifetime access to George Mason University's career services.

 

Professional Licensure Disclosure

Professional Licensure Disclosure. This program has been identified by George Mason University as one that may lead to a career requiring professional licensure/certification. Federal regulations require Mason to disclose information as to whether this program meets/does not meet the educational requirements for licensure/certification in your state, or whether such a determination has not been made. Please consult our Licensure Disclosure Tool (https://provost.gmu.edu/licensure) for the disclosure statement specific to your desired state/program combination.