4 01, 2019

Special Populations of Interest Social Work: 2019 Outlook

2019-01-15T20:56:56+00:00By |Careers, Education, Industry Articles & Topics|

<< BACK TO Top 3 Areas to Focus Your MSW in 2019 Social workers who are interested in working with a particular segment of the general population, a focus on a special population of interest will provide the skills and knowledge needed to engage those individuals and groups throughout your social work career. In this [...]

4 01, 2019

Community Practice Social Work: 2019 Outlook

2019-01-15T21:13:09+00:00By |Careers, Education, Industry Articles & Topics|

<< BACK TO Top 3 Areas to Focus Your MSW in 2019 A focus on community practice will provide MSW graduates with the opportunity to have a direct, broad-level impact on today's most urgent issues, mobilizing communities and contributing to policy development to enact needed social changes. In this section: Why Focus Your MSW in [...]

4 01, 2019

Clinical Social Work: 2019 Outlook

2019-01-15T21:15:28+00:00By |Careers, Education, Industry Articles & Topics|

<< BACK TO Top 3 Areas to Focus Your MSW in 2019 For those interested in direct practice with a diverse range of clients, clinical practice is a growing area in social work with promising job prospects in coming years. In this section: Why Focus Your MSW in Clinical Practice in 2019 Career Options and [...]

4 01, 2019

Top 3 Areas to Focus Your MSW in 2019

2019-01-11T21:14:02+00:00By |Careers, Education, Industry Articles & Topics|

Top 3 Areas to Focus Your MSW in 2019 For those pursuing an MSW in 2019, consider these three focus areas that will help maximize your education -- and ability -- to create change as a social worker. In 2019, three focus areas are particularly significant to the social work profession and society as a [...]

22 10, 2018

8 Simple Steps to Keep your Social Work Knowledge Up to Date

2018-10-17T16:41:20+00:00By |Education, Industry Articles & Topics|

One of the mandates for social workers (especially those who have received licensure) is to stay up to date in the field. This ensures that social workers are always learning the most current and effective ways to engage with individuals, families, and communities based on the constantly-evolving evidence base for social work practice. To align [...]

1 10, 2018

Surviving the Social Work Licensure Exam

2018-10-12T17:08:50+00:00By |Careers, Education|

Surviving the Licensure Exam If you are anything like me you hate taking standardized tests. And I mean LOATHE taking them. The good news is, you are not alone. Almost every social worker I’ve talked to (and I’ve talked to many), feels the same way. Think about it: when you take a standardized test, the [...]

19 06, 2018

How Long Does It Take to Complete a Master’s of Social Work (MSW)?

2018-02-22T22:50:54+00:00By |Education|

How long does it take to do a Master’s of Social Work (MSW) program? What are the degree and educational requirements and the long-term career benefits? The degree requirement for social work and educational requirements for social workers vary according to what area graduates wish to practice in and at what level. A common question for aspiring social workers is how long it [...]

17 05, 2018

A Guide to the Best MSW Programs in the U.S.

2018-08-22T01:43:24+00:00By |Education, Industry Articles & Topics|

Looking to apply for a Master’s of Social Work (MSW), but not sure where to start? Here's a guide to the best MSW programs. When you start your search for the right MSW program (SEE INFOGRAPHIC "CHOOSING AN MSW PROGRAM"), the number of options can be daunting. As well as location and costs, you'll also want to consider [...]

13 03, 2018

Title IV-E Stipend Could Help Pay For Your MSW

2018-03-13T21:37:50+00:00By |Careers, Education, Industry Articles & Topics|

For prospective social work students with an interest in working in the field of child welfare and child protection, the Title IV-E stipend program is able to provide financial and educational support through participating universities in the United States. What is the Title IV-E Stipend Program? In the late 1970’s, government officials and child welfare [...]

28 02, 2018

Universities Waiving MSW Application Fees in Celebration of Social Work Month

2018-07-05T20:02:51+00:00By |Education, Industry Articles & Topics|

  March is Social Work Month in the United States. It is a time when the nation’s 650,000 social workers are recognized for their efforts. During social work month, many of the institutions offering social work programs also acknowledge the profession they help educate. For example, Illinois University schedules a series of weekly events that focus [...]

12 01, 2018

8 Benefits of Getting Your Master’s in Social Work Degree

2018-12-18T19:36:32+00:00By |Careers, Education|

You can work and remain gainfully employed as a social worker with a bachelor's degree. However, if you wish to really further your career and work in a clinical setting, then a masters in social work (MSW) degree is essential. Through a master's degree, you can specialize in a particular area and even advance to [...]

25 12, 2017

How to Become a Social Worker

2018-01-13T16:54:10+00:00By |Careers, Education|

How to Become a Social Worker Noted American pacifist and social worker Jane Addams once was famously quoted saying, “the good we secure ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.” Like Jane Addams, social workers are inherently caring individuals who care about the [...]

9 05, 2017

Funding for MSW Students While in School – Part III: Get Paid for Conference Presentations and Community Service Projects

2017-12-15T18:59:06+00:00By |Education, Industry Articles & Topics|

Social Work Funding Opportunities Social Work Funding: Social work students are encouraged to present their work at conferences and symposiums, sharing their research with the broader social work community and learning from others in the field in the process. While presenting at a conference might seem to be at first merely an additional responsibility, it [...]

3 05, 2017

Funding for MSW Students While in School – Part I: MSW Scholarships

2018-05-24T03:14:46+00:00By |Education, Industry Articles & Topics|

Paying for Your MSW: Social Work Scholarship Most graduate students struggle to make ends meet during their Master’s studies. For graduate students in the field of social work, especially, finances can be a significant challenge during completion of the degree, and unlike many careers, social work doesn’t guarantee a high paycheck to pay off [...]

11 02, 2017

Funding for MSW Students While in School – Part II: Get Paid for Your Research

2018-01-05T20:02:44+00:00By |Careers, Education, Industry Articles & Topics|

Get Paid for Your Social Work Research As part of a social work graduate degree, students are expected to conduct research at various points during their studies. For those students who are interested in research, there is an opportunity to receive funding for student research being conducted. There are a few different sources of research [...]