Best MSW Programs

Best universities offering the MSW (Master of Social Work) degree programs:

Virginia Commonwealth University (US)
- The Master of Social Work program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education.
- M.S.W. graduates are prepared to work in a wide range of practice settings, including hospitals, family service agencies, schools, mental health, policy practice and administrative settings.
- Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work′s graduate programs are ranked 14th among the nation’s top social work programs by US News & World Report (2009).

Arizona State University (US)
- The Master of Social Work Degree program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
- The Standard MSW program can be completed in 2 years of full-time study. A part-time program (3 years of study) is also available for qualified students.
- Arizona State University is accredited by the North Central Association (NCA) Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Simmons College (US)
- Simmons was the nation’s first institute of higher learning to offer training for clinical social workers.
- It offers the nationally accredited Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program.
- Simmons is ranked 36th nationally for Graduate Social Work Programs by US News (2009).

Durham University (UK)
- The Durham MSW is consistently ranked as one of the best social work programmes in the UK.
- It has been commended by the General Social care Council for the quality of its teaching.
- The School of Applied Social Sciences research training programme is recognised by the UK Economic and Social Research Council, and we have a high success rate in securing ESRC research studentships.

Flinders University (Australia)
- The School of Social Work at Flinders University offers a Master of Social Work qualification that can be studied externally, which is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
- The program can be completed in as little as 2 academic years.

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