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Master of Social Work (MSW)

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Learning Mode:

Full Time

Course Level:

Masters Degree

Course Duration:

2 Years


Passed Graduation with at least 45% marks B.S.W.'s/P.G.D.D.M.'s will be given preference. The eligibility of Social Work Masters Degree Programs is Bachelor of Social Work degree from a recognised Institute.

Course Details:

A Master's in Social Work (MSW) is one of the best degrees you can have for helping others and getting paid to do so. Social workers serve individuals, families, and communities. They can work for themselves, corporations, schools, and the government.

Full-time students typically complete work on their MSW degree in two years. However, many schools offer advanced-standing MSW programs to students with a bachelor’s degree in social work. These programs take less than two years to complete.

Master of Social Work (MSW) is an academic postgraduate degree of 3 years. The study requires three years of the time period in India. The course is founded for the Commonwealth of Nation, preparing the student for social work practice. The curriculum provides the graduate with the professional knowledge, values and skills needed for making careers in social work.

In India, this is course is designed with the aim to develop competence for ensuring effective delivery of service to the needy and physically challenged population, By providing a theoretical view to look into, Social Problems, Issues, Policies and Program Related to Social Development.

Course Detail:

Master of Social Work (MSW), Program promotes Macro, Meso and Micro aspects of professional social work practice in Community, Hospitals and other fields of Social Services. MSW provides specialized academic practices in the discipline of Anthropology, Criminology, Economics, Environmental Planning, Geography, Community Development, Human Ecology, Human Service, Sociology, Political Science, Public Policy, Public Health, Psychology, Industrial Relation, International Development, and Statistics.

Career Option

Postgraduates Degree holder has ample professional career opportunities in the field of Social Work. The degree holder can work as, Clinical Social Worker, Manager and Administrator, Insurance and Risk Manager, Health Care, Community Development Social Worker, Rehabilitation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, and also work as Educators and Researchers.

Some of the employment opportunities for people with an MSW are shown below:

  • Aging
  • Public welfare
  • Child welfare
  • Justice corrections
  • School social Work
  • Health care
  • Employment/occupational social work
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Community organization
  • Mental health/clinical social work
  • Management/administration
  • International social work
  • Research
  • Politics
  • Policy and planning
  • Adoption and foster care agencies
  • Private practice
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Advocacy and coalition groups
  • Domestic violence agencies
  • Drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers
  • Nursing homes/skilled nursing facilities
  • Homelessness & hunger advocacy networks
  • Women’s shelters
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Military counseling offices
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Senior centers
  • Social and human services centers


The annual mean wage for social workers in industries with the highest level of employment for the occupation was the following, in descending order: Government executive branch; general, medical, and surgical hospitals; local government; state government; and individual and family services.

Further Reading
=> Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)


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