Social Work

Rutgers University

24 months
30144 EUR/year
30144 EUR/year
17736 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Masters of Social Work (MSW) program at Rutgers University School of Social Work is one of the best social work graduate programs in the nation, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.


Our outstanding faculty are comprised of nationally-recognized researchers who work alongside leaders in clinical social work and non-profit and public administration. Students choose a concentrations in Clinical Social Work or Management and Policy as well as numerous options for certificate programs, areas of emphases and global study. Our MSW program from Rutgers University offers some of the most robust field education opportunities in the nation, with students place in approximately 1,000 in field agencies throughout the state of New Jersey and nation-wide in the last three years.

We offer the MSW program in multiple formats.

  • The on-campus program is offered on a full-time and part-time basis on the New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden campuses.
  • Two online versions of the MSW are available; a 100% online program and a blended program that combines on-line and traditional classrooms.
  • Our Intensive Weekend program meets the needs of human service professionals looking to pursue their MSW.

All of these programs offer an Advanced Standing option for students who have earned a baccalaureate degree in social work from an undergraduate social work program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Work Practice I with Individuals, Families, and Groups;
  • Social Work Practice II with Organizations and Communities
  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • Social Welfare Policy and Services
  • Methods of Social Work Research
  • Diversity and Oppression
  • Psychopathology
  • Field Education Practicum

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Social work experience is advantageous, but not required. 
  • An introductory statistics course, which covers descriptive and basic inferential statistical procedures, is required of all MSW candidates prior to beginning the advanced part of the program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30144 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15072 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    30144 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15072 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    17736 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8868 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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Social Work
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