Careers and Outcomes

In social work, you connect, empower and change lives.

A Master of Social Work (MSW) degree increases your reach and skills.

Preparing you for advanced generalist practice

Our accredited MSW degree is based on advanced generalist practice.

The MSW is broad and versatile.

You’re qualified to:

  • Help people (individuals, families, groups, communities) on all system levels.
  • Use advanced practice skills in counseling, supervising and administration.
  • Lead community organization projects.
  • Earn future licensure and become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

Whatever you want to do – counseling, community planning or program management – the flexible MSW gets you ready to succeed.

How much can you make with an MSW degree?

Earning a master’s degree in social work (MSW) enhances your career options and salary potential.



Average annual salary for social workers with an MSW. Salaries vary depending on where you live, work and your experience level.
Job growth


Projected job outlook this decade for social workers, faster than the national average.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers you can have with a master’s in social work

Counselor. Manager. Analyst.

These are just a few of the basic job titles MSW graduates go on to earn.

Some of your potential career areas are:

  • Adoptive family assessment and placement
  • Advocacy, consulting and planning services
  • Clinical social work
  • Community mental health
  • Criminal justice
  • Crisis intervention
  • Development disabilities
  • Domestic or family violence
  • Gerontology or elderly services
  • Homeless family assistance
  • Hospice and palliative care
  • Hospital/medical social work
  • International social work
  • Military social work
  • Parent education and family planning
  • Public welfare or housing assistance
  • Rehab and substance abuse
  • School alternative programs