What to consider when evaluating Bachelors of Social Work (BSW) and Master in Social Work (MSW) options:
- Is the program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)?
- Does the program offer the area specialization or concentration you want in addition to ample field placement opportunities in your area of interest?
- Does the program offer on-campus or online research facilities, academic advising, classroom training, or internships?
Professional societies/organizations are often the publishers of journals and books in the field, as well conference hosts.
Membership helps people stay current in their field and to network with your colleagues. Look for discounted rates for students -- and they may offer resources like career guidance, job listings, or even scholarships.
Visit our Career Exploration guide to find resources that will give you more information about careers in Social Work