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Explore our MSW Social Work With Children and Families specialization

This concentration prepares students for work in community social service agencies, child welfare agencies, and the juvenile justice system.

In this concentration, you’ll learn to:

  • Examine the social service needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged children, youth, and families in social work settings.
  • Integrate social work best practices when choosing appropriate interventions for children, youth, and families in social work settings.
  • Distinguish between the practices and policies applicable to publicly funded and nonprofit agency settings that serve children, youth, and families.
  • Evaluate legal and ethical issues pertaining to working with children, youth, and families in social work settings.

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Receive a $200 book voucher if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on November 30, 2020. Contact one of our enrollment specialists to learn more.

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MSW Degree Completion Options

Choose from three degree completion options that match your goals and schedule, as well as four start dates throughout the year.

  • The Standard option helps you balance your online master’s in social work program with other life commitments by limiting your workload to one or two courses per term.
  • The Accelerated option is an ideal choice if you can dedicate yourself to full-time studies. This option requires a strong time commitment, as you’ll take three courses in most terms.
  • The Advanced Standing option is for students who already hold a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from a CSWE-accredited program and graduated with a minimum GPA of 3.0. If eligible, you can reduce your completion time by skipping intro-level classes and starting your degree with advanced-level courses.

FINANCIAL AID

Many Walden degree-seeking students—67%—receive some form of financial aid.* Create a customized plan that makes sense for you.

*Source: Walden University’s Office of Financial Aid. Data reports as of 2018.

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PROGRAM SAVINGS

Receive a $200 book voucher if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on November 30, 2020. Contact one of our enrollment specialists to learn more.

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Admissions Requirements

Program Admission Considerations: A bachelor's degree or higher.

General Admission Requirements: Completed online application and transcripts, MSW Goal Statement and Acknowledgement Statement. Speak to an Enrollment Specialist who will guide you through the application process. More information for international applicants.

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