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What You Learn

The 60-credit master's degree in social work trains you as a practitioner, ready to help people and institutions solve problems and improve communities.

  • Study social welfare, human behavior and issues confronting families
  • Participate in extensive field experiences to advance your training and expand your professional connections
  • Learn how to conduct research that advances the field
  • Prepare for state licensure exams
  • Gain the skills to engage in evidence-based practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities


MSW (2 year option) - On-Campus - February 15*

MSW (Extended and Advanced) - On-Campus - June 30

MSW - Online

  • Fall: August 16 (Online Option)

Admission Requirements

Program Mission and SLOs

Program Handbook


Myra Robinson, Ph.D., LCSW
Giacinta Talarico, Ph.D., LCSW
Maureen Himchak, Ph.D
Angela De Candia, DSW, LCSW

Social Work (MSW)

Social Work - Advanced Standing (MSW)

BSW students may have the first year of courses waived, entering the second year of the MSW program, providing they have an undergraduate GPA of 3.25 in addition to meeting other requirements for admission.

Social Work - Extended Option (MSW)

An extended three-year, full-time program is specifically designed for those students who either must work or who have family responsibilities that make it impossible for them to complete 15 credits of coursework per semester.

Program Director

Godfrey Gregg, Ph.D., LCSW



The Kean MSW program supports aspiring social workers to explore their passion for work with vulnerable populations, cultivate lasting collegial relationships and network in the profession."

Jessy Redondo
Supervisor, Criminal Division at the State of New Jersey Criminal Court
MSW graduate


There are a variety of employers looking for MSW graduates, including the following:

  • Mental health agencies
  • Employee-assistance programs
  • School districts
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Government divisions
  • Correctional facilities
  • Nonprofit organizations

9% Job Growth

For social workers is projected through 2031, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Interested in becoming a field supervisor?

A field supervisor is required to have three years of post-MSW experience and hold a Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI) certificate. Potential field sites must be able to offer students some exposure to clinical work with clients. The MSW program offers an online SIFI course to new supervisors and provides Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for completion of the course.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Quincy Dinnerson, Ph.D.
Director of Field Education
(908) 737-4045


The Master of Social Work (MSW) program at Kean University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

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