Social Work (MSW)
At Kean, our MSW program prepares students to become knowledgeable, well-informed citizens who are committed to the principles of multiculturalism and to the tenet of social and economic justice. It emphasizes fieldwork and personal connections between students and faculty members, creating a community of like-minded people dedicated to helping others and being catalysts of change, whether it be locally or across the globe.
Our social work graduates serve in a variety of roles in mental health agencies, school districts, hospitals, nursing homes and other facilities.
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."
At Kean we believe learning and job growth extends far beyond the walls of our classrooms. That's why we encourage you to take advantage of a variety of research opportunities available to you, study abroad and pursue internships that will advance your career or set the stage for another advanced degree.
There are a variety of employers looking for MSW graduates, including the following:
- Mental health agencies
- Employee-assistance programs
- School districts
- Nursing homes
- Government divisions
- Correctional facilities
- Nonprofit organizations
Social work positions are expected to increase by 2020
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
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