The Seton Hall University master's degree in social work* prepares students to take their social work career to new heights, offering concentration options in behavioral health and the only graduate forensic program in the state of New Jersey.
Ranked as a Best School for Social Work by U.S. News & World Report, the program offers two tracks, for those with and without an accredited B.S.W.
- Students without a bachelor's degree in social work can enter the Regular Standing track, which can be completed in two years as a full-time student for up to four years part-time. Their first year consists of either on-campus or online (synchronous) coursework.
- Students with an undergraduate degree in social work can go straight into the second year of the program — the Advanced Standing track – which consists of online (asynchronous) courses.
Both years of the Regular Standing option and the Advanced Standing year require on-site fieldwork in the community.
Outside of their studies, students also receive a number of opportunities to see their classroom lessons in action, such as participating in Social Work Day at the United Nations, attending professional conferences such as the NASW-NJ Annual Conference, or contributing to the RIOS Lab, which brings together students and community practitioners as they engage in research to drive community wide change.
Our students finish the program ready to make a difference. They are prepared to work with individuals, families or groups in a variety of advanced-practice settings — including behavioral health, substance abuse, healthcare and forensic practice. With fieldwork and theoretical components, this program is open to both full- and part-time students.
*Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)