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(MSW) Master of Social Work

Mode: Full-time | Duration: 2 Years

The full form of MSW is a Master of Social Work. MSW is a post-graduation course in the field of Social Work which is usually of two years duration. Aspirants can pursue an MSW course after pursuing a Bachelor’s degree. Candidates who have pursued a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree are preferred if they opt to pursue an MSW course.

After completing an MSW degree candidates can work as healthcare social workers, clinical social workers, therapists or social workers in the field of medical health, mental health as well as the educational field.

Aspirants can pursue MSW as a full time or even a part-time/ distance education course. A full-time MSW course is of two years duration and candidates can complete their MSW course through correspondence within a maximum duration of five years.


Required Skillset for MSW

Candidates who want to pursue the MSW course need to have good communication skills. Some other key skills that an aspirant should possess when thinking of pursuing the MSW course are listed below:

  • Good communication skills

  • Empathy

  • Good listener

  • Emotional intelligence

  • Critical thinking

  • Tolerance

  • Social perceptiveness

  • Persuasion

  • Integrity

  • Ability to set boundaries

  • Self-awareness

  • Ability to coordinate


MSW Eligibility Criteria

Candidates are eligible to pursue MSW as a course if they have completed their graduation from a recognized` institute with passing marks. Aspirants who have pursued a Bachelor's in Social Work (BSW) course or have experience in the field of social work, sociology, psychology, or any related field are preferred if they opt to pursue an MSW course.

Candidates from any stream Humanities, Commerce or Science are eligible to pursue MSW as a course at the post-graduation level.


MSW Course Curriculum

The subjects taught as part of the MSW course may vary from one college to the other. But some common topics that candidates are taught as part of the Master of Social Work course are listed below:


Course Curriculum for Master of Social Work (MSW)

  • Social Work Profession

  • Social Group Work

  • Social Case Work

  • Community Organization

  • Concurrent Field Work including Social Work Camp

  • Concurrent Field Work including Study Tour

  • Analysis of Indian Society

  • Social Policy, Planning & Development

  • Dynamics of Human Behaviour 

  • Social Work with Rural, Urban and Tribal Community

  • Study of Indian Economics

  • Social Work Approaches for Social Development

  • Study of Indian Constitution

  • Social Work and Social Justice

  • Social Work Research and Statistics

  • Social Work Administration

  • Personal & Professional Growth

  • Concurrent Field Work including Case Studies

  • Block Placement

  • Women & Child Development  

  • Labour Welfare & Legislation

  • Criminology & Correctional Administration

  • Human Resource Management

  • Introduction to Disaster Management

  • Medical & Psychiatric Social Work

  • Communication and Counselling

  • Concurrent Field Work including Summer Placement


MSW Job Profiles

After completing the MSW course, aspirants can either pursue higher studies in the field of social work. Apart from higher studies, candidates can also opt to pursue a job in the field of social work after completing their MSW course. Some popular job profiles that candidates can join after successfully completing their MSW course are listed below:

  • Social Worker: In such a job profile, one provides appropriate resources, advice, and support to individuals who are facing difficulties or problems in their personal/ professional life. A social worker helps individuals cope with their monetary, emotional or social needs.

  • Project Coordinator: Aspirants are hired in NGOs at this job profile. Project Coordinators need to help in the planning, budgeting and monitoring process of a project undertaken by an NGO. Apart from this, a Project Coordinator also needs to ensure that the project is undertaken is being conducted within the framework established and all documentation work is complete. A project coordinator also gets in touch with volunteers and ensures that the project is being completed as per timelines fixed for it.

  • Professor: Candidates can also become educationists in the field of social work. 

Admission Procedure

+ All Payments can be paid on an installment basis.

+ Students can book a seat by giving 20,000 with all certificates, photos, Aadhar Card.

+ Online Admission is available

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