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Stay on top of new ideas and groundbreaking studies in the field of social work from Widener University faculty members. Learn more about your instructors’ areas of specialty and arm yourself with current knowledge to better serve your clients and thrive in your social work career.

How Does an MSW Program Prepare Me for the LSW or LCSW Exam?

Taking the social work licensing exam administered by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)1 is an important next step towards achieving the highest level of professional qualifications for the field.

Responsibilities of a Social Worker

While breaking down the role of a social worker into one of the five major responsibilities below seems to simplify the work at hand, they are richly different activities for each client and every social worker.

Why Earn a Clinical Social Work Degree?

Choosing a clinical program versus one that involves a sole focus on generalist and/or macro practice may be a good fit for your personal, educational, and professional goals.

Benefits of Getting a Masters in Social Work Degree

Most social workers enter the field because they want to contribute to their community and help others.

What Types of Projects Will I Work on as an MSW Student?

At the heart of your work as an MSW student will be projects geared towards a process of growth and discovery, critical thinking, and the development of a professional self.

What Can I Do with a Master’s Degree in Social Work?

Obtaining a master’s in the field of social work is a great opportunity for advancement in a sector of the job market that is undergoing tremendous growth.