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Career Outlook: Online MSW

Your Social Work Career After Widener

The MSW online program from Widener University empowers you with the flexibility to continue your career while furthering your education. Engage with an expert faculty and develop your understanding of trauma-informed practice without taking time away from your current life commitments. Learn new skills and then immediately apply them in your field. As a Widener MSW online student, you develop the knowledge and skills needed to drive change and make an impact in the communities and lives of those battling mental illness and social-emotional issues.

When you graduate with an online MSW from Widener University, you are eligible and prepared for the Licensed Social Worker (LSW) exam and, after two years of supervised clinical practice, you may sit for the Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW) exam.* These two advanced exams are increasingly required by mental health service organizations and clinics. Obtaining these licenses will also help you secure higher positions and better salaries within the social work field.

Newsweek recently named Widener the #19 service-minded college in the country. We earned this distinction by keeping our curriculum focused on all the ways that our graduates can use their degrees in the service of others. That includes the hope that our students will develop into skilled servant-leaders. Obtaining your Master of Social Work graduate degree from Widener indicates to future employers that you take your social services career seriously.

Understand Trauma. Save Lives.

Prepared with a focus on trauma as a root cause of mental illness and other social-emotional issues, as a Widener graduate, you will go on to make a difference in a variety of mental health human service organizations, substance abuse treatment facilities, and trauma survivor support organizations.

A masters in social work is often needed to advance in the human science field, and our program swiftly prepares you for a successful career in roles such as:

  • Clinical social worker
  • Therapist
  • Clinical supervisor
  • School guidance counselor
  • Children’s services worker
  • Adoption specialist

Professional opportunities for social workers are increasing. The Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates job growth of up to 19% for social service leaders over the next decade. As an MSW Widener graduate, you are prepared to assist in a variety of rapidly expanding subfields and specialties, including the treatment of veterans, the urban youth, trauma survivors, people with intellectual and developmental disability, gerontology, and those in need of child welfare. With a strong focus on trauma as a root cause, Widener will help you change lives.

Call a Program Manager at 1-844-386-7321 or click here to request a free program brochure to learn more about Widener’s online Master of Social Work program.

*Varies by state. Check your state’s Social Work licensing requirements.