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The College of Health and Human Services is pleased to announce that the Department of Social Work’s online Master of Social Work (MSW) program was included in Forbes’ list of the Best Online MSW Programs of 2022. The MSW program, which is one of the fastest growing degree programs at Mason, is the only Virginia program included in the top 10 list.
Forbes highlighted the program’s commitment to empowerment and social justice by preparing Mason students to serve historically underrepresented communities with a curriculum centering on social policy, human behavior, clinical practice, and research methods. In addition, Forbes noted the program’s high graduation rate and graduates’ median income for a top-value education.
“There is a growing demand for social workers as people everywhere begin realizing how the conditions of their environments affect their mental and physical health concerns. Our MSW program trains students to think at both the macro and micro level, equipping them with the tools needed to improve the social determinants of health at the individual or population level,” said Emily Ihara, chair of the Department of Social Work. “Our online students gain these skills in addition to having the flexibility to complete the program from anywhere in the U.S.”