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Ramapo College Office of Graduate Admissions

McBride House 505 Ramapo Valley Road Mahwah, NJ 07430

Phone: (201) 684-7270
Text: (201) 800-6057
Fax: (201) 684-7964

Program Details

Credits: 32 Advanded Standing, 64 FT and PT

Format: hybrid

Full-time/Part Time Option: FT or PT

Estimated cost (per credit / total):
$796 / $25, 472 or $50,944 (cost details)

1 Year FT Adv St, 2 years FT, 3 years PT

Start Term:
Fall only

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The mission of the Master of Social Work program is to prepare competent, compassionate and research informed social work professionals who advocate for social and economic justice and human well-being, while honoring diversity and within the context of the social environment. An emphasis on caring human relationships and freedom from all forms of oppression while supporting strengths, empowerment, and enhancing quality of life will be the focus of practice.

As advanced generalist practitioners, students will become effective leaders through planning and problem solving, multi-system and interdisciplinary collaboration, and excellence in service to individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations all from a global perspective.

In line with the greater mission of Ramapo College, the CSWE Accredited MSW program will emphasize individual attention to students and promote diversity, inclusiveness, sustainability, student engagement and community involvement through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding.

Ramapo’s small community is nestled in the greater New York City area providing an intimate experience where students, faculty and community agencies collaborate to serve those in need while drawing on the surrounding innovative and progressive culture.

Director’s Message

Thank you for your interest in the Master of Social Work program. At Ramapo College, the faculty and professionals associated with the MSW program are dedicated to your success. From inquiry to graduation, we provide you with 1-on-1 attention, academic and career guidance and advisement, and experiences that will enable you to be a better prepared leader in your field.

Please contact me with any questions.

Schedule an advisor session with the MSW Program Director

Why Ramapo?

Ramapo College of New Jersey offers a CSWE Accredited Master of Social Work degree that is affordable and prestigious. It combines a rigorous and innovative classroom education along with a community based practice experience transitioning students to professionals in the field of social work.

The MSW Program at Ramapo College is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Attaining Professional Licensure: Complete all academic requirements necessary to take the ASWB licensing examination for the LSW in NJ and LMSW in NY.

The MSW Program is offered as a full-time hybrid program two nights a week and a part-time hybrid program one night a week. Two classes meet 2 hours each night – Monday and Thursday – with 30 minutes of online work weekly. Students enrolled in the full-time program will complete in two years; students enrolled in the part-time program will complete in 3 years.  The Advanced standing Program is a one-year program for students who have graduated from a CSWE accredited BSW program.  1200 hours of field internship are required for the Two Year Program and 600 for the Advanced Standing Program.

Ramapo Success Story

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