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Curriculum Overview

Ramapo College of New Jersey offers a Council on Social Work Education 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 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.

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


  • To be completed in one year
  • Hybrid course delivery: 2 hours in-person 0.5 hour online / week
  • 600 field work hours (21 hours per week)

TOTAL 32 credits

3 Credit Electives:

In addition to our hybrid and online classes, Ramapo College’s MSW Program also offers study abroad opportunities during spring break and the first week of May.