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UTA School of Social Work master’s program ranked among the best

ARLINGTON, Texas - The University of Texas at Arlington Master of Social Work program is among the best in the nation, according to the rankings released Tuesday by College Choice.

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The School of Social Work, with more than 2,000 students and one of the largest MSW programs in the nation, ranks No. 29 on the list.

“This ranking affirms the hard work being done by our talented faculty, staff and students,” said UTA School of Social Work Dean Scott D. Ryan. “Through our cutting-edge interdisciplinary research, internationally recognized faculty, and diverse program offerings, the school enjoys an excellent reputation for producing social work leaders dedicated to community service and life-long learning.”

College Choice based the school’s ranking on academic reputation, student satisfaction, affordability and average annual salary of graduates from the MSW program. According to the online published list, College Choice collects data from the school’s website and other publicly available sources, including U.S. News & World Report, the National Center for Education Statistics and Payscale.com.

In the ranking, College Choice noted the school’s many dual degree options and diversity of specialty offerings.

UTA’s social work graduate program offers students two professional concentration options and four specialty areas. Students can choose to focus on macro-social work and study community and administrative practice or micro-social work and specialize in one of four major areas: aging, health, children and family or mental health and substance abuse. Students can take classes online or face-to-face in Arlington and Fort Worth.

“The demand for social workers continues to grow and we work hard to develop programs that meet the needs of a diverse workforce, while offering a rich and quality academic experience for students,” said Ryan.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 12 percent growth for social work jobs from 2014 to 2024. The bureau reports the social work career field will grow faster than any other profession during this same timeframe. 

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