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School of Social Work receives No. 1 ranking

The University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work’s Masters of Social Work Program is ranked No. 1 among the 50 Best Online Masters of Social Work Degree Programs for 2018.

Best MSW Programs, an independent guide to Social Work degrees that reviews and ranks campus-based and online MSW programs, recognized the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington as No.1.

Best MSW programs credited the School with offering a full-time and part-time online MSW degree plan that ranges from one to three years in duration and that can suit the needs of today’s students.

The MSW program offers an accelerated full-time online for Advanced Standing students that can be completed in 12 months. The accelerated online program also offers 8-week classes. A regular online full-time cohort program is also offered for Advanced Standing and Traditional students that can be completed in 16 months and 26 months, respectively.

The School of Social Work was also recognized for expanding its online offerings to include three growing specialty areas: Direct Practice with Children and Families, Direct Practice in Mental Health and Substance Abuse, and Direct Practice in Aging.

For students that prefer a mix of face-to-face and online classes, the School offers hybrid cohort programs.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for social workers is projected to grow 16 percent from 2016 to 2026 and the estimated growth is faster than the average for all occupations.

“I am pleased to share that we are ranked No. 1,” said Scott D. Ryan, dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington. “I think our consistently high and rising rankings across multiple sources is something to be proud of because our faculty and staff work hard and it shows.”

UTA’s School of Social Work Program is accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE). CSWE is responsible for developing accreditation standards that define competent preparation and ensuring that social work programs meet said standards.

News Topics: Faculty, Awards, General, MSW