One of the keys to becoming a successful social worker is learning to navigate the complexities of human behavior and interpersonal relationships. Having a strong foundation built upon the mastery of interpersonal skills is a critical part of social work education. That’s why Rutgers School of Social Work created the Direct Practice Immersion Sequence, a series of two courses that every MSW student is required to take during their first year of study.
Field education is an integral part of each student's journey. Rutgers School of Social Work's field education program is based upon educational policies and standards established by the Council on Social Work Education and provides practical learning opportunities that serve as a foundation for students to become successful practitioners. MSW students spend 1,125 hours in the field working alongside professional social workers while being supervised by experienced field instructors.
Rutgers School of Social Work is pleased to welcome almost 750 new students to the MSW program this year. The School’s Office of Admissions selected this group of talented students from a pool of more than 1,500 applicants with new student enrollment up 19% from 2021.
Dr. Maxine Davis gives a glimpse into some of the research relating to Inclusion, Intersectionality, Diversity, Equity and Advancement (IIDEA) that she has recently conducted.
As part of our field education program, Rutgers School of Social Work offers an online seminar in field instruction, also known as SIFI, that teaches field supervisors how to best engage with our students and be a supportive mentor.