AU.S. News World Reporttop-ranked program, UCLAs Masters of Social Work program is offered through the highly reputable Luskin School of Public Affairs and it blends several topicsadolescent issues, aging, child welfare, immigration, mental health, and povertyto best train the future leaders of social welfare. Students are immersed in theory, research, and social policy while learning how to enact serious change and reform in the communities they will serve.
UCLAs program takes two years to complete and includes a substantive field work requirementfirst year students engage in two full (eight-hour) days per week and in their second year they do three days of fieldwork a week. This work includes not only direct service work, but community outreach, advocacy, staff meetings, consultations, research activity, and staff development. Additionally, all students must choose between between two provided tracks: macro or micro. The former is for those interested in working on the administrative level or in policy while the latter is for those who specifically wish to serve individuals, families, or small communities.
Not only is UCLA a great school, but it is affordable with a reputation for graduating students who go on to earn over 50k annually in the first years of their career. This MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.