What Are the Top 10 Social Work Schools in the Country?


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As of 2015, the top 10 schools of social work in the United States are University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Washington University, University of Chicago, University of Washington, Columbia University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of California at Berkeley, University of Texas at Austin, Case Western Reserve University and Boston College, according to U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and Washington University in St. Louis tied as the top ranked social work school, with both scoring 4.4 out of a total of 5.

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The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor's School of social work offers programs leading to a master of social work, joint doctor of philosophy and undergraduate social work minor. The master of social work (MSW) is typically a 60 credit program, although students can be accepted with advance standing. Students in the joint doctor of philosophy (PhD) program earn their degree in social work plus a second PhD in another social science field.

Students at Washington University earn their social work degree through the George Warren Brown School of Social Work. The school offers four degree options: master of social work, master of public health, doctor of philosophy in social work and doctor of philosophy in public health science. The school also has several dual degree programs.

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