Social Work graduate programs, also referred to as Master of Social Work (MSW), prepare students to help improve people's lives with a great deal of care and commitment to serving people and their overall wellbeing. Social workers play a vital role in the lives of people with conflicts at home, drug abuse, disabilities, chronic illnesses and other life-destructive issues. If you show sensitivity toward others, maturity, responsibility, independent effectiveness, and strong communication skills, you hold of the necessary attributes needed to succeed as a social worker. As a graduate with a master's (MS) (MSW) or Ph.D. degree in social work, you can pursue a career in a variety of settings and roles ranging from a case manager, to a counselor or
IGNOU Master in Social Work (MSW) offered by the School of Social Work, IGNOU, is unique and innovative in many respects. The salient features of this programme are:
Indigenously-prepared self-instructional print materials are provided to students.
Print materials are supported with audio ad video programmes.
Multi-media programme package is made available.
Every student of IGNOU Master in Social Work (MSW)is placed under the supervision of a professionally- qualified social worker for fieldwork supervision.
IGNOU Master in Social Work (MSW) is a course on history of social work in India titled ‘Professional Social Work: Indian perspectives'.
IGNOU Master in Social Work (MSW) Program Goals
To prepare IGNOU Master in Social Work (MSW)students for ethical, competent advanced level professional social work practice with a focus on interpersonal practice or community practice and social action, particularly in urban settings with diverse, poor, vulnerable and oppressed individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. To foster a commitment to continuing education, maintain competence in practice, and enhance and increase opportunities for IGNOU Master in Social Work (MSW)graduates for renewal and advancement within the profession.