EUGENE, Ore., Oct. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published its 2016 rankings for the Best Online Master's in Social Work
Social work graduates who are looking for more specialized education often go on to get a Master's in Social Work. However, for many of these students, they are also working, hindering their ability to attend school full-time and on-campus. That's why online MSW programs are growing in popularity. These programs allow students to study when and how they want while completing their degree in their own community. College Choice has made this easier by providing this ranking specifically for online students.
"By pursuing an online MSW, you'll be able to get that professional edge and move into deeper specializations like children and families, trauma and interpersonal violence counseling, mental health and addiction counseling, or care concerning the health of the aging. And the good news is that your degree need be no less prestigious or rigorous, just different—one that fit your needs," Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, said at the ranking's release.
College Choice created its 2016 ranking for Best Online Master's in Social Work using information that was found on an individual school's website and independent educational statistics organizations like the National Center for Educational Statistics. The Council for Social Work Education, an independent accreditor for social work program, was also used to ensure the best programs were included on the list. Major factors included tuition cost and fees, special accreditation, academic reputation, time to completion, online program options, and graduation rate.
The College Choice 2016 ranking for the Best Online Master's in Social Work is led by the University of Southern California. It is followed by Boston University and Case Western Reserve University.
The complete rankings are as follows:
Boston University, Boston, MA
Campbellsville University, Campbellsville, KY
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
Colorado State University Online, Fort Collins, CO
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Fordham University, New York, NY
Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Simmons College, Boston, MA
Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
The University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
University of New England, Biddeford, ME
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Knoxville, TN
University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
Washburn University, Topeka, KS
Western New Mexico University, Silver City, NM
College Choice is the leading authority in college and university rankings, searches and resources dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.
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