Arizona State University Reviews of Master's in Social Work

  • 23 Reviews
  • Tempe (AZ) (and 4 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $6,462 - $25,888
90% of 23 students said this degree improved their career prospects
96% of 23 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Master's in Social Work

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Elizabeth Thomas
  • Reviewed: 1/25/2018
  • Degree: Social Work
"ASU is a school I have been a part of since I was an undergraduate student. Continuing to do my masters program, I chose to stay with ASU because of the top ranking it has for graduate programs and the school of social work. I am very happy with my decision, and would advise anyone to build their own tenure as a student with ASU, because there are many opportunities and research to be established with if you do!"
Danielle N.
  • Reviewed: 1/21/2018
  • Degree: Social Work
"Enrolling in Arizona State University's online program for my Masters in Social Work has allowed me to continue my education while remaining in the workforce full-time and also being a single parent. The classes are 100% online with the exception of field placement which means I have the flexibility to fit my schoolwork into my already busy schedule. My interactions with peers and instructors through Blackboard has been positive and enriching. I look forward to finishing my degree with ASU and entering the field of clinical social work with a solid professional education as my foundation."
Danielle Nelson
  • Reviewed: 1/21/2018
  • Degree: Social Work
"Enrolling in Arizona State University's online program for my Masters in Social Work has allowed me to continue my education while remaining in the workforce full-time and also being a single parent. The classes are 100% online with the exception of field placement which means I have the flexibility to fit my schoolwork into my already busy schedule. My interactions with peers and instructors through Blackboard has been positive and enriching. I look forward to finishing my degree with ASU and entering the field of clinical social work with a solid professional education as my foundation."
Cece
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"The school provided excellent education and support. Community building was the foundation for my choice to attend this college."
AkG age 34
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"I had a great experience, My degree is highly relevant and helped me advance in my career."
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  • Reviewed: 8/25/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"DO NOT do the MSW program at ASU. They are basically just selling you a degree. They have nearly a 2 hour wait between classes so you are forced to hand out there if you live off campus, and they have very little concern about working students. To fill in class time they have the worst lectures which are repeats of the same people from the BSW class. Finally, I was very dissatisfied with my internships as well. All in all, a very bad experience. Go elsewhere!"
Gretchen
  • Reviewed: 8/16/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"The School of Social Work has its strong points and areas that could use improvement. The school has great ties to the Tucson community and a wide variety of internship possibilities. This has been the best and most helpful part of my education. There are also night classes available for students who are working or have other responsibilities during the day. The classes and instructors have been hit or miss. Some classes have felt like a complete waste of time and money and the only reason students attend is in order to check the class off of the list of required classes."
Brigette Manson
  • Reviewed: 7/3/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"I recommend Arizona State University because of the multicultural student/faculty environment that allows for optimal learning in a diverse population. The University is active in the community in all fields of education and careers in order to provide students with adequate experience for the real world. I have enjoyed ASU because of the college experience and the endless opportunities provided for leadership and skill development."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Arizona State University Master's Social Work program was well worth the time. I gained so much knowledge and was able to do an accelerated program. I enjoyed the professors and would recommend the program to anyone."
Tara Barnes
  • Reviewed: 4/29/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"My experience at Arizona State University has been exceptional. I graduated with my Bachelor's of Social Work degree in 2016, where I was able to maximize my learning capabilities because of the wonderful instructors I acquired, along with the extraordinary campus resources that were provided. I was able to build strong relationships with my instructors and fellow students throughout my time at this university. I felt supported in this program, and felt like the needs of my education were always put first. Arizona State University actively seeks to provide students with a safe environment. If I felt unsafe for any reason, I could easily request a campus staff member to walk with me to the parking lot, and they would do so happily. I also was able to utilize the writing center as a resource to guide me in professional resume writing. This tool was very helpful in providing me with a pathway to achieve my future career goals. I would highly recommend Arizona State University as a leading university that specializes in quality and takes the needs of their students very seriously."
Becky Krumm
  • Reviewed: 4/26/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"The MSW program at ASU is helping me to achieve my full potential. The instructors are knowledgeable not only in the academic world, but also have practical experience that enhance your learning. The classes focus on the use of critical thinking. There is a culture in the MSW program that is inclusionary and professional. Students make up a variety of age ranges."
Yamayra Castanos
  • Reviewed: 2/1/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"The MSW program at Arizona State University is, in fact, an interactive and very knowledgeable program. The classes I have taken have been very worthwhile towards my career; not one class is a waste of time. I would give this degree program a 5-star review."
Sarah
  • Reviewed: 1/4/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"The Masters of Social Work program at Arizona State University is absolutely focused on preparing its students for their future careers. Emphasis is placed on skill development through hands-on learning, and is balanced with a strong foundation in the field and its many applications. For an instantly applicable education taught in a supportive environment, ASU's MSW program is an excellent fit."
Laura P.
  • Reviewed: 12/28/2016
  • Degree: Social Work
"Arizona State University, School of Social Work provides a diverse and comprehensive educational experience. Many classes have under thirty students, giving this large university a relatively small college feel. The experience is enriched by professors with years of comprehensive clinical knowledge who bring real-world situations to the classroom seamlessly integrating didactic and practical learning. As an older student returning to school after many years, I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of this rich cultural environment. I highly recommend Arizona State University, School of Social Work to individuals searching for a high quality education at an affordable price."
Shawn Israelsen
  • Reviewed: 9/28/2016
  • Degree: Social Work
"Arizona State University is an outstanding school and meets my expectations. Arizona State University has offers many networking possibilities and prepares me for real world experience in my chosen career. I appreciate ASU and the professors in providing excellent educational knowledge to help me achieve my career goals."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Social Work
"I attended the Tucson School of Social Work to receive my MSW. What I liked about the program was that it was small, so you can get to know your classmates and teachers very well. Attending the Tucson location means that if you are looking for opportunities to get involved in government, advocacy, or research, your options are limited and you'd have to make a serious effort to connect to faculty and organizations in Phoenix. Also, this is not the school's fault, but the cost of the degree is not commensurate with pay in the field. Before applying to this program, get a job in behavioral health with an employer who will do tuition reimbursement. Although I now have a job in the field, I'm pretty sure I will never pay off all of my student loans before I die."
Victoria Hoffman
  • Reviewed: 3/8/2016
  • Degree: Social Work
"The Flexibility of the MSW program is very appealing, however some required classes are not offered on multiple days. The supportive staff in the Social work office have been a blessing as well. The only con I can really speak of is the high cost of parking. I received my undergraduate degree from ASU and I returned 18 years later for my masters because I love the school."
Amanda Thurston
  • Reviewed: 12/9/2015
  • Degree: Social Work
"I am enrolled in the Masters of Social Work program at Arizona State University in downtown Phoenix. Overall, it is an excellent program with challenging curriculum and supportive, knowledgeable faculty in the field. Transportation and parking is a pain but the small campus size makes up for the limited parking."
Gary
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2015
  • Degree: Social Work
"Find your own way at ASU. Otherwise you'll get swept up in the Sun Devil madness, own more red and yellow clothing than you ever wanted, and by the time you're done realize that your skin tone has taken on a slightly more of a jaundice/sunburn look than you would have liked. Also, you'll be compelled to look and act like a displaced SoCal resident so much that you'll lose most other sense of identity. So take my advice; drink the coolaide sparingly, go to a few games, and enjoy the Sun Devil atmosphere; but don't join the pack. Find your own way."
Cortney Tipton
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2015
  • Degree: Social Work
"I feel that the MSW program at Arizona State is competitive enough. There needs to be more financial resources available for those that are pursuing the social work field. While there is a stipend program available, it is not realistic for all participants and additional options should be available to students."