Arizona State University Reviews - Social Work

3.72 out of 5 stars
(10 Reviews)
78% of 10 students said this degree improved their career prospects
90% of 10 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Madison Raksinh - 6/25/2019
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2019
"I overall have had the most amazing experience in my Undergraduate Bachelor's Degree in Social Work at Arizona State. The teachers within the program are extremely experienced, as well as happy to help. This was extremely encouraging as a freshman student beginning to study the social work field. I have now decided to go back and pursue my master's degree in Social Work as well, because of the way that the programs are run and handled.I definitely recommend this school."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Jennifer Baldwin - 4/30/2018
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017
"I enjoyed my time at ASU School of Social Work. The campus was a satelite campus so it was a small community of students. The instructors were mostly well educated and supportive. The one main criticism of the program would be some overlap in classes leading to repetition in core classes that was frustrating. The academic advisors at the college itself were terrible, all three that were employed in the 2 years I was there. The advisors at the main campus were great, and the chair of the department was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Maria Robinson - 2/3/2018
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2020
"I have not yet graduated from my school. I work in the social work field currently and there are a great number of people who are in college, the majority divided between ASU and GCU. What I like about ASU is that it requires in person classes to complete the BSW program. I firmly believe that one gets more out of a classroom setting and though I have appreciated on line courses for convenience as I have to work full time, I think that in the field of social work it is vital to acknowledge and interact with the diversity of the students studying in this field. Grand Canyon University on the other hand has an entirely online bachelors of social work degree available. While again I am also appreciative of the online classes that have enabled me to continue to work and progress my academic career at a nice pace, social networking in this field is irreplaceable. ASU is supportive of it's students and has an excellent tutoring program."
1.4 out of 5 stars
Prefer not to say - 8/25/2017
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017
"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!"
3.8 out of 5 stars
Lilliana Garcia - 6/7/2017
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015
"Since grade school I envisioned gaining higher education. It was a topic that was lightly introduced to children but teachers would not spend much time exploring educational paths with students. I attended a public school in a low income community. Coming from a family with no college background, my parents expected their children to take advantage of the education opportunities. And her I am as an ASU graduate student pursuing my graduate degree. The experience at ASU has remained similarly between undergraduate and graduate programs. I had an overall good experience with instructors and their quality of teaching. In social work, teachers know their material, and also have field experience being real social workers. The BSW curriculum in Social Work, sets the foundation for the major with opportunity to specialize in a concentration. The university has a diverse student body. In my experience, students are friendly and willing to help you. The campus has adequate security that offers safety in campus during the day and night. The ASU downtown campus in particular, is well lit and appears safe to students with night class sessions. Financial services are available to all students in-person and online. My experience as an undergraduate student inspired me to continue my education at ASU and pursue a graduate degree in Social Work. I enrolled in the the graduate program in 2016 and have an expected date for graduation of May 2018."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Jennifer Gonzalez - 3/23/2017
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016
"My experience at Arizona State University was better than I expected. I completed my bachelor's degree in social work which was located in the downtown campus. I loved that the classes were smaller and I could really get to know my classmates and instructors. I felt that ASU was always making sure we had everything we needed by giving us a call or emailing us. I felt that ASU really wanted us to succeed."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Liliana Salgado - 3/14/2017
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014
"Arizona State University provides a unique program, Child Welfare Scholar program that is partner with the Department of Child Safety. I am a scholar of that program and can truly say I haveĀ learned a tremendous amountĀ about the career I was pursuing. The staff in the university is amazing and very welcoming. I have gained valuable experience and social networking with being part of ASU but mostly importantly of this unique program ASU provides to social work majors."
2.4 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 5/31/2016
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2011
"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."
4.1 out of 5 stars
Gary - 8/19/2015
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2013
"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."
4.0 out of 5 stars
James B. - 4/19/2013
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2010
"I graduated in 2010 with an Interdisciplinary Studies degree. My concentrations were Social Work and Religious Studies. Although the instruction in the online IDS classes was good I graduated with few job prospects. I really have no one to blame but myself. I was interested in Social Work but did not want to go the traditional route. Believing that IDS would offer an expanded breadth of knowledge that would make me a more attractive hire to the Social Service providers I was interested in I went that route.My recommendation is this: do your homework if you don't know exactly what job your degree will qualify you for; do not assume that it will qualify you for anything. Part of the issue was cuts, to federal funding, which fund most of the social service programs. These cuts took place during my 3rd and 4th year of school, which greatly decreased the number of social service jobs available and lowered the pay for those jobs."
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