University of Georgia Reviews of Master's in Social Work

  • 9 Reviews
  • Athens (GA)
  • Annual Tuition: $26,576
80% of 9 students said this degree improved their career prospects
89% of 9 students said they would recommend this program to others
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  • Reviewed: 2/27/2024
  • Degree: Social Work
"What a terrible program. I’m surprised I made it the full 2 years. It could easily be done in a year and half. I can say I didn’t learn much here. I got random certifications on the way and read other books to aid my education. I would not recommend this program. I did harder and more complex research studies on undergrad than I did here. Didn’t read a single “assigned reading” and still graduated with a 4.0. What a joke and a waste of time and money."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"The University of Georgia provides a wonderful education for social workers looking to go into clinical practice. However, it may not adequately prepare someone for other types of social work. I learned a lot; however the 2 year full time program could have been condensed into 1 or 1.5 years. Overall it was good experience though."
Yosheika Hubbard
  • Reviewed: 3/29/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Hello All. Currently, I am enrolled in at the University of Georgia's Master's of Social Work program. I attend the Gwinett campus which is significantly more diverse (e.g., ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, professional background, disability) than the main Athens campus. The thing I love the most about the Social Work program at the University of Georgia (Gwinett Campus) is the emphasis put on the students becoming healthy practitioners/social worker by helping us to develop our own self awareness so that our personal biases do not interfere with the services we will provide to our future Clients. The professors I have encourage are genuinely passionate about social justice and their students. I currently work as a Substance Abuse counselor in training and through this program I have been able to become a better skilled and healthier provider for the people I counsel."
Janeshia H
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"The MSW program at UGA is a great program. I had a smooth transition from undergrad to grad school and the work does not seem to be particularly difficult for me. However, the social work field as a whole seems to be lacking in diversity and curriculum surrounding race/ethnicity and intersectionality with respect to the aforementioned. This program is also good because you have two field placements. One the spring semester of your first year and the other one the entire second year. I would recommend it for people who are interested in clinical work moreso than community."
L. Stephens
  • Reviewed: 2/10/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Excellent program. Professors truly passionate about subject matter and willing to assist students in figuring out interests. Wide variety of classes but a stronger emphasis placed on clinical track as opposed to macro focused study. Professors are available and willing to help."
Lindsay Marion
  • Reviewed: 7/27/2016
  • Degree: Social Work
"The School of Social Work Program for MSW students is phenomenal. The teachers are considerate and genuinely interested in seeing the students do well in their careers. The school is a satellite campus which is located in Gwinnett County, Georgia. The atmosphere of the campus is distinguished and definitely orientated towards students that are already in their profession. With this scholarship I will pay back the loans that I needed in order to achieve my degree."
Deja Thomas
  • Reviewed: 9/18/2015
  • Degree: Social Work
"Pros- The program is filled with really qualified faculty and staff that will help educate you in the most effective manner. These professors are great mentors and they're likely to help you with your academic pursuits! Cons- Graduate School is a challenge, so it is important that yo are prepared for the challenges specific to this program."
Stephanie Jognston
  • Reviewed: 6/23/2014
  • Degree: Social Work
"The MSW program at UGA has a very prestigious history that will enable me to have more opportunities in particular fields.However, I found obtaining financial aid in any capacity was rather difficult to obtain, especially if you did not have any debt when entering the graduate program. This was slightly discouraging since I am someone who worked very hard to not accumulate debt in my undergrad and worked very hard for a 3.95 GPA."
Nancy Horton
  • Reviewed: 1/26/2014
  • Degree: Social Work
"Great graduate program. Totally accessible. Great faculty-very supportive."