University of Wisconsin - Madison Reviews of Master's in Social Work

  • 9 Reviews
  • Madison (WI)
  • Annual Tuition: $25,336
100% of 9 students said this degree improved their career prospects
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Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"The school was great, very hands on. The professors were always available and willing to help."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"UW- Madison has a great school of social work program. I never lived on campus so I don't have a great perspective on campus life."
VS
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Offers a world class education, though the political climate creates uncertainty for underprivileged students and professors' retention."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"I got both my undergraduate and graduate degree from UW. It is a great school."
Brent Gust
  • Reviewed: 6/25/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"The educational program is of excellent quality. The professors are all currently working in the field, so they bring invaluable and up-to-date knowledge into the classroom. I have had nothing, but kind, pleasant interactions with the students and the faculty."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"UW-Madison was supportive of international internship experiences and offered an excellent macro-social work program. It was a great school and carried good prestige for it's social work program."
Anna
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"UW-Madison has a beautiful campus and is nestled within a fun town. However, there are administrative issues that may make some marginalized groups feel unwelcome and possibly unsafe."
Rebekah Tripp
  • Reviewed: 2/3/2016
  • Degree: Social Work
"The pros of UW-Madison's part-time Master in Social Work program is that is has two sites: one in Madison and one in Eau Claire. This way it reaches a larger base of students and making it more convenient to attend. It holds classes on Saturday which allows the student to continue working throughout the week. The cons are that although the program is part-time, it often feels like a full-time program with the workload. It also has limited opportunities for financial assistance other than loans."
Amanda Grunwald
  • Reviewed: 5/28/2014
  • Degree: Social Work
"UW-Madison is one of the top-ranked master's level graduate programs in the nation. As a Wisconsin resident, tuition is an excellent value for the degree I am seeking. All courses are taught by faculty, and the TAs that lead the discussion sections for some courses are highly knowledgable and well-versed in the material. Public transportation in Madison is phenomenal; you can get nearly anywhere in the city by bus, and Madison was rated sixth most bike friendly city in the nation by bicycling.com. Plus, UW-Madison is home of the Badgers! Badger pride all the way!! Cons include the awful winter weather in the midwest. It seems to snow for days on end, and the cold can be bitter and painful. But if you're a fan of winter sports and activities, there is plenty to do in and around Dane county. There is definitely a culture of drinking alcohol in Wisconsin that is not found nearly anywhere else, and is especially ingrained at the University. I find the workload of this program to be fair considering it is a graduate program. The amount of reading can be overwhelming, but overall the papers and exam loads seem balanced. Field experience is a critical part of this program, and you have to approach it in an open-minded, professional manner. First year students spend 16 hours a week in field, and second year spend 20 hours a week. Time management is a must in this program, especially if you work an outside job. However, everything is very doable if you stay on top of your coursework and do not procrastinate heavily."