Master of Social Work (M.S.W)

Masters of Social Work (M.S.W.) is a two-year postgraduate program which is related to the study of essential humanitarian efforts in a society. The primary focus of the course is on the marginalized and weaker sections of the society who are often suppressed and neglected.The course imparts students knowledge and training related to the upliftment of the marginalized in areas such as education, sanitation, and their welfare. MSW program mainly consists of Foundation Courses, Core Courses and Disciplinary Courses taught in a period of four semesters.The program offers specialisation in the four main areas such as Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, Family and Child Welfare, Psychiatric Social Work and Community Development. Social workers work with one agenda in the society; that is to bring a change.

Law (L.L.B)


Course Eligibility Duration
Post graduation Graduation(any stream) Two years

Entrance Exam    

Some universities have their own entrance exams.


INR Ten thousand to Fifty thousand per annum

Skills Required   

  • Empathy

  • Communication

  • Professional Commitment

  • Critical Thinking

  • Active Listening

Career Options   

The following are the opportunities available for MSW in various fields::

  • Welfare Officer: A welfare officer is a fundraiser for a university, college or private organisation. He/she also works for the welfare of Child/Youth/Women/Labour, etc.

  • Social Scientist: A social scientist is responsible for creating a relationship between society and human behavior.

  • Medical Social Worker: A medical social worker provides the necessary psychosocial support to help patients deal with terminal illnesses or conditions.

  • Community Development Officer: The role of a community development officer is linked to urban planning, housing needs and evaluation of revival projects within a city or community.

  • Probation Officer: The role of a probation officer is to arrange rehabilitation services, supervise the criminals and arrange job training.

  • Rural Development Officer: The rural development officer is responsible for promoting integrated rural development and social upliftment with the aim of improving the standard of living of agricultural workers.

Postgraduate Courses (MSW)   

  • Master in Social Work in Human Resource

  • Master in Social Work in Child Protection

  • Master in Social Work in Counseling

  • Master in Social Work in Disaster Management

  • Master in Social Work in Social Development

  • Master in social work in Correctional social work

  • Master in Social Work in Clinical and Community Practice

Some colleges offering the course:   

In Gujarat

In Maharastra

In India


  • KISS Foundation



  • Clinics

All the students, teachers and guardians should note that the above mentioned websites and information on various colleges/universities may change under the rules and regulations of the education department.