What can you do with an MSW?

Published April 12, 2023

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Fortune magazine quotes Nancy Smyth, professor and interim associate dean for faculty development in the School of Social Work, in an article about the demand for social workers and the versatility of a master's degree in social work.

“What I often say is people who think they know social work don’t know all of the things that social work touches,” Smyth says. “When it comes to human service-related master’s degrees, [a master’s in social work] is one of the most versatile degrees."

Fortune also quoted Smyth in a second story on why the government is aggressively hiring social workers. “[Social workers] can help communities, help organize and identify their strengths, respond to challenges, and help people address human rights issues in their communities,” she says.