What is MSW?

The Master of Social Work (MSW) is a master’s degree in the field of social work. It is a professional degree with specializations and it promotes macro, meso and micro aspects of professional social work practice.

Candidates who pursue a Master’s in Social Work can work in the field of medicine, psychiatric social work, Human Resource Management, criminology, correctional administration, NGOs and many welfare communities as the need for professionals in the field is growing day by day.

As MSW is a professional as well as practical course, it is designed in a blended way that students will get both exposures of Theory and Practical. The ratio of both is 40:60. The duration of the course will be full time two year divided into four semesters.

Eligibility Criteria for the admission in MSW

Candidates holding a bachelor’s degree of three years or more duration such as the degree in Arts, Commerce, Science, medicine, engineering, agriculture, nursing etc. from a recognized Indian University or an equivalent degree from a foreign university should be eligible to apply for admission to the master’s degree course. (UGC regulation for Master of Social Work)



The intake of candidates for Master course in Social Work should not exceed 40, subject to the conditions of the overall admission policy of the University.


Scope of MSW 

MSW covers wide varieties of social issues which affects most of the people and parts of the society… some of them are given below


Acquisition of skills after MSW 


  • Good communication skills
  • Good listener
  • Critical thinking
  • Social perceptiveness
  • Integrity
  • Self-awareness
  • Empathy
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Tolerance
  • Persuasion
  • Decision Making
  • Ability to coordinate