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What Can You Do with a Degree from Crown Family School?

At the Crown Family School, you can explore all the possibilities.

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The Social Work, Social Policy, and Social Administration (SW) degree program at the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice adds an educational and experiential foundation that combines direct social work practice with policy development, interdisciplinary research, and social science theory. The comprehensive nature of the AM degree translates into greater flexibility and choice in your future career.

A degree in social work can be the foundation for a variety of career fields, including:

  • Advocacy and Community Organizing
  • Child Welfare
  • Criminal Legal Involvement and Decarceration
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Global Social Work
  • Healthcare
  • Mental Health and Clinical Social Work
  • Military and Veterans
  • Occupational and Employee Assistance
  • Policy and Planning
  • Public Welfare
  • Research
  • School Social Work
  • Social Welfare Policy
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma-responsive Social Work

Career and Leadership Development

The Crown Family School is one of the few graduate schools of social work with its own Office of Career and Leadership Development, and we encourage you to think of career preparation as an integral part of the curriculum. We will work with you to match your education, experience, and aspirations with rewarding work in a growing number of fields.

Careers in Clinical Social Work

Approximately 60% of a graduating class will pursue careers in direct practice as case managers, counselors, therapists, and clinicians. You will have the necessary knowledge to pass the Licensed Social Work (LSW) exam when you graduate if you have taken the courses in the Clinical Practice concentration. After approximately two years of professional work and supervision, you will be eligible to sit for the exam to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

Careers in Social Administration

About 40% of each graduating class will pursue administrative careers. This career path typically starts with positions as program managers, program directors, and program coordinators.

Careers in Social Sector Leadership and Nonprofit Management

The Social Sector Leadership and Nonprofit Management (SSL) degree program at the Crown Family School educates leaders focused on creating a more inclusive and just society by combining a deep understanding of the organizational and policy environments shaping social sector action with the most up-to-date skills in organizational management, governance, and analysis.

SSL gives students the necessary knowledge base and skills to lead social sector organizations, particularly those in the fields of health and human services, community organizing and development, policy implementation, and advocacy. Graduates will be able to provide the effective leadership needed to address some of society's most pressing social challenges. 

Careers for Doctoral Graduates

Graduates of Crown Family School’s Doctoral Program go on to become leaders in the field of social work and social welfare scholarship. Our program is unique in that our students receive the theoretical training needed to become applied social scientists. Upon graduating, the majority of our students take faculty positions in universities while some take positions in research institutes or government agencies. 

I went from opportunity to opportunity. I was lucky. The Master’s degree from the Crown Family School is a great credential. It allows you to go into many fields.

Sunny Fischer