Masters of Social Work (MSW)

Stream Social Studies
Course Type Master
Duration 2 Years


Masters of Arts in Social Science is a post-graduate Social Science program. Social science is the field of study concerned with society and human behaviors. A social science course is a group of subjects focused on what influences humans and their society to act in a way and how these actions can be monitored and modified. 

MA Course Curriculum

There are numerous field under which one can pursue his/her career in Social Study. These fields varies in different prospect and can offer student with the diverse knowledge. Some of the courses being offered under Master’s Program of Social Study are:

  1. MA English
  2. MA Political Science
  3. MA History
  4. MA Psychology
  5. MA Philosophy
  6. MA Social Work
  7. MA Economics
  8. MA Archaeology
  9. MA Sociology
  10. MA Geography

Program Pattern

  • The students can appear after completing their Under Graduation Education with the branch or specialization of their interest.
  • The Students has to follow the 2 years course as a semester pattern, i.e. 4 semesters during the entire course.

Entrance Exams

Some of the most popular entrance exams are:

  1. Tata Institute of Science and Technology Social Work Entrance Exam (TISS)
  2. Jamia Millia Islamia MA Admission Entrance Test
  3. KUCET Social Work Entrance Exam
  4. Manipal University Entrance Exam
  5. University of Mysore Entrance Exam
  6. University of Delhi Combined Entrance Examination
  7. IGNOU Entrance Examination
  8. Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) MSW Admission Test


Some of the top Colleges are:

  1. Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai
  2. Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
  3. Delhi School of Social Work, Delhi
  4. IGNOU
  5. St. Stephen’s, Delhi
  6. Xavier Institute of Labor Relations, Mumbai
  7. Madras School of Social Work, Chennai
  8. Fergusson College, Pune

Future Scope

Some of the popular field of scope are:

  • Content Writer/ Editor: An editor is a professional responsible for the overall style and content of a publication.
  • Anthropologist: A cultural anthropologist studies the art, traditions, customs, and languages of societies to learn how humanity has developed over a period of time.
  • Archaeologist: An archaeologist is a professional who studies the origin, development, and behavior of human beings.
  • Teacher/ Professor: Candidates interested in the field of academics can choose to be a teacher in a school or a professor in college/ university after attaining required qualification.  


The salary varies depending upon the field to field and organization to organization. The more diverse the field of job, the more salary you’ll get. The average annual salary of some of the job positions are (approx.):

  • Economists- RS. 14,00,000
  • Anthropologists- RS. 5,00,000
  • Content Editor- RS. 4,00,000

It begins from RS. 2,00,000.

The Master of Social Work (MSW) is a master's degree in the field of social work. It is a professional degree with specializations compared to Bachelor of Social Work (BSW). MSW promotes macro-, meso- and micro-aspects of professional social work practice, whereas the BSW focuses more on direct social work practices in community, hospitals (outpatient and inpatient services) and other fields of social services.

Program Outcome:

  1. It will provide multiple perspectives to analyse and engage with social issues.
  2. The programme will enable students to locate the role of a social worker as a professional specialisation within this context.


  1. The minimum eligibility for the post graduate diploma is a Bachelor’s degree from any recognized University with the minimum 55% aggregate marks. 
  2. Candidate has to apply for entrance exam for the college they want to appear either NET, SET or Private Institutes Entrance Exams.
  3. Candidate who scored the minimum eligibility criteria can proceed further for Personal Interview Test, Written Ability Test and sometimes Group Discussion as well.

Program Objectives:

  1. To foster scientific knowledge about the dynamics of problems and issues in our society.
  2. To cultivate the ability to analyze the ideologies that lead to systematic domination and marginalization of vulnerable groups.
  3. To enhance people’s capacity for social functioning and promote social justice.
  4. To foster attitudes and values necessary for working with people and organizations, both governmental and non-governmental for achieving the goals of social work profession namely.