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  1. Look for schools that have tracks or concentrations in clinical social work. By nature, these will have greater focus on counseling. I also took a look at what courses they offer to see which and how many therapeutic modalities they offer. Off the top of my head, Boston College and Columbia have a strong clinical programs and offer many modalities.
  2. Double check the application website for the school. Some are not at 11:59 pm, and some vary by time zone.
  3. Just a heads up to everyone applying or accepted to UMB: There are 2 students doing field placements where I currently volunteer. Yesterday, I talked to the first year about the field placement process. Turns out that you don't get to select your first field placement! They just give you one regardless of your interests. So it's likely that you'll spend you're entire first year in a field placement outside of your interests. It also sounded like the process in which they do this is a mess. Just an fyi!
  4. @Nai23 I would look into how much Yeshiva's program is theologically driven and just how much focus is on serving diverse populations. I'm not saying this as a knock against them. I just know that the student body as well as the university is very Jewish. If that is what you want, I would just research how it is viewed in the academic community and what alumni have said.
  5. Thanks for letting me know UIC does first come, first serve, which I find super strange btw. I lived in NYC for a few years, which basically ruined most other places for me. It's always a comparison. Plus, most my friends koved there after college, and it is so hard to find friends as an adult. I dislike Maryland, but again, it is based upon my past experience. Baltimore is a cool and affordable city. Despite what the news would have you believe, it's a pretty safe city outside the violent neighborhoods. Baltimore >>>>> D.C. A big consideration for me in choosing a school (other than academics) is field placements and the location itself.
  6. I am applying! Have you already received acceptances and rejections? Where did you apply? Me: I have a MPP ('15) and have worked in social or health policy since 2013. I have healthcare experience prior to that. I did research as an undergraduate at Cornell for 3 years cumulating in an honors thesis. I also did a research/capstone project for my masters degree. I have volunteered as a rape crisis advocate, patient care advocate, NAMI course instructor, and right now, an assistant case manager at a housing non-profit.
  7. I do not think I will apply to UMB. I hate Maryland and want to leave. I have been here almost 5 years... and that is 5 too long.
  8. Does anyone know about the affordability of an MSW in the U.S. vs. Canada?
  9. Everyone needs volunteers, especially non-profits and social service organizations. I cannot tell you how many times I am thanked each time I volunteer. Idealist is a great place to look or VolunteerMatch. Or if there is a local organization that you are interested in, just email them!
  10. I lived in Rhode Island, and it charmed the pants off me. Plus, it is a very affordable place to live. I wouldn't right off RIC.
  11. I wish! There is not one. You must apply to each school individually.
  12. Never mind, I did a search. They are now no longer on my list.
  13. I am actually applying for both MSW and PhD Programs, mainly focusing on MSW/PhD programs. Since they have small acceptance rates, I am applying to what I feel is a lot. I am also considering applying to some solo MSW programs, but right now, those applications are not my top priority. MSW/PhD Programs: - U Michigan - Berkeley - UCLA - U Chicago - Rutgers - U Penn - Boston College - Possibly Wisconsin & Pitt Also considering for MSW or just PhD programs: - Denver - Hunter College - Columbia - NYU - Illinois - Chicago - U Washington I live in Maryland now, but I want to leave. I use to live in NYC and loved it. So, I would like to return, but there are no joint programs there.
  14. Hi all! I wanted to start a thread for those applying to MSW/PhD programs. I am currently considering applying to a ton of programs to increase my chances of acceptance. I already have an MPP. It looks like most programs want you to already have a masters prior to applying. I have also worked in healthcare and health policy for about 8 years. Stats, if interested: - BS from Cornell. GPA: 3.4, but I was pre-med and took a ton of life science courses. Excellent grades in social science courses. - MPP from Brown. They do not do GPA and only give whole letter grades (no +/-). - GRE: V 162/ Q 157/ W 5.5 (V+Q 319)
  15. I am making mine comprehensive. Applications ask for the past 10 years experience or experience since high school. They say nothing about length. Plus, CVs are typically many pages. Remember, this is not like applying for a job and resume length is not as relevant.
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