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Rutgers New Brunswick (MSW) 2019-2021

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I figured I would start a thread for those who will be attending Rutgers NB for their MSW since I haven't seen one yet. Looking forward to talking to some of you 🙂

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On 4/27/2019 at 9:27 AM, RestlesslyWaiting said:

I'm attending this Fall as well! What made you choose Rutgers over some of the other ones in the area? What are your career interests and long term goals?

Hi! I applied and was accepted to NYU, Boston U, Bryn Mawr, & UPenn. Obviously just by the names, they were super expensive. I decided to go to Rutgers because it has what I have heard to be an amazing reputation for the MSW program and a lot of pull from the name (surprisingly to me) both in and out of NJ. It's respected. Another major reason I decided to go to Rutgers was because I couldn't justify going into so much debt for a social work degree. It was really between Rutgers and Penn, and Penn gave me a good chunk of change but it didn't make that much of a difference when their tuition was 100k alone (not including the cost of living in Philly). Given that I'm not expecting to make a ton of $ after I get my Masters, I figured I should go with the better financial option for me, especially if I'm not really taking a hit from an education stand point. I've also heard a couple other students from my school say some things about Penn's program which made me feel a little bit better about turning them away. 

Right now the goal is to become an LCSW, LCADC and work with children to middle adulthood. I don't have any specific areas of focus, and I'm hoping my field placements help me with that. Trauma work sounds really cool, as well as domestic violence work.

What about you?

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