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How long would I have to go to College to be A Social Worker?

How long would I have to go to College to be A Social Worker??? I'm going to my Community College to sign up next week.

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Asked by marcnsarah at 3:53 PM on Apr. 23, 2010 in

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  • a BSW is a 4 year degree, I have one

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 3:55 PM on Apr. 23, 2010

  • 4 years. My sister did that.

    Answer by mompam at 3:56 PM on Apr. 23, 2010

  • It depends on your state. In some states you can work as a social worker/aide with a Bachelor's degree (which is about 4 years going full time), but in order to be a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) you need your Master's degree as well (which is about 2 years). So, in all you would be in school for 6 years.


    Answer by JeremysMom at 3:57 PM on Apr. 23, 2010

  • I went for 6 years to receive my MSW (masters in Social Work) degree............

    Answer by pixie_trix at 4:02 PM on Apr. 23, 2010

  • A minimum of a 4 year degree, if not a Masters. I am in the process of finishing my associates in Human Services, then I will be getting my Bachelor's and Masters in Social Work and become a LCSW and counsel adolescent alcohol and drug addicts.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:09 PM on Apr. 23, 2010

  • An MSW is almost essential, which is five years if you are in an accelerated program (e.g., first obtaining a B.A. in SW). Social work is actually one of the least profitable degrees just so you know.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:16 PM on May. 20, 2010

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