Best master’s of social work programs in Georgia

Three years after completing their degree, master's in social work graduates earn a weighted average salary of $48,475.  Our MSW rankings cover 247 out of the 286 programs available, accounting for 94.4% of total conferrals. We are unable to include schools for which there are insufficient earnings and/or debt data.  

For more information on how we determine the best MSW programs, please visit our methodology page.  

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#1 in Georgia | #75 in Social Work nationally

Georgia State University

Atlanta, Georgia

Economic score: 0.49

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $46,279

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $11,979

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $30,750

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.66

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in Georgia | #130 in Social Work nationally

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia

Economic score: 0.60

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $47,187

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $12,887

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $38,957

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.83

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in Georgia | #142 in Social Work nationally

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, Georgia

Economic score: 0.63

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $47,224

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $12,924

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $40,745

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.86

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#4 in Georgia | #173 in Social Work nationally

Savannah State University

Savannah, Georgia

Economic score: 0.73

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $43,761

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $9,461

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $41,000

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.94

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#5 in Georgia | #237 in Social Work nationally

Valdosta State University

Valdosta, Georgia

Economic score: 1.20

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $42,694

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $8,394

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $63,978

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 1.50

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#6 in Georgia | #241 in Social Work nationally

Clark Atlanta University

Atlanta, Georgia

Economic score: 1.26

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $47,036

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $12,736

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $81,308

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 1.73

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.