Top Social Work Programs for Career Support defines Career Support as: Quality of career planning, resources and support received both during graduate school studies and after.

Students can continue to review their programs at and qualify to win a $1,000 scholarship, awarded once per semester. Reviews will be incorporated into upcoming program rankings.

1 University of Minnesota Twin Cities 9.25
2 Alabama A&M University 9.21
3 Simmons College 9.20
3 Baylor University 9.20
5 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 9.17
6 CUNY Lehman College 9.13
7 University of Kansas 9.10
8 New Mexico State University-Main Campus 9.05
9 The University of Alabama 9.00
10 The University of Texas at Arlington 8.92
11 Florida International University 8.90
12 University of Arkansas at Little Rock 8.80
13 Boston College 8.79
13 Barry University 8.79
15 Winthrop University 8.75
16 Western Michigan University 8.67
17 University of Southern California (USC) 8.57
18 University of Denver 8.56
19 Washington University in St. Louis 8.54
20 University of Maryland Baltimore 8.52
21 Florida Atlantic University 8.50
22 Rutgers University-Newark 8.49
23 Springfield College 8.48
24 Fordham University 8.45
25 Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 8.42

METHODOLOGY reaches current and recent graduate students through scholarship entries as well as social media platforms. These program rankings cover a period from September 1, 2012 to September 30, 2015. assigns 15 ranking categories to each graduate program at each graduate school. Rankings cover a variety of student topics, such as academic competitiveness, career support, financial aid, and quality of network.

For a given graduate program, rankings are determined by calculating the average score for each program based on the 15 ranking categories. These scores are then compared across all ranked schools for that program and are translated into a final ranking for that graduate program, i.e., business and management. A given graduate program is not ranked until a minimum threshold of graduate student surveys is completed for that graduate program.