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Social Work

Western Kentucky University

12 months
Duration
953 USD/credit
917 USD/credit
607 USD/credit
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About

The Master of Social Work (MSW) program at Western Kentucky University (WKU) prepares students for professional social work practice at the graduate level to meet the needs of increasingly diverse rural populations.

Overview

It is particularly dedicated to addressing the work-force needs of agencies that serve families and communities. Moreover, the Social Work curriculum emphasizes social work practice at the advanced level in rural communities.

There are two program options for students meeting the admission requirements outlined below. The Traditional Option requires 60 semester hours for students with a baccalaureate degree in any field and may be taken full or part-time. 

The Advanced Standing Option requires 33 semester hours for students who have earned a bachelor of social work (BSW) degree from an accredited social work program and who have fulfilled the additional admission requirements outlined below. The Advanced Standing Option may be taken full or part-time as well. 

All program options require students to complete SWRK 661 as a capstone course prior to graduation. This course integrates the entire curriculum in a comprehensive practice experience. Students are required to pass a comprehensive examination, the Practice Readiness Exam, prior to graduation.

Mission

Western Kentucky University (WKU) prepares students of all backgrounds to be productive, engaged, and socially responsible citizen-leaders of a global society. The University provides research, service and lifelong learning opportunities for its students, faculty, and other constituents. WKU enriches the quality of life for those within its reach.

Accreditation

Western Kentucky University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Cultural Competency in Social Work Practice
  • Group Dynamics in Social Work Practice
  • Foundation Field Practicum I
  • Generalist Social Work Practice
  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment
For more information please visit the program website

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.7
GRE admission requirements GRE®
139 (verbal)
139 (quantitative)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2.75 or greater GPA based on the last 60 hours of undergraduate and/or graduate semester credit hours prior to admission.
  • A Western Kentucky University Master of Social Work program application, personal statement, and writing sample.
  • Three completed WKU Master of Social Work program reference forms.
  • Liberal arts background - at least 30 hours in liberal arts coursework (social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, communications, mathematics, etc.), including at least one course in sociology, psychology, OR anthropology AND at least one course in American government, political science, OR economics. 
  • Students at or above a 2.75 GPA on the last 60 hours of undergraduate and/or graduate semester credit hours (prior to admission) applying for the 60 hour Traditional Program
  • An interview may be required.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    953 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 953 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    917 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 917 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    607 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 607 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Bowling Green

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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