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Social Work, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Binghamton, NY, United States
Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Binghamton University's Master's of Social Work (MSW) program trains competent and effective social workers in an empowering, inclusive environment. 

Overview

The Department of Social Work aims to prepare social workers for autonomous, knowledge-based, advanced generalist practice within an integrated community of scholars, practitioners and learners.

The MSW program helps students acquire a broad base of knowledge and skills to address the needs of families, individuals, groups, organizations and communities. The faculty is committed to education that furthers social and economic justice, as well as to developing professional social workers who will become leaders in a complex, multicultural society.

The department offers both full-time and part-time programs, as well as an advanced standing program for qualified students with bachelor's degrees in social work. The part-time program is a blended program, allowing students the opportunity to complete half of their classroom experiences online in a virtual classroom.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • Diversity and Oppression
  • Foundations of Scientific Inquiry with Social Systems
  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • Social Work Practice in Mental Health: Psychopathology and Psychopharmacology
  • Generalist Social Work Practice
  • Social Welfare Policy and Programs

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 42 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    53

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

All applicants must submit:
  • Online application
  • Transcript(s)
  • Personal statement
  • Résumé or curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE or GMAT scores, unless otherwise specified by program
  • Any program-specific application materials, such as writing or work samples, licenses or certifications, and test scores
International students must also submit:
  • International Student Financial Statement (ISFS) form
  • Supporting financial documentation
  • Proof of English proficiency (including TOEFL, IELTS and PTE Academic scores)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24507 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24507 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    24507 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24507 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    15377 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15377 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Binghamton

  • 910 - 1990 USD/month
    Living Costs

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