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Social Work, Master

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #551 (QS) , MO, | Online
The MSW Program emphasizes a commitment to enhancing human well-being by alleviating social problems, embracing diversity and promoting social and economic justice with systems of all sizes through advanced clinical social work practice and policy planning and administration in human services.  


The nation faces a critical shortage of qualified personnel who possess the rigorous research skills needed to develop, plan, and evaluate social work interventions and the structure of social services. The Master of Social Work (MSW) Program prepares graduates for leadership in professional social work practice within the areas of Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice or Policy, Planning and Administration in Human Services. Doctoral programs in social work are the major resource for social work researchers and scholars. The rapid growth and development in new social work undergraduate and graduate programs throughout the country has also increased the demand for doctoral social work faculty. In recent years, there have been 400-500 doctoral faculty vacancies advertised annually in schools of social work, while the number of graduates has remained at 250-300 per year, with one hundred of those graduates seeking non-academic positions.


Officially accredited by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, University of Missouri  is a very large coeducational higher education institution. University of Missouri offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Social Work Practice
  • Social Policy and Service Delivery in Social Work
  • Foundations of Human Behavior
  • Social Work Skills
  • Large Group Theory
  • Social Justice Seminar
  • Research Methods in Social Work
  • Graduate Field Practicum 

              Detailed Programme Facts

              • More details: early priority January 15, rolling admission after March 1
              • Programme intensity Full-time
                • Full-time duration 12 months
              • Languages
                • English
              • Delivery mode
                On Campus, Online

              English Language Requirements

              • Minimum required score:


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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

              • Completed Graduate Studies online application
              • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
              • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)
              • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or University with the applicant’s undergraduate transcript reflecting a sound liberal arts foundation, including courses in the humanities, as well as in the social and behavioral sciences.

              Tuition Fee

              • International

                27090 USD/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 27090 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
              • National

                27090 USD/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 27090 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
              • In-State

                11252 USD/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 11252 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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              Living costs for Columbia

              • 800 - 1300 USD/month
                Living Costs

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


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