Social Work, Master | University of Georgia | Athens, United States
24 months
24676 USD/year
24676 USD/year
8698 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Social Work program at the University of Georgia prepares graduate students for advanced social work practice. We strive to develop future leaders in the profession of social work who are able to meet the ever-changing local, national, and global challenges.


About this Degree

The primary mission of social work is to enhance human well-being and to help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty. 

Professional social workers are employed in schools, hospitals, mental health clinics, senior centers, elected office, private practice, prisons, corporations, and in many public and private agencies that serve individuals and families in need.

Students leave our program as competent and creative social workers ready for advanced practice. The Master degree in Social Work at the University of Georgia is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and our school is ranked in the top 25 percent of social work graduate programs nationwide.

Programme Structure

The MSW program also offers courses that lead to certificates in:

  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Gerontology
  • Nonprofit Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

Applications are complete when the following items are submitted to the Graduate School:

  • The Graduate School application. Application fee: $75
  • GRE Test Scores: not required unless applicant deems they are instrumental in demonstrating academic promise.
  • Transcripts – Upload unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended to the Graduate School application. Send official transcripts after you are offered admission.
  • Narrative Statement – Highlight your commitment to the values of the social work profession as reflected in the NASW code of ethics and clearly specify your career objectives.
  • Resumé – Include details of your work experience in human service through paid, volunteer and internship experiences.
  • Three letters of recommendation supporting your readiness for graduate work, appropriate interpersonal skills and talent for leadership.
  • MSW supplemental form

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24676 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    24676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24676 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    8698 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8698 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Athens

720 - 1170 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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