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Social Work, MSW

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Athens, GA, United States
The primary mission of social work is to enhance human well-being and to help meet the basic humanneeds of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty.

Overview

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.

The programme

Students leave our program as competent and creative social workers ready for advanced practice. The MSW program at 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.

We invite motivated and dedicated students who want to work for positive social change to apply to our program. If you are accepted into the MSW program at UGA, you’ll choose from two concentration areas:

  • Family Centered Social Work Practice—your courses will have a clinical focus and will prepare you to work directly with clients.
  • Community Empowerment and Program Development—your courses will have a broad focus and prepare you to work with community programs and in community advocacy and administrative positions.
And we offer three ways to earn your MSW. Full time program—four-semester program starts each fall. Advanced standing program—three-semester program for recent BSWs starts in the fall. Part time program—afternoon and evening classes for eight semesters, including summers, starts in the fall.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Gerontology
  • Nonprofit Management

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 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Evening
    • Duration description

      8 semesters, including summers.

  • 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:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Application for admission
  • Application-processing fee
  • Transcripts
  • Entrance test scores
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Certification of finances forms (international applicants)
  • Any supplemental material required by the department

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24692 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24692 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    24692 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24692 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    8704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8704 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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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.

Funding

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