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Social Work Western Kansas, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #372 (QS) , KS,
Built upon the commitment to a strengths perspective of social work practice, the Master of Social Work program offers educational opportunities for those who wish to expand their skills in helping individuals and communities develop their capacities to support and enhance the quality of life for all people.

About

The school recognizes that individuals with a natural skill in helping come from all backgrounds and encourages them to apply.

The Western Kansas Master of Social Work degree prepares graduates for advanced clinical social work practice with individuals, families, and groups. The first level of the master’s curriculum is a generalist foundation required of all students. The foundation consists of six classroom courses and a two-semester practicum that reflects the generalist intent.

At the advanced level, the focus of the student’s academic preparation is twofold: on developing the assessment skills needed to identify the client’s personal, interpersonal, environmental, and/or systems needs; and on selecting, in concert with the client, appropriate interventions that are evidence based and supported as best practices. Students are exposed to social work theories and methods applicable to the range of practice settings in which clinical social work services are provided and are able to apply this developing knowledge in the field education component of the program.

The Western Kansas M.S.W program is taught in the blended format, which combines face-to-face and online learning with the in-class attendance occurring every other Saturday on the Fort Hays State University campus or Garden City Community College campus. Practicum placements are available throughout western Kansas. The Field Education Office works closely with students to secure field practicum experiences that fulfill the required competencies for foundation level and advanced level M.S.W. students. Students are referred to agencies for placement interviews based on information provided about professional interests and personal learning objectives. Every effort is made to locate a field placement within a one hour drive from the student’s home.

Accreditation

Officially accredited/recognized by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, University of Kansas (KU) is a very large (enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Basic Field Practicum
  • Social Work Practice I
  • Social Policy and Program Analysis
  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • Social Work Practice II
  • Community and Organizational Practice
  • Social Work Research

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Undergraduate studies must reflect the successful completion of liberal arts courses, including those in the social sciences and humanities
  • Undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0 or above
  • Online application including three electronic reference forms and student-issued transcripts from all previously attended schools regardless of degree status
  • All applicants who have been employed in a social work setting should submit an electronic M.S.W. reference form from at least one supervisor
  • Non-refundable application fee of $65 for domestic students and $85 for international students

Tuition Fee

  • International

    977 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 977 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    977 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 977 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    420 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 420 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Lawrence

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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