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Social Work

University of South Florida

24 months
15864 USD/year
15864 USD/year
7840 USD/year
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The Social Work MSW program offered at University of South Florida is a course of study designed to respond to an identified need in the region for skilled clinical social work practitioners.


The program is designed to produce graduates who exhibit professional standards, values, and ethics in the practice of social work; who demonstrate a respect for human beings and a commitment to the capacity for growth and change in people; and who demonstrate the application of professional social work principles through professional discipline and self-awareness in the service of all clients. Graduates will be able to engage in a range of practice methodologies appropriate for treatment of individual and family problems and in work with groups.

The primary objective of the Social Work MSW program offered at University of South Florida is the preparation of the graduate for professional social work practice through the acquisition of specialized knowledge and skills necessary for clinical practice with individuals, families, and groups. 

The secondary objectives of the M.S.W. are: 

  • to prepare students academically for the pursuit of doctoral education in social work or related human service disciplines or professions; 
  • to contribute to the needed supply of professionally educated clinical social workers in the Tampa Bay area, the state, the region, and the nation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Behavior
  • Social Work Macro Practice
  • Social Welfare Policy
  • Social Work Micro Practice
  • Diversity and Social Justice
  • Social Work Research and Statistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


35 alternative credits
  • 35 (with B.S.W.) 
  • 60 (without B.S.W.)



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE scores are not required. 
  • 500-word personal statement and a 500-word essay describing a social problem
  • An interview may be required; experience in the field preferred.
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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    15864 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 15864 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    15864 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 15864 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    7840 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 7840 USD per year during 24 months.


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