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Social Work, M.S.W.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (ARWU) Baton Rouge, LA, United States
The Master of Social Work programme from Louisiana State University attests to the graduate’s preparation for social work practice and achievement at a level of competence sufficient to serve as a basis for a professional career.
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Overview

The mission of the Master of Social Work programme from Louisiana State University the is to advance social science and social wellbeing by:

  •  engaging in applied and practice-informed research, 
  •  evidence-informed practice and teaching

with the goal of improving lives and working toward sustainable social justice.

Empower students with the skills needed to become highly competent professionals, with a particular focus on the impact of our work on high-risk, under-resourced and diverse populations across the lifespan.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  •  Social Welfare History and Policy
  • Social Work Research
  •  Community & Agency Contexts for Direct Practice Community
  • Advanced Social Policy
  •  Differential Diagnosis

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
    • Duration description

      Part-time (6 hrs/semester) 3-4 years to complete with fall start date

  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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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

Regular Admission to the LSU Graduate School requires: 

  •  a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • a minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) grade-point average (GPA) for all undergraduate work taken prior to receiving a degree and a minimum 3.0 GPA for all previous graduate work for which a grade is given; 
  •  satisfactory academic standing at the last institution attended
  •  acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE); and 
  •  acceptance into a departmental program

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29456 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    29456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29456 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    12541 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12541 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Baton Rouge

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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