Social Work

Brigham Young University

Master On Campus
24 months
442 USD/credit
442 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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One graduate degree is offered in the School of Social Work: Social Work — MSW at Brigham Youth University.  The concentration of curriculum focuses on preparation for clinical practice and research with families and children. 


The School of Social Work MSW of Brigham Youth University's curriculum is focused on preparing students to work with families and children, through one of two emphases:  Clinical and Research.  Forty students are admitted each year.

Key facts:

  • Clinical Emphasis: Students who apply to this emphasis will become practitioners or clinicians with strong direct clinical practice skills. Alumni from this emphasis work in mental health and other direct practice settings, go on to receive LCSW licensure, and work toward becoming agency directors and administrators of social work organizations.
  • Research Emphasis: Students who apply to this emphasis are expected to go on for advanced training in top social work PhD programs. Research emphasis students, like those in the clinical emphasis, will receive strong clinical training and, in preparation for PhD level studies, they will 1) take advanced research courses outside of social work as part of their elective requirements (instead of clinical electives), and 2) submit their research project for professional publication. Alumni from this emphasis will go on to become university professors, work in a research or policy arena, or receive advanced clinical training.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Work in the School Setting
  • Social Services for the Aging
  • Global Issues of Children at Risk
  • Advanced Research Methods in Social Work
  • Social Welfare Policy
  • Spirituality in Social Work
  • Comparative International Social Welfare Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3.76 (recommended)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Write a 4 to 6-page statement of intent specific to Social Work.  Instructions are found on the department website.
  • List prerequisite courses you have taken - in the Standards and Prerequisites Section.
  • One page resume - upload in the online application.
  • Optional Scholarship application - upload to department documents in the online application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    442 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 442 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    442 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 442 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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