Social Work

East Tennessee State University

24 months
27693 USD/year
9015 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Social Work program is a fully accredited program by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).Applicants with bachelor’s degrees from accredited universities or colleges may apply for admission to the traditional, two (2)-year master’s program. 


The first-year foundation curriculum focuses on preparing students with a generalist social work perspective. The second-year curriculum focuses on preparing students for autonomous clinical practice.The purpose of the ETSU MSW program is to prepare students for autonomous clinical practice. The goals, objectives, and course content were developed with this purpose in mind. The MSW program learning goals include the following:

  • To prepare students with the knowledge, values, and skills of clinical practice;
  • To prepare students to engage in competent and responsible clinical practice within public and private agencies;
  • To prepare students to develop and use ethical research in the advancement and enhancement of social work practice.
  • Applicants who have attained a bachelor of social work (B.S.W.), within the last five (5) years, from a program accredited by the CSWE may apply for advanced standing, which can be completed in approximately twelve (12) months (for full-time students).Full-time and limited part-time enrollment is available.

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Multicultural Practice 
    • Human Behavior in the Social Environment I 
    •  Social Work Practice Foundation I 
    •  Social Welfare Policy and Services 
    • Field Practicum I 
    • Advanced Standing Bridge Course
    • Psychopathology in Social Work Practice 

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 24 months
    • Part-time
      • 72 months

    Start dates & application deadlines




    37 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.

    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).

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    Program Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university;
  • A Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 semester credit-hours or 90 quarter credit-hours, with an overall cumulative GPA of 2.75;
  • A liberal arts base consisting of course content in:
    • English composition and literature;
    • Math and Natural Sciences;
    • Humanities;
    • Social and/or Behavioral Sciences courses taken from a combination of Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, and Government;

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      27693 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 27693 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • National

      9015 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 9015 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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