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Social Work

Utah State University

24 months
Duration
15964 USD/year
15964 USD/year
4684 USD/year
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About

The Social Work program of the Utah State University is built on the advanced generalist philosophy and framework, which allows graduates to practice as social workers in a wide variety of environments.

Overview

This means that rather than being limited to a specific type of graduate social work program, such as medical social work or child and family social work, students are able to use their degree to work in many different areas. Accordingly, the Social Work program of the Utah State University instills in students the advanced generalist practice knowledge and skills essential to promoting social welfare, especially among vulnerable populations, in institutions such as education, health, employment, housing, and criminal justice. The department’s conceptualization of advanced generalist social work education emphasizes direct practice skills.

The advanced generalist model was adopted at USU for several reasons:

  • It fits well with Utah State University’s land-grant heritage and mission that mandates providing educational access to diverse statewide communities
  • Many of Utah’s communities are rural, where the need for MSW-level social workers is particularly acute, but access to MSW programs is severely limited
  • Studies have supported the efficacy of the generalist and advanced generalist curriculum not only for rural practice, but for practice in other settings as well.

Utah State University’s master of social work program is offered in both a full-time and part-time option. The two-year, full-time program is available to those attending the main USU campus in Logan. The three-year, part-time program is currently available at other locations throughout the state of Utah.

Career Options

A MSW is necessary to provide clinical services (e.g., psychotherapy) and for advancement to supervisory or administrative positions.

With an MSW, you will be able to work in the following areas:

  • Public welfare (administration and planning, case management, program evaluation, policy setting, public interest groups)
  • Criminal justice/corrections (counseling/therapy, rehabilitation, probation, parole, youth services, victim assistance, courts)
  • School social work (clinical social work, pupil personnel services, student advocacy, instruction)
  • Child welfare (case management, advocacy, intervention)
  • Family Services (adoption agencies, foster care organizations, etc.)
  • Private Practice (or private social service agencies)
  • Gerontology (advocacy/intervention, counseling, case management, programming, public policy)
  • Clinical (counseling, therapy, community mental health centers, community residential homes, residential treatment centers, substance abuse treatment programs)
  • Administration (management, policy development, planning)
  • Local, State, and Federal Government (courts, school systems, etc.)
  • Occupational (counseling, education, wellness promotion, employee assistance, organizational development, human resources, labor unions, health maintenance organizations (HMOs))
  • Developmental disabilities (case management, program planning and evaluation, policy development)
  • Health care (case management, counseling, program development, administration, research)
  • Community organization (program and community development, advocacy, politics, education, planning)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles and Philosophy of Social Work
  • HBSE I: Individuals and Families in Their Environment
  • Generalist Practice I: SW Practice with Individuals, Families, and Groups
  • Generalist Practice II: SW Practice with Groups, Organizations, and Communities
  • Social Work Research Methods
  • HBSE II: Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students from any undergraduate major can apply to this program. However, they must have completed at least 21 credits of coursework in the social/behavioral sciences
  • Complete the online application
  • Pay the $55 application fee
  • No Graduate Entrance Exam Required
  • Provide transcripts of all college/university credits
  • Provide three contacts for letters of recommendation
  • Provide a personal statement
  • Provide a resume
  • Additional reference letters
  • Complete the MSW Supplemental Application form, which can be found on the department website 
  • Work experience is highly desirable but not required

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15964 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7982 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    15964 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7982 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    4684 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2342 USD per semester during 24 months.

Funding

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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