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Social Work, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, CA,
The MSW Program offers graduate professional education in advanced social work practice from a transcultural multi-systems perspective, with a particular focus in a field of practice. The curriculum has been developed to emphasize application of skills in those areas of practice where the need for social workers in the next decade will be the greatest in the state of California.

About

Social work is a dynamic and challenging profession that presents exceptional opportunities for personal job satisfaction. A professional social worker helps people cope with interpersonal and social problems and obtain the resources they need to live with dignity. Additionally, social workers help communities mobilize and deliver the services and support their citizens require. The School of Social Work is committed to the core values of service, social justice, the dignity and worth of individuals, human rights, competence, integrity and scientific inquiry. We honor diversity. Employing a transcultural perspective, we train our students to practice professionally in a broad range of groups, including Latinos, Asian and Pacific Islanders, African Americans, the disenfranchised and the marginalized. We offer undergraduate and graduate degrees. Accredited by the Council of Social Work Education, our MSW program may be completed in two or three years.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Social Policy and Services: History and Values
  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment I
  • Transcultural Generalist Practice I
  • Social Work Practicum I
  • Research Methods and Design
  • Social Policy Analysis
  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment II
  • Transcultural Generalist Practice II
  • Social Work Practicum II
  • Research Methods, Data Analysis and Evaluation
  • Social Work with Aging Populations
  • Social Work Practicum III
  • Special Study

For more information please visit the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    44

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

Admission Requirements: To be considered for admission into SJSU, graduate applicants must meet the minimum CSU Eligibility requirements and SJSU program requirements set forth by our individual departments. SJSU minimum requirements for graduate school eligibility are:

  • The completion of a 4-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized, accredited, and approved institution from a foreign country, or the completion of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Hold a GPA of at least 2.5 (from the 0.0-4.0 U.S. grading scale) in the last degree completed, or a GPA of 2.5 in the last two years of full time study.
For more information please visit the program website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2082 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2082 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    2082 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2082 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for San Jose

  • 1740 - 3150 USD/month
    Living Costs

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