Master On Campus Online

Social Work

Arizona State University

12 months
25200 USD/year
23544 USD/year
11720 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The professional program leading to the MSW degree prepares social workers for advanced professional social work practice. The Social Work MSW program from Arizona State University is designed to prepare social workers to be capable of responding effectively to the needs of special populations, particularly in the American Southwest.


This master's degree program prepares recent BSW graduates for advanced professional social work practice with diverse populations. Completing the Social Work MSW program from Arizona State University, you will be able to pursue a career in a variety of professional settings that include mental health organizations, schools, and community, nonprofit and government agencies.

Career Opportunities

There are many paths within social work that graduates can pursue. Career examples include:

  • adult and juvenile correction social worker
  • behavioral health hospital social worker
  • community advocate
  • community organizer
  • gerontology services patient coordinator
  • grant and fund developer
  • group therapy clinician
  • homeless services outreach coordinator or shelter director
  • individual counselor
  • nonprofit leader and manager
  • policy analyst
  • program director
  • school social worker
  • social services administrator
  • wellness programmer


The MSW program is the only CSWE-accredited program in the State of Arizona. The school has a continuum of education from the BSW through the Ph.D., as well as credit-bearing certificate programs and continuing education classes that offer continuing education units (CEUs).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Micro Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • Macro Human Behavior in the Social Environment 
  • Research Methods in Social Work 
  • Social Policy and Services 
  • Diversity and Oppression in a Social Work Context 
  • Macro Social Work Practice 
  • Advanced Social Work Practice 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


51 SCH
  • 51, 54, 57, 60 credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.
  • A bachelor's or master's degree in a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution. All applicants are required to have completed a course in human biology and a course in statistics.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work
  • three letters of reference
  • professional resume that includes volunteer and paid work experience
  • statement of educational and career goals
  • signed standards of ethical and professional behavior form
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25200 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23544 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11720 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Online Arizona resident: $16,728/year
  • Online Non-Arizona resident: $18,040/year

Living costs for Phoenix

900 - 1450 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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