Master On Campus

Social Work

DePaul University

24 months
729 USD/credit 32076 USD/year
729 USD/credit 32076 USD/year
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The Master of Social Work (MSW) program from DePaul University will prepare you for advanced social work, with attention to professional ethics, respect for human rights and recognition of the inherent dignity of all people. The curriculum is grounded equally in theory and practical application.


Choose from one of two concentrations:

  • The Community Practice concentration prepares you to lead human service organizations.
  • The Forensic Social Work concentration prepares you for practice and advocacy in settings where human services and the legal system intersect.

You’ll be grouped in a small cohort, which enables you to get to know your colleagues and receive individualized attention from your professors.

The Master of Social Work (MSW) program from DePaul University is offered on the Loop Campus and can be completed on either a full-time (two years) or part-time (four years) basis. Classes are held on weekday afternoons and evenings. Field placements will require daytime availability and are offered across the Chicago area.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Writing And Development
  • Human Behavior And The Social Environment
  • Social Work Research
  • Social Welfare Policy
  • Foundation Field Education
  • Fund Development And Management
  • Community Practice
  • Advanced Field Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

For admission in the autumn quarter, the deadline for full-time applicants is April 1 and the deadline for part-time applicants is July 1. 


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal Statement (four essay questions accessible through the online application) 
  • Two references (references may be submitted by letter,  email, or the online application's reference tool) from supervisors or instructors who have known you for at least a year. One reference should address your work or professional potential while the second reference should address your academic potential.  If you cannot provide the two types of references, please explain your circumstances in a cover letter attached to the application.
  • Official Transcripts from each educational institution you have attended. 
  • An updated resume or C.V.
  • A non-refundable application processing fee of $40.00.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32076 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 729 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    32076 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 729 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 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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