24 months
24980 USD/year
24980 USD/year
8060 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Social Work at Boise State University is committed to preparing students for rewarding careers supporting some of the most vulnerable populations in the community. 


Social Work at Boise State University's graduates are fully prepared to begin successful careers dedicated to helping others, fighting for social justice, and working to make the world a better place.

Social Work is a field of study dedicated to human rights, social and economic justice, egalitarianism, and respect for diversity. Social workers are employed in a wide range of industries such as health care, substance abuse prevention and treatment, governmental organizations, advocacy work, nonprofit administration, and much more.

They work with some of the most underrepresented populations in our communities including the homeless, children in foster care, and refugees. Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) are also able to offer counseling services to help individuals improve the quality of their lives and provide clinical services to address more serious behavioral health concerns such as mental health and substance use.

Career Prospects

The social work programs at Boise State are rigorous and transformative. Our faculty work closely with students to develop them into future community leaders by providing a comprehensive and hands-on education. This program provides students with the support they need to find excellent internships in their specific area of study, whether that’s fighting for policy changes in the legislature, supporting reproductive rights at health care providers or any variety of causes working toward positive social change.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • HBSE Social Dimensions of Human Behavior
  • Foundations of Research 
  • Foundation Field Work 
  • Advanced Social Work Practicum
  • Advanced Practicum Seminar 
  • The Evaluation & Treatment of Mental Disorders
  • Adv Research: Program & Practice Evaluation
  • Adv Interventions I: Comparative Theories

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Priority: December 1Final: March 31


61 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended.
  • A personal statement that reflects the applicant’s best professional writing.
  • A current résumé or curriculum vitae. Please list volunteer/work experience in the following format:
  • Applicants may not receive academic credit for work experience in the field or for life experience.
  • A criminal background check.
  • Completion of the Criminal and Substantiated Abuse History Disclosure form (required) and Criminal and Substantiated Abuse History Disclosure Statement (if required).
  • Completion of the Licensing Certification and Professional Program History Disclosure form.
  • Read and certify agreement that the applicant has read the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics https://www.socialworkers.org/.
  • Complete the Verification of Candor and Accuracy form.
  • Three letters of recommendation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24980 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 24980 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    24980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24980 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    8060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8060 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Boise

810 - 1310 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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