Master On Campus Online

Social Work

University of South Dakota

12 months
647 USD/credit
647 USD/credit
336 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The purpose of the Master of Social Work (MSW) program at University of South Dakota is to educate and prepare future social work and public health leaders in areas of policy, practice and research. 


The Social Work  graduate degree at University of South Dakota enables you to deliver clinical and therapeutic services, administration and staff supervision, policy analysis, community development, organizational planning and advocating, which effectively meets the needs of South Dakota and surrounding regions. 

Learning outcomes

Clinical social workers assess, diagnose and treat patients facing emotional and mental issues. This process involves an understanding of psychology, interviewing skills and counseling procedures. All states require master's-level clinical social workers to have a license, and most require continuing education units.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Policy Analysis
  • History And Philosophy Of Social Work
  • Generalist Practice I: Individuals And Families
  • Research Methods
  • Practice With Small Groups
  • Diversity And Social Justice In Rural And Urban Communities
  • Human Behavior In The Social Environment
  • Field Education
  • Advanced Social Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All graduate applications are submitted through a Centralized Application Service (CAS). Applicants need to submit all required application materials and pay the $35 application fee. The application fee cannot be waived or deferred and is non-refundable.
  • Some programs require letters of recommendation. Please see specific graduate program requirements for details. The letters of recommendation are requested in CAS and should be submitted by the reference through the CAS Evaluator Portal.
  • One official transcript (in English or with translation) verifying receipt of an undergraduate degree or equivalent degree from an institution with regional accreditation and previous graduate credit and degrees must accompany an application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    647 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 647 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    647 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 647 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    336 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 336 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Vermillion

1024 - 1781 USD /month
Living costs

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


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