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Social Work, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (ARWU) Little Rock, AR, United States| Online
The mission of the master ’s program of the UALR School of Social Work is to prepare social workers for advanced practice and leadership roles who have the skills and knowledge to enhance individual, family, group, organization, and community well-being, to work for social and economic justice, and to meet the human service needs of Arkansas and the surrounding region.
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Overview

The Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program is offered in Little Rock. After completion of the foundation year, students choose one of two concentrations for their second academic year of study: advanced direct practice (ADP) or management and community practice (MCP). The M.S.W. curriculum consists of 60 hours of graduate work, including 32 foundation hours, 22 concentration hours, and six elective hours. Internships are an integral part of the curriculum design, totaling 18 hours of course work or 1200 practice hours by graduation (1000 hours for advanced-standing students). Advanced-standing students are given credit for 17 hours of graduate work and need 43 hours to graduate. For more information about the program, visit the following website.

On-Line Program

Part-time, Fully On-Line Program

The online program focuses on clinical social work practice, where students will learn contemporary, evidence-informed practice approaches that can be used across a wide range of settings and with diverse groups of individuals, families and groups. The program can be completed in three years, which includes the completion of both course work and field internships. Field placements are determined by the MSW field coordinator, in conjunction with the student, and every attempt is made to find a suitable placement in, or near, your geographical location.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Gerontology
  • Introduction to Animal Assisted Therapy
  • Social Aspects of Death and Dying
  • Adult Development and Aging
  • Foundations of Social Work Practice I
  • Foundations of Social Work Practice II
  • Advanced Standing Seminar
  • Health and Biology of Aging

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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

  • Baccalaureate degree with a liberal arts perspective from an accredited college or university.
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 is required.
  • Satisfactory scores on either the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller’s Analogy Test (MAT) taken within the last five years. Test scores must be received before an admission decision can be made.
  • Narrative statement of professional orientation. (format included in the application packet)
  • Acceptable references indicating a propensity for both academics and social work practice.
  • Three form letters of reference from professional, academic, or volunteer associates. (forms included in the application packet)Volunteer, employment, and other life experiences relevant to the career choice of social work.
  • Official transcripts with degree posted prior to the student’s enrolling in a graduate level course.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    725 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    725 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    320 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 320 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Little Rock

  • 875 - 1320 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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