Master On Campus

Social Work

Seattle University

24 months
23595 USD/year
23595 USD/year
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The Master of Social Work program from Seattle University prepares students to develop values, skills and knowledge in advanced clinical social work practice, including: Assessment of vulnerabilities, strengths and resilience in individuals, families and groups in social, cultural and historical contexts, evidence-based and culturally responsive interventions to restore and enhance functioning.


The mission of the Seattle University Master of Social Work (SU MSW) program is to educate students for social justice-focused and community-based advanced clinical social work practice. 

The program seeks to advance equity in access to excellent clinical social work practice for historically marginalized populations by preparing competent and effective practitioners who restore, maintain, and enhance human and community well-being with unwavering attention to social and economic justice. The program is committed to respectful engagement and collaboration with community partners in its scholarship, teaching, and service.

Learning Outcomes

 Graduates of Seattle University’s MSW program should be able to:

  • Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior.
  • Engage diversity and difference in practice.
  • Advance human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice.
  • Engage in practice-informed research and research-informed practice.
  • Engage in policy practice.
  • Engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities.
  • Assess individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
  • Intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
  • Evaluate practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundation Field Practicum
  • Generalist Practice : Social Work with Individuals & Families 
  • Social Work and Social Justice: Ethical Professional Formation 
  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment 
  • Advanced Field Practicum

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


66 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Completion of 3 courses in liberal arts content, specifically one course in each of the areas: Humanities, Social Science, and Natural Science.
  • Completion of a Statistics prerequisite course before enrollment.
  • Criminal Background Check/Criminal Offender Record Information. (Although this is not part of the application process applicants who are offered admission will receive instructions to complete the background check before field placement.)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23595 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 47190 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    23595 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 47190 USD for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for Seattle

1480 - 2580 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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