Social Work, Master | Arkansas State University | Jonesboro, United States
24 months
15194 USD/year
15194 USD/year
8546 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The mission of the Social Work program at Arkansas State University is to provide a transformative educational experience that prepares graduates for compassionate, ethical, clinical practice that enhances the well-being and quality of life for individuals, families, groups and communities.


Program Description

The Social Work program at Arkansas State University offers a concentration in rural based clinical social work practice. Students learn the fundamental knowledge, skills, and ethics that guide social work practice and the populations traditionally served by the profession.

Graduates of this program are:

  • prepared to acknowledge and utilize the less formal social exchange between people and systems that exist in rural communities.
  • educated on how to identify and develop resources, and how to use natural helping networks.
  • expected to employ a broad range of approaches, theories and models in their practice and to develop skills that enable them to perform multiple roles in the helping process.
  • aware of the importance of examining issues of diversity; social work values and ethics; how to identify, prevent and interrupt social and economic injustice; and the importance of community empowerment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • Social Welfare Policy and Services
  • Social Justice and Diversity
  • Psychopathology for Social Workers
  • Social Work Ethics
  • Social Work Evaluation and Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The deadline to apply to the MSW program is the second Friday in February.


63 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal & Professional Orientation Paper
  • Department of Social Work Applicant Reference Form (3)
  • Transcripts (GPA in last 60 hours of the undergraduate degree) (Standard Program - 3.0 GPA; Advanced Standing Program - 3.2 GPA)
  • Resume
  • Interview/Spontaneous Writing Assignment- Scheduled interviews to be determined by Admissions Committee
  • A completed online application accompanied by the appropriate application fee ($30 for U.S. applicants/$40 for International applicants), along with the required documents for that specific graduate program
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended since leaving high school. Transcripts must be mailed directly from the institutions previous attended
  • All students are required to present written documentation of measles, mumps and rubella immunization
  • English proficiency scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15194 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7597 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    15194 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7597 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    8546 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4273 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Jonesboro

770 - 1180 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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