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Social Work, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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The Master of Social Work program prepares graduates for advanced social work practice with disenfranchised clients. The organizing framework for the MSW program’s curriculum is the strengths-based empowerment approach.

About

Major components of this approach emphasize helping individuals, families, and communities to recognize and utilize their capacities; gain awareness of available options; understand the barriers and obstacles they may face; reinforce their hopes and aspirations; and integrate internal and external resources to improve the quality of their lives.

The MSW program focuses on advanced direct practice with individuals and families.

A critical purpose of the MSW program is to develop competent, ethical, and effective professionals who will be able to utilize advanced knowledge, skills and values to promote social justice and provide leadership in the expansion of service delivery systems in a diverse society.

The MSW program will enable students to integrate knowledge, values and skills of the social work profession through the program’s curriculum design, including both academic coursework and the field placement experience.

The program prepares graduates to engage in a variety of human services’ roles in a wide range of settings.

Accreditation

Youngstown State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • Oppressed Populations
  • Social Welfare Policy and Program Analysis
  • Social Work Foundation Practice
  • Adversities and Resiliencies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.7

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.7 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

  • A bachelor's degree from a college or university certified by a regional accrediting agency (e.g., North Central Association of Colleges and Schools) approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Cumulative grade-point average in undergraduate work of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (some programs require higher GPAs).
  • Satisfactory preparation for the graduate program in which the student wishes to enroll as specified by the department of the major.
  • A test of written/spoken English, which the University reserves the right to request, of any entering graduate student whose primary language is not English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    588 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 588 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    588 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 588 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Youngstown

  • 787 - 1300 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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