12 months
1079 USD/credit 33449 USD/year
1079 USD/credit 33449 USD/year
513 USD/credit 15903 USD/year
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The mission of the the Master of Social Work (MSW) at University of Alaska Anchorage is to develop a community of MSW professionals located across rural and urban Alaska who are dedicated to advancing human rights, engaging in anti-racist and anti-oppressive social work practice, and pursuing justice, equity, and inclusion for all. 


Through a collaborative online learning environment and field practica, students develop advanced generalist social work values, knowledge, and skills in direct practice, leadership, critical scientific inquiry, and policy advocacy to address the complex health and social welfare needs in Alaska and the Circumpolar North.


  • The MSW is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The Social Work program at University of Alaska Anchorage is reviewed by CSWE for reaffirmation on a regular basis.
  • The MSW is structured to allow students to participate in part-time or full-time graduate studies plans requiring from one to four years of study. The MSW is an advanced generalist MSW program, and the curriculum has two components: the generalist curriculum and the advanced generalist curriculum.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Social Welfare Policy and Services
  • Research Methods
  • Social Work Practice
  • Practice: Families and Groups
  • Practice: Organizations and Communities
  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


31 SCH



On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Student insurance

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  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the Admission Requirements for Graduate Degrees. 
  • The application deadline is January 15. Applications are accepted and reviewed once a year.
  • Applications must be submitted online. Paper applications will not be accepted.
  • The Master of Social Work (MSW) reserves the right to request additional materials and/or interviews pertaining to program admission. Admission to the MSW is based on the professional judgment of the MSW Admissions Committee. Only applicants eligible to be licensed as a social worker in the state of Alaska will be admitted to the MSW. Please contact the School of Social Work for further information.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33449 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1079 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    33449 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1079 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15903 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 513 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Anchorage

1320 - 2000 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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