Social Work, Master | Kutztown University | Kutztown, United States
24 months
774 USD/credit 24768 USD/year
774 USD/credit 24768 USD/year
516 USD/credit 16512 USD/year
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With the Social Work program of Kutztown University, you will be prepared to apply your passion for helping people in a fulfilling career promoting personal, family and community well-being. The MSW prepares you for advanced specialized clinical practice and leadership roles in diverse social situations.


The 64 credit (44 credit for advanced standing) Social Work program of Kutztown University may be completed in a variety of face to face and online formats for full and part-time schedules including an executive schedule design. 

Social workers provide invaluable service on the front lines of mental health, addiction, conflict resolution, advocacy and community development. Their work environments and areas of specialization range from private practice, health organizations, schools, mental health organizations, children and youth agencies, nursing homes, veterans services, prisons, substance misuse clinics, and human services agencies. 

Working closely with our engaged faculty, you’ll learn the researched and proven ways to solve problems for the greater good—one family at a time. You’ll collaborate with faculty and human service providers to provide service to persons at risk, intervene with families in crisis, make connections and change the social environment to support the families of today and tomorrow.

The advanced year provides a concentration, developing depth, breadth and specificity in knowledge of the family in its social environment. Students develop further specialization through elective course offerings and a 960-hour agency-based practicum experience. This specialized program of study is achieved through each student's choice of six, 1-credit elective courses from a broad range of topics, from therapeutic interventions to agency administration and policy development.

Potential areas of specialization are wide and varied:

  • Child and Family Social Workers support troubled parents, advocate for children’s rights in court, and help youth find homes through adoption.
  • Criminal Justice Social Workers assist the incarcerated, ex-offenders, their families, or crime victims to help them move forward.
  • Medical Social Workers work in hospitals, homecare, or rehabilitative settings.
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers service people with clinical mental health or addiction.
  • School Social Workers advocate for the fair and equal treatment of all students and they work to remove barriers and connect families with resources in public and private education settings.

Sample Career Options

  • Medical Social Workers
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Worker
  • School Social Workers
  • Child Welfare
  • Human Resources
  • Marriage and Family

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • Social Work Practice with Individuals
  • Social Welfare Policies
  • Social Work Research Methods
  • Social Work Practice with Groups and Families
  • Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


64 SCH



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • Official transcripts from all previous colleges or universities
  • Personal Essay and Social Issues Essay (Waived for KU BSW Holders)
  • Three professional letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24768 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 774 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    24768 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 774 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    16512 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 516 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Kutztown

1000 - 1500 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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