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Social Work, Master of SocialWork

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Ocean Acres, NJ, United States
Stockton's Master of Social Work (MSW) Program is designed to educate social workers who are prepared for advanced-level practice with diverse individuals, families, and communities. 
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The Program aims to produce graduates who understand the human condition and the commonalities that all people everywhere share, while respecting and honoring differences in personal and communal history, social class, race, color, ethnicity, culture, language, immigration status, gender, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, political ideology, religion, and disability status.

The program is built upon a strong foundation of generalist social work practice values, knowledge, and skills. Students are expected to understand and be able to apply an ecosystems perspective, the strengths perspective, and empowerment practice theory. They develop a thorough acquaintance with the negative effects of oppression, discrimination, marginalization, and other social forces that block people's ability to meet their basic human needs. They develop familiarity with multiple theories, perspectives, and approaches that will strengthen their ability to work effectively with diverse populations. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  •  Social Organizations and Environments
  •  Social Welfare Policy
  •  Foundation Social Work Practice I
  •  Field I
  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment II
  •  Social Work Research
  •  Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity: Implications for Social Work Practice
  •  Foundation Social Work Practice II

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0;
  • Adequate foundation in the liberal arts (at least 24 credits, as demonstrated in your official transcript);
  • Facility in a second language (other than English) will be considered a strength in the applicant's file.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    961 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 961 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    961 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 961 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    624 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 624 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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