24 months
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774 USD/credit 23220 USD/year
774 USD/credit 23220 USD/year
516 USD/credit 15480 USD/year
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About

Through thoughtful care, the Master of Social Work program at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania produces students and communities who thrive. We put first the needs of our diverse body of students. We strive to be of service to all people and offer tangible benefits that transform lives. 

Overview

The program, jointly offered with Millersville University, is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania’s Social Work program values close relationships with faculty, equitable and inclusive programs that adapt to a range of ethnicities, abilities, and experiences, and a focus on the impact our university can have for our greater community.

What Will I Learn?

You will learn how to become an advanced generalist social work practitioner to work in the areas of :

  • Aging
  • Child welfare
  • Criminal justice/corrections
  • Drug and alcohol/addictive behaviors
  • Education/school social work
  • Family services
  • Health care/public health
  • Homelessness
  • Disabilities

Core classes, electives and internships will provide you with the necessary values, knowledge, affective and cognitive processes and competencies to practice social work with all client systems in a variety of settings and various roles. You will be able to facilitate change within the boundaries of social justice and human rights.

NEW! Students with an undergraduate degree in social work who qualify for advanced standing may advance their education with Ship's online MSW.  Classes are taught by the same faculty who teach in the face-to-face program and are designed for working professionals with workplace internship options. Classes may meet asynchronously or synchronously one evening per week.

What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have?

This NEW! Students with an undergraduate degree in social work who qualify for advanced standing may advance their education with Ship's online MSW.  Classes are taught by the same faculty who teach in the face-to-face program and are designed for working professionals with workplace internship options. Classes may meet asynchronously or synchronously one evening per week.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Understanding Social Work Practice with Diverse Populations 
  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment I
  • Social Welfare Policy
  • Micro/Mezzo Social Work Practice
  • Macro Social Work Practice 
  • Research Methods

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • The Social Work program starts only in May. Please ensure your application is submitted with all supplemental materials by the end of February prior to the term

Credits

60 SCH
  • or the advanced (36 credits)

Delivered

Blended

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Students may apply for advanced standing admission if they graduated from a CSWE-accredited social work program within the past eight years and have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better and a social work GPA of 3.25 or better.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Rèsumè
  • Program statement
  • Three (3) recommendations
  • Regular standing admission is for students who completed a baccalaureate degree with a major other than social work as well as students who graduated from a CSWE-accredited social work program within the past eight years but did not meet the QPA requirements for advanced standing.
  • Students must demonstrate they have successfully completed coursework in each of the following areas: Human Biology, Economics, Government/Political Science, Psychology, Sociology/Anthropology, and Statistics. Applicants can be admitted with course deficiencies on the condition that these course deficiencies are completed before students start the fall semester of the specialization year. The program provides information about options for completion of these prerequisites upon admission to the program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 774 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    23220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 774 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    15480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 516 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Shippensburg

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.

Funding

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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