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Social Work

University of Southern Maine

24 months
1186 USD/credit 21348 USD/year
1186 USD/credit 21348 USD/year
432 USD/credit 7776 USD/year
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The University of Southern Maine's School of Social Work is committed to educating culturally competent social work practitioners prepared for multi-level, strengths-based practice that values social justice and the centrality of community and environment in enhancing the well-being of diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. 


The programme

The first-year Social Work curriculum at University of Southern Maine provides a broad-based introduction to the social work profession. Students take 31 credits of study. During the first semester, students complete the course,  Multicultural Social Work, which provides a framework for integrating and centering the issue of diversity within the profession of social work. 

The MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The School of Social Work graduate program description and requirements contained here are supplemented by the MSW Handbook, which can be accessed online at It is important to recognize that students will be held to the policies and standards in this catalog, the MSW Handbook, and the Field Work Manual.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Multicultural Social Work
  • Critical Thinking about Human Behavior 
  • Generalist Social Work Practice 
  • Social Welfare Policy 
  • Social Work Research 
  • Field Seminar 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • At least 18 credit hours in liberal arts such as literature, math, history, philosophy, performing arts, and humanities,
  • Course work: In addition, the MSW Admissions Committee will review each applicant's undergraduate coursework to determine whether any one or more of the areas specified below are under-represented: 
  • At least 6 of the 18 credits must be in the social sciences, preferably, psychology and sociology, and
  • A statistics course
  • Applicants who lack the above liberal arts courses but are otherwise qualified may be accepted into the program conditionally. The expectations for meeting the conditions will be explained in the acceptance letter.
  • Applicants with a BSW degree from a social work program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education may apply for advanced standing within 7 years of completing a BSW degree.
  • GPA of 3.0 or above in any previous graduate work in social work;

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21348 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1186 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    21348 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1186 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    7776 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 432 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Gorham

1370 - 2127 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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