Social Work

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Master On Campus
12 months
18424 USD/year
18424 USD/year
8926 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Social Work program of University of Wisconsin - Whitewater is a professional education training program that is designed to meet the needs of our society through the preparation of professionally educated social work practitioners.


A social worker with master-level training is an advanced generalist practitioner. The advanced generalist practitioner possesses a wide range of knowledge and competencies in order to respond to a wide range of social problems. In addition, each student is required to identify an area of specialization (addictions with a mental health focus, military personnel and their families, and persons with physical disabilities) which will build on their generalist skills and prepare them for specialist practice.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Social Work program of University of Wisconsin - Whitewater is: To cultivate advanced social work professionals skilled in developing collaborative relationships within dynamic regional and national contexts to address diverse human and community issues that affect well-being.

Program Goals

  • Preparing students through coursework and advising to advance their knowledge, develop strong professional values and ethics, and be able to apply a range of prevention and intervention methods.
  • Engaging students in evidence-informed practices.
  • Partnering students within a framework of community engagement to accomplish mutual goals.
  • Providing students with opportunities to work in partnership with faculty who are actively engaged in practice, service, and research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Assertiveness Training in the Help Professions
  • Grief Management in the Helping Professions
  • Managing Stress and Burnout in the Helping Professions
  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • Social Gerontology
  • Sexuality for Professional Growth

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcript demonstrating Bachelor's degree from a 4-year college or university accredited by a recognized regional accrediting association
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 on 4.0 scale (you may apply if your GPA is less than 2.75, but you would be placed on probation status if admitted). For advanced standing students, a grade of B or better is required in all core social work courses
  • Intro to statistics course: 200-level or higher, with a grade of C or better (this prerequisite may be taken at UWW the summer before the fall your MSW program begins)
  • Personal statement and resume
  • Background check will be completed prior to your field placement, but is not part of the application process
  • 3 letters of reference

Work experience

  • 1000 service hours (paid or volunteer)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18424 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9212 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    18424 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9212 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    8926 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4463 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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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Social Work
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater


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