Social Work

Univeristy of Wisconsin - Whitewater

24 months
1023 USD/credit
1023 USD/credit
495 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The MSW program accepts traditional and advanced standing students who want to advance their careers in social work in one of our concentration areas of: addiction/mental health, military and/or physical disabilities.


The Master of Social Work degree is a professional degree which prepares students through the development of advanced generalist skills for clinical practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities within diverse systems and settings.  

Students graduate from our program as clinicians, group facilitators, supervisors, advocates, and researchers.  In addition, the master’s program in social work at UW-Whitewater prepares students for specialized practice with physical disabilities, military and/or addictions.

The programme

Beginning Fall 2018, the Social Work Department at the UW-Whitewater will offer a Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW). The social work program is 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. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced social welfare policy analysis
  • Social work psychopathology
  • Social work practice with groups, communities, and organizations
  • Social work field experience
  • Social work field research integration capstone
  • Research and program implementation and evaluation
  • Advanced practice: intervention and evaluation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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
  • Demonstration of 24 hours of liberal studies courses 

Work experience

Preferred 1000 service hours (paid or volunteer)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1023 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1023 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1023 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1023 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    495 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 495 USD per credit and a duration of 24 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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