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Social Work Advanced Standing, M.S.W.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
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The Master of Social Work (MSW) at UVU is designed to educate and prepare students for a career at the next level in the social work profession. The MSW will prepare students to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) qualifying them for a wider range of employment opportunities (mental health, medical social work, child welfare, etc.) working with various populations.

About

  • The Master of Social Work (MSW) is designed to educate and prepare students for a career at an advanced level in the social work profession. The MSW will prepare students to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), qualifying them for a wider range of employment opportunities (mental health, medical social work, child welfare, etc.) working with various populations (children, adolescents, adults, elderly, disabled, etc.). The MSW program has three different specializations: Addictions, Mental Health, and Engaging with Diverse Populations, which will focus on the Latino, Polynesian, and Refugee communities. These areas of focus are projected to be significant areas of growth within the social work field over the next decade and beyond.
  • This dynamic, two year full-time program offers required courses in the areas of social work practice, human behavior and social environment, social welfare policy and analysis, social work with Latino, Pacific Islanders, and other Communities of Color, social work research methods, addictions, and a capstone course. Upon graduation, students will have also completed approximately 1,000 hours of field practicum experience. The program offers elective tracks in addictions, mental health, and engaging with diverse populations.

Programme Structure

  • Advanced Standing Bridge Course
  • Advanced Standing Skills Course
  • Advanced Practice with Individuals and Families
  • Advanced Practice with Groups and Complex Cases
  • Advanced Practice with Organizations and Communities

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    43 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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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

Potential students must apply for admission into the program. To be accepted, students must have completed a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Psychology, Social Work, or a related area. However, applicants who have a Bachelor’s degree in another field may be admitted to the program if they can demonstrate significant work or volunteer experience in the Human Services field. All applicants are required to complete SW 1010, BESC 3010, and BESC 3020 or equivalent courses outside of UVU.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    970 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 970 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    390 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 390 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    390 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 390 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Orem

  • 950 - 1650 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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