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Social Work

Ferris State University

Master
24 months
Duration
951 USD/credit
634 USD/credit
634 USD/credit
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About

With an advanced degree in Social Work at Ferris State University, you will have more employment doors opened and have the ability to make a greater difference in people's lives.

Overview

The curriculum includes study in Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Clinical Practice, Research and Policy. Ferris has a clinical concentration in the MSW program. As such, the emphasis will be on clinical theory and practice as well as the policy contexts of practice. You will be trained to treat behavioral, mental and emotional issues and be prepared to work as counselors, therapists and clinical supervisors.

Students complete 900 hours of field instruction in one or two different social work agencies. Advanced Standing students' BSW field education counts toward the total number of hours. The capstone project gives students an opportunity to engage in research or program development.

Career

The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts a 25% employment growth for social workers, faster than the average for all occupations. With an MSW, graduates will have a higher earning capacity as well as be in positions of greater influence. The wide range of clinical positions includes mental health and substance abuse therapists, behavioral health counselors, medical social workers, school social workers, marital counselors and child and family clinicians.

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Policy Analysis and Advocacy
  • Generalist Macro Practice
  • Human Behavior/Social Environment
  • Research Methods
  • Diversity and Social Justice

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

35 alternative credits

35-62

Delivered

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.
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Other requirements

General requirements

Traditional Program: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university. Applicants must have an undergraduate degree that includes a clear liberal arts base with a firm foundation in the social sciences, political science, humanities and the sciences. 3.0 overall undergraduate GPA.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    951 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 951 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    634 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 634 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    634 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 634 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

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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