Social Work, Master | Part time online | Northern Arizona University | United States
72 months
416 USD/credit 4160 USD/year
416 USD/credit 4160 USD/year
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The mission of Northern Arizona University’s Social Work  Program, synonymous with the mission of the NAU Social Work Department and grounded in the history, purpose, and values of the profession, is to educate competent generalist and advanced generalist social workers.


Our generalist and advanced generalist foci are grounded in social work knowledge, values and skills; geared to practice with rural and Indigenous populations of the Southwest; and, focused on addressing poverty, structural racism, and oppression; providing leadership in promoting human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice; and service with vulnerable and underserved populations locally, regionally, and globally.

What Can I Do with a Master of Social Work?

The Northern Arizona University Social Work program is committed to a social work practice model with diverse individuals and rural client well-being.  The Program incorporates theoretical perspectives or approaches that make-up a strengths-based framework which is used to elaborate on the Program’s mission and to develop the Program’s goals.  Developing a strengths-based framework must include knowledge of culturally competent practice.  Embracing the need to give voice to marginalized communities, NAU’s MSW curriculum addresses ways for students to learn and practice ways of working with diverse groups of clients that best enable members of those communities to achieve their goals. 

Career opportunities that might be pursued:

  • Therapist/Clinician
  • Hospital care coordinator
  • Employee assistance counselor
  • School-based interventionist
  • Non-profit administration
  • Child welfare specialist
  • Expert witness
  • Child and youth services
  • Disability services
  • Family support services

Programme Structure


  • Social Policy And Services
  • Foundation Field I
  • Organizational Leadership, Administration & Supervision
  • Social Work Research Methods
  • Direct Practice In Mental & Behavioral Health With Children And Adolescents
  • Disabilities And Technology In The Lifespan
  • Verbal And Social Behavior Of Children With Autism And Other Developmental Disabilities

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent. 
  • Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College.
  • Transcripts
  • For details on graduate admission policies, please visit the Graduate Admissions Policy
  • International applicants have additional admission requirements. Please see the International Graduate Admissions Policy 

Individual program admission requirements include:

  • A course in human biology to be completed by the end of the first semester enrolled in the program.
  • A course in basic or applied statistics to be completed by the end of the first semester enrolled in the program.
  • A minimum of 250 volunteer and/or relevant paid human service work experience.
  • 3 letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 416 USD per credit during 72 months.
  • National

    4160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 416 USD per credit during 72 months.


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