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The focus of the Social Work program at Southern Illinois University is the preparation of social work professionals with advanced skills in human behavior, social work practice, practice evaluation, policy, and critical thinking, with an emphasis on specialized training in Children, Youth and Families, School Social Work, and Health/Mental Health, and the ability to engage in ethical, responsible, and self-critical social work practice in public and private social service systems.
Mission (adopted by faculty, SIUC, September 17, 2008): The organizing principle of the MSW program is service to individuals, families, groups, and communities by enhancing their well being and promoting economic and social justice and human rights. The mission of the Master’s of Social Work Program is the educational preparation of graduate students for advanced social work practice in a concentration area (Children, Youth and Families, School Social Work, and Health/Mental Health). Student learning is based on competent, ethically-responsible professional practice with disadvantaged and diverse groups within state, national, international, and global contexts, with a special focus on rural areas. Special emphasis is placed on building scholarship and leadership capacities to serve as change agents within one’s area of practice and the larger social work profession.
- International Social Work: Generalist Policy and Practice
- Families, Groups and Organizations in Social Work
- Social Work Research
- Legal Aspects of Social Work Practice
- Program Evaluation for Social Work
- Community Mental Health and the African-American
- Women and Community Mental Health
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- Advanced Standing - Summer only - February 1
- Regular Two Year Program - Fall only - March 15
DisciplinesSocial Work Sociology View 482 other Masters in Social Work in United States
- 2.7 (on a grading scale with 4.0=A; approximately a "B-" average) on the last two years of Bachelor's coursework
- 3.0 on all previous graduate work (approximately a "B" average)
International35213 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 35213 USD per year during 24 months.
National35213 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 35213 USD per year during 24 months.
In-State14085 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14085 USD per year during 24 months.
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