Social Work

Southern Illinois University

24 months
35213 USD/year
14085 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Social Work degree program offers preparation for professional social work practice. The organizing principle of the M.S.W. program is the improvement of the quality of individual life through the enhancement of social and economic justice and opportunity. 

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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.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Ethnic Diversity and Social Service
  • Social Work Research
  • Social Welfare Policy
  • Evaluation Research.
  • Foundation Seminar II
  • Advanced Practicum Seminar II
  • Health and Mental Practice II

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


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.
3 (required)
3 (recommended)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Meet all admission requirements set forth by the Graduate School.
  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in the last two years of undergraduate coursework.
  • Show evidence of a broad liberal arts base with substantial preparation in the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities.
  • Demonstrate content in human biology and introductory statistics.
  • International students must have a TOEFL score of 550 (paper); 80 (internet) or above.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35213 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35213 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    14085 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14085 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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