Social Work, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #748 (BCR) , NV,
Social work is a profession in which practitioners work directly with individuals, families, and groups, helping people cope, change, and solve problems in all facets of their daily lives. Social workers also work with community stakeholders, organizations, neighborhoods and communities, and in activities such as community organization and development, policy and legislative advocacy.


They are employed in a wide variety of agencies, positions, and areas of service, such as mental health, aging services, domestic violence, child welfare, school social work, healthcare services, geriatric social work, and substance abuse treatment and prevention. In addition, social workers may advance to positions of management of social service agencies or establish their own private practice.

The uniqueness of social work as a profession includes the emphasis on the person-in-environment, identification with the most marginalized and oppressed of society, and commitment to core values of social work—social and economic justice, respect for the worth of others, cultural diversity, and the principle of self-determination for individuals, families, and groups. At both the BSW and MSW level social workers may be licensed for social work practice within their state.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Social Welfare Policy 
  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment 
  • Social Work Research 
  • Foundation Practicum 
  • Social Work Research 
  • Macro Theory and Practice
  • Contemporary Issues in Diversity
  • Field Practicum I 
  • DSM: Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Special Topics in Advanced Policy

                              Detailed Programme Facts

                              • More details: Priority deadline: Nov 1
                              • Programme intensity

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

                                • Full-time duration 24 months
                                • Average part-time duration 48 months
                              • Credits
                                63 alternative credits
                              • Languages
                                • English
                              • Delivery mode
                                On Campus

                              English Language Requirements

                              You only need to take one of these language tests:

                              • Minimum required score:


                                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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                                The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

                              • Minimum required score:


                                The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

                              Academic Requirements

                              An applicant must have the following:

                              • A minimum overall grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale for the bachelor’s degree. An earned bachelor’s degree in social work from an accredited program or a degree in another field.
                              • Completion of the following liberal arts courses: English composition or literature courses; college-level mathematics or statistics course; courses in social sciences, preferably in psychology, sociology, and anthropology; a science course; one course in fine arts or humanities; a course in history or political science; a course or content in the biological determinants of human behavior or human biology; a course or content in diverse cultures, social conditions, or social problems. 

                              Tuition Fee

                              • International Applies to you

                                23274 USD/year
                                Tuition Fee
                                Based on the original amount of 23274 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
                              • National Applies to you

                                9364 USD/year
                                Tuition Fee
                                Based on the original amount of 9364 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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                              Living costs for Las Vegas

                              • 880 - 1430 USD/month
                                Living Costs

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