• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Students in our Social Work Program will learn knowledge, values, and skills to become a professional entry-level generalist social worker for the 21st century. The School of Social Work offers a both a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a major in Social Work. 

The BSW Program began in the Fall 2008 and is currently the only public institution of higher education in Oregon that offers this degree. 

Your Potential To Be Exponential

At Portland State University , you feel like you’re part of a movement. The kind that keeps your classmates rooting for you and your professors pulling for you. You’ll form bonds with faculty and friends in small classes that dive deep into the issues that matter most to you. We are proud to be one of the nation's most transformative universities. Because every time your success inspires others, you change the world.

Accreditation

We were accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) in June, 2011.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Oppression and Privilege
  • Advocacy for Policy Change 
  • Social Justice Practice
  • Human Behavior through the Lifespan
  • Beqinninq Generalist Practice

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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General Requirements

  • To enroll as a freshman (first year), you must have completed secondary school or high school. Your education must be equivalent to United States secondary school or high school education.  
  • You must have a cumulative (overall) grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 when converted to the U.S. 4.0 grading scale.
  • Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement. You may be admitted to Portland State University and an Intensive English Language Program (IELP) pathway if you do not meet PSU's English Language Proficiency Requirement. Learn more about PSU’s English language programs.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29837 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29837 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    29837 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29837 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10081 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10081 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Portland

  • 1271 - 2270 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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