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Social Work, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The focus on undergraduate Social Work education at Mississippi State University is designed to help students blend theoretical concepts with practical experiences inside and outside of the classroom.  Students learn the skills to work with individuals, groups, and communities to offer optimal services for people facing challenges in life.  

Graduates of the Social Work Program are competent professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to practice in a wide range of practice areas. Employment settings include schools, nursing homes, child protection agencies, hospitals, youth development programs, non-profit organizations, psychiatric facilities, and many other settings.  As you consider social work as a career field, we encourage you to ponder the numerous possibilities for employment with a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree.  

In fact, recent occupational projections make known that the growth rate for social work out-paces that of other service professions.  Notably, a BSW degree from Mississippi State University provides a strong foundation for a great career in social work.   We encourage you to consider becoming a part of a rewarding profession. 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Welfare Policy
  • Populations at Risk 
  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • Social Work services in Schools 
  • Substance Abuse Services in Social Work 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    525

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Certified, translated copies of all transcripts, mark sheets, and diplomas, in a sealed, stamped envelope from your school.
  • An official ACT score of 20 or higher, official OLD SAT score of 960 or higher, or NEW SAT score of 1030 (only if your GPA is below 3.0 based on our evaluation of your transcripts OR if you are applying for scholarships). 
  • English Proficiency
  • Once you've been admitted, go to the International Student Services website for additional requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23950 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    23950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23950 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8910 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8910 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Starkville

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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