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Social Work, BSW

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Joliet, IL, United States| Online
Social Work from University of St Francis is designed for those who wish to make a career out of helping people improve their lives and reach their highest potential. 
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Overview

Social Work from University of St Francis helps students develop skills that will give them the competency they need to be marketable and to make a difference in today’s multicultural world.

Graduates with Social Work from University of St Francis will:

  • Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior
  • Engage diversity and difference in practice
  • Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice
  • Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice
  • Engage in Policy Practice
  • Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
  • Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
  • Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
  • Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    USF accepts applications year-round – however, priority will be placed on those who fulfill their application requirements early (and completely). 

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Child Welfare 
  • Health Care Systems 
  • Legal Systems and the Helping Profession 
  • Readings in Social Work 
  • Social Work in a Pluralistic Society 
  • Field Instruction & Seminar 
  • Human Biology 
  • Statistics 
  • General Psychology 
  • Principles of Sociology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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:

    550

    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: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Verbal Reasoning score:

    158

    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • You need to provide high school transcripts
  • Successful completion of a college prep curriculum
  • 2.5/4.0 cumulative grade point average or higher
  • 1030 SAT/20 ACT score or higher
  • Complete and submit an online application. There is no application fee for online summations.
  • Provide proof of English proficiency
  • GRE – Verbal 158, Writing 4.4

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35000 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    35000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35000 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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On-campus tuition.

Living costs for Joliet

  • 1100 - 1500 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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