48 months
20720 USD/year
20720 USD/year
8000 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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In the BSSW program at Tennessee State University, the student will achieve a B.S.S.W. degree (Bachelor of Science in Social Work) which prepares the student for entry-level professional positions in social work. 


Tennessee State University has a service-mix area that includes approximately 1.1 million people, including all ethnicities, races and socioeconomic groups. The Nashville metropolitan area, including a small rural population requires a variety of social service agencies to serve this population. 


Goals of the Social Work Program from Tennessee State University are to:

  • Prepare students for professional entry level generalist social work practice to effectively meet the human needs of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities in Metro Nashville.
  • Provide students with an understanding of the dynamics and consequences of human oppression and discrimination, and with strategies to promote social and economic justice.
  • Prepare students to be committed to lifelong learning and continued personal and professional growth, and to provide leadership in the development of the profession and the service delivery system.
  • Provide students with the content about the social environment of social work practice, the changing nature of this context, and the behavior of organizations, and the change process.

Programme Structure

Topics include:

  • human behavior in the social environment
  • social work practice methods of assessment and intervention
  • the diverse levels and contexts of practice
  • the behavior, contexts, and change processes in organizations and communities

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admissions Application and $25 application fee. (Check or Money Order)
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores (TOEFL/IELTS is waived with "C" or better in college-level English Comp I)
  • Notarized Affidavit of support and financial statement.  These documents must not be older than six (6) months prior to desired semester of enrollment
  • Official transcripts from colleges/universities attended in the United States
  • Official transcripts and authorized school records with a course-by-course listing of courses and grades received; such transcripts must have been evaluated by a foreign educational credential agancy, at the student's expense. 
  • Proof of required immunizations 
  • Copy of passport
  • Take the ACT/SAT test if under the age of 21
  • Please do not submit emailed documents to the Admissions Office

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10360 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    20720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10360 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4000 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Nashville

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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