48 months
43410 USD/year
43410 USD/year
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Marist Social Work students want to help people. For Marist students, social work is more than just a job–it is a means with which to improve lives and communities. With the expert faculty, research opportunities, field experience, and community focus of the Social Work Major from Marist College, you’ll have the tools to do just that.

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In the Marist Social Work degree, we place a great deal of emphasis on service-learning, which brings together faculty, students, and community organizations in order to link learning goals with civic responsibility and community empowerment. As a part of the curriculum, students are engaged in either a consciousness-raising project on campus or work with a community organization to address a social need. 

Students have worked to stomp out stigma against mental health illness, increase equity for the LGBTQ community, raise awareness about sexual assault and harassment on campus, and push for fossil fuel divestment on campus. Hasion Gaston '20, featured below, created a series of social-emotional workshops for local youth during his Tarver Internship. He facilitated eight seminars ranging from value trees to personal reflections on leadership to vision boards.

Student Learning Outcomes

The Social Work program from Marist College is designed to prepare students for competent social work practice as defined by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Educational Policy Accreditation Standards (EPAS). The goal of competency-based education is to assure that students can successfully integrate and apply the competencies in practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. The core competencies are further explained as a Social Work Program Competency (SWPC).

There are nine SWPCs:

  • SWPC 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior
  • SWPC 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice
  • SWPC 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice
  • SWPC 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice
  • SWPC 5: Engage in Policy Practice
  • SWPC 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
  • SWPC 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
  • SWPC 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
  • SWPC 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Each member of Marist’s Social Work faculty is either a former or practicing social worker. 
  • They are all at the top of their field with a diverse range of experiences working with a variety of populations. 
  • But the most important quality that our faculty provide is their dedication to your future. 
  • Our small class sizes allow our faculty to attain one-on-one relationships with each student and to closely advise you throughout your academic career at Marist.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Early Decision: November 15th
    • Early Action: November 15th
    • Early Decision 2: February 1st


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application: You can choose between the Marist Application (online or print) or Common Application 
  • Secondary school transcript(s)
  • SAT/ACT scores:  Marist is a test-optional school, but you can still submit your scores for consideration
  • One Letter of Recommendation: Counselor letter of recommendation is required. 
  • Personal essay
  • Any supplemental materials: Check if your desired program requires application supplements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43410 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 43410 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    43410 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 43410 USD per year during 48 months.

Health Insurance: $3,275

Living costs for Poughkeepsie

1138 - 2480 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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