48 months
31664 USD/year
31664 USD/year
13244 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Social Work degree at the University of Tennessee Knoxville provides professional social work education programs that prepare undergraduate and graduate students for social work practice and doctoral level graduate students for social work leadership, research, and academia.


About this Degree

Social work is a unique profession: rich with meaning, action, and the power to make a positive difference in the world. Social workers are devoted to helping individuals, groups, and families in dealing with a variety of challenges such as abuse, addiction, discrimination, poverty, and more. If this is something that speaks to you, we encourage you to explore the academic programs we offer as well as the research being done by our faculty.

College of Social Work at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville has a special mission to serve the needs of the state for advanced social work education.  The Social Work degree is offered at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • United States Government and Politics
  • Statistical Reasoning
  • Social Welfare
  • Understanding Diversity in a Global Society
  • Social Work Practice with Groups, Organizations and Communities
  • Field Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

Minimum requirements include:

  • 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher (UTK or transfer GPA)
  • Completion of at least 45 credit hours including English 101/118 and 102 and other general education requirements
  • Completion SOWK 200 (Introduction to Social Work) or its equivalent with a grade of C or higher
  • Completion SOWK 250 (Introduction to Social Welfare) its equivalent with a grade of C or higher
  • Completion of a Personal Essay (please see Progression Application link above)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31664 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31664 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    31664 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31664 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    13244 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13244 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Knoxville

885 - 1454 USD /month
Living costs

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


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