• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Social Work (Completion Programme) course from Marist College emphasizes: 

  • A sociological perspective for understanding human problems
  • The development of self-awareness
  • Personal and professional values
  • Preparation for generalist social work practice and/or graduate study, specifically the MSW

The Social Work Career

Social workers are committed to improving the human condition by maximizing human potential and the quality of the social environment. Social workers advocate for social justice and serve oppressed populations and society's most vulnerable people. BSW education prepares graduates in generalist social work practice methods to serve individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities with a range of problems. 

Social workers often practive in agencies that provide services to those dealing with problems in social functioning, substance abuse, mental health issues, domestic violence, child protection, aging and health concerns, school, employment, and legal issues.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, the graduates of this program are prepared for entry-level social work practice and/or graduate school.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Early Decision: November 15th
    • Early Action: November 15th
    • Early Decision 2: February 1st
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Ethics
  • Human behavior and the social environment
  • Social policy
  • Research
  • Practice theories and methods
  • Related content from liberal arts and specifically from biology, political science, economics, and psychology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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:

    6.5

    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.

General Requirements

  • Application: You can choose between the Marist Application (online or print), Common Application, or Coalition Application. 

  • Secondary school transcript(s)

  • SAT/ACT scores:  Marist is a test-optional school, but you can still submit your scores for consideration

  • Two Letters of Recommendation: one from a counselor and the other from a teacher

  • Personal essay

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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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.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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