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Master of Social Work University of Missouri - St. Louis




COVID-19 update: This course will start online and continue on campus later. Read more

Course info


UMSL Cyber Start Grant for Fall 2020 - Under this scheme, F1 international students who are unable to report to campus this fall due to COVID19 are able to pay a reduced rate of tuition. • This will only be for the Fall 2020 semester as the students should be on campus in Spring 2021 paying regular rates. • Any UMSL Global scholarship awarded for Fall 2020 would be deferred until Spring 2021. • Students must be enrolled in a degree program conducive to online learning.

The Master of Social Work at UMSL is a two year program that prepares its graduates for professional social work practice. Graduates will have the knowledge, skills and values for direct social work practice with individuals, families, or older adults, or the knowledge, skills and values to effectively manage and lead human service agencies. Social justice principles will guide graduates in their practice at all levels of intervention particularly with persons who are oppressed because of their color, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation or physical or mental ability.

Specialization Level

In the second year of the MSW, students complete 30 graduate credit hours in one of two Specializations:

  • Family Practice
  • Leadership and Social Change

The Specialization Level includes 12 hours of elective coursework which may optionally be organized to give students mastery in one of the following Areas of Emphasis:

  • Health and Behavioral Health
  • School Social Work

Field Practicum

The Field Practicum is an integral part of the MSW. Students will complete:

  • 300 hours (20 hours/week) of MSW supervised practice in an agency during the second semester of the foundation year;
  • 600 hours (20 hours/week) during the Specialization year.

A student must receive a grade of S in the first-year practicum to be eligible to enter the second year field practicum. To remain in good standing, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Master of Social Work.

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees

$22,719.00 (16,65,289) per year

COVID - 19 Fee Changes-Online Start: UMSL Cyber Start Grant for Fall 2020 - USD $825.00 per credit hour for Graduate tuition + fees (Normally USD $1,228.20 per credit hour + fees)

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution


23-Aug-21, 18-Jan-22, 22-Aug-22


School of Social Work

1 University Boulevard,

469 SSB,



63121, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants must have completed a baccalaureate degree before beginning the master’s program.

Grade Point Average

An undergraduate cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on 4.0 scale and minimum 3.0 in the major field of student.

Applicants with a GPA under 3.0 may be considered under certain circumstances.

Entrance examinations

GRE is not required.

International students are required to document English proficiency by providing scores from an internationally accepted standardized examination before a decision is made on admission.

Proof of English proficiency

Minimum requirements vary by department. It is recommended that students have a 79 TOEFL, 6.5 IELTS, or 53 PTE-A

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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