ACU’s M.S. in Social Work program offers an innovative curriculum aimed at preparing leading social work practitioners in the field. Designed to produce versatile social work leaders, you are able to incorporate faith and employ technology into your work in the program. You will identify and make use of what works from the most promising interventions and forward-thinking programs and policies to empower and instill hope in your clients, in essence promoting positive social change.
The first year of the program introduces important ideas and concepts that are at the heart of what it means to be a social worker and to engage in evidence-based practice. The second year concentrates on evidence-based social interventions with systems of various sizes. Students also spend a significant amount of time in field practicum experiences.
ACU also offers an Advanced Standing program for students who have completed a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from a program accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE). Both programs combine classroom study with supervised internships in social service agencies and include either, a thesis or a research project suitable for dissemination.
In cooperation with the Graduate School of Theology, the School of Social Work has developed plans whereby students can pursue the M.S. in Social Work degree concurrently with the Master of Arts in Christian Ministry degree.
ACU’s M.S.S.W. program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and is ranked the 3rd best value Christian College Social Work program accredited by the CSWE.
|Tuition per credit hour||$1,194|
|Degree||Master of Science in Social Work (M.S.S.W)|
|Program length||2 years|
|Application deadlines for Fall 2018||February 16 for priority review (for scholarships, graduate assistantships and field practicum sites)
May 1 for standard review (deadline may extend if space is available)
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Various forms of financial aid are available to assist you with funding your education. Learn more about these opportunities and visit our Graduate Financial Aid page to apply for scholarships and graduate assistantships.