Make a positive impact on children and families.
Child and Family Practice focuses on the four key social problems affecting clients: mental illness, intimate partner violence, poverty, and substance use.
You will have the opportunity to expand your knowledge in a variety of areas. Our electives and practicum experience center around special populations and social problems such as:
Our agency-based practice gives you the opportunity to take what you learn in the classroom and apply it to working with children and families. Through this experience, you will learn how to develop, deliver, and manage services to meet the needs of clients.
Whatever your interest may be, we have just the spot for you. Agency locations include:
A student applying to a master's program must:
International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.
A student applying to this program must have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework or any previous work in a master's program. A student will qualify for Advanced Standing admissions if they have received a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program within 8 years.
Applicants need to submit:
Include recommendations from two individuals who are familiar with your academic potential and achievement, and with your professional or volunteer experience in social work or other human service related fields.
If you are an Advanced Standing applicant who has completed your field practicum in the past 2 years, one of your recommendation letters should be from your field instructor.
Recommendation letters should include how long and in what capacity the recommender and applicant have known each other. The letter will provide an assessment of the applicant’s:
Length: 5-10 pages
Style: American Psychological Association (APA) format
Your essay should demonstrate your interest in earning a master’s degree and working in the social work field. Draw from your academic, personal, and professional experiences to answer the following questions and topics in your essay:
Entry into the social work program and profession is also based on legal requirements. The Clinical Social Work and Social Work Practice Act and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics outline the laws around getting your license and practicing in the field.
|Fall (August)||Extended to March 21|
|Spring (January)||No admission|
|Summer (May/June)||No admission|
The University provides graduate assistantships as a means of financial support. They are intended as a way to facilitate a student's progress to degree while providing important professional development.
To be eligible for an assistantship a student must, generally,
Graduate assistants receive
See Student Accounts for information on tuition and fees. Funding for graduate students is available from several different sources. Students who have been admitted from contiguous states including Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin will receive in-state tuition.
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