Department of Social Work College of Behavioral and Health Sciences Austin Peay State University

Department of Social Work College of Behavioral and Health Sciences Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, TN
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
August 5
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
1 Degree Offered
degrees offered


Master of Social Work

The mission of the Mid-Tennessee Collaborative Master of Social Work Program is dedicated to the enhancement of human well-being, diversity, and social justice through developing and improving systems of public social services, especially for children and families, by offering graduate training in social work with a hybrid model of delivery. The mission of the program reflects the dominant values of the social work profession and is dedicated to serving the needs of the region, preparing social workers with an Advanced Generalist practice orientation suited to the social context, and reflecting the values and skills of the profession.

Social Work Accreditation

The Council on Social Work Education is the accrediting body for social work. It is important that a student's degree be accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, as this accreditation is one requirement for licensure as a social worker. The Mid-Tennessee Collaborative M.S.W. degree program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

The Social Work Curriculum

The program is designed for the working professional with on-campus courses offered in the evening and the remaining classes offered online. The M.S.W. is a 60 credit hour degree program. Admission for advanced standing students is available. Eligibility for advanced standing is granted to those students who have Bachelor of Social Work degrees from CSWE accredited programs and cumulative undergraduate GPAs of 3.0.

Advance Generalist

The concentration curriculum (30 credit hours) of the Mid-Tennessee Collaborative M.S.W. degree program prepares students for advanced generalist social work practice. The advanced generalist concentration curriculum builds on the knowledge, values, skills, and roles mastered at the foundation level. The concentration requires that students have greater theoretical and methodological sophistication. It requires students to be able to work in a wider selection of practitioner roles. It requires the ability to integrate research into advanced practice, add greater depth to the provision of services, and provide the skills to function as administrators, supervisors, policy analysts, and social planners. The concentration curriculum encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, public-private partnerships, and enhances the student's skill to address issues of economic and social justice with oppressed populations.

E-rate Tuition Reduction for Online Students

Because coursework may include online options out-of-state students receive APSU's eRate, a significantly lower tuition rate that is roughly half the normal cost of out-of-state tuition, or about one and a half times in-state tuition. To be eligible for eRate, students must be classified as nonresidents of Tennessee and they must be enrolled exclusively in online courses.

Admission Requirements for the Master of Social Work Degree Program

Applicants must have completed their bachelor's degree programs with GPAs of 2.5 or higher, with bachelor's degrees from accredited colleges or universities. Candidates must submit complete application packages containing official transcripts of undergraduate courses completed at all colleges attended, a social work departmental application, 3 completed social work letter of reference forms, and acceptable GRE scores.

APSU -- One of the Fastest Growing Universities in Tennessee

Austin Peay State University is an accredited higher education institution located in Clarksville, Tennessee. The 4-year, public, master's-level university serves approximately 11,000 students. In addition to its main campus in Clarksville, APSU also has 3 satellite campuses located in Fort Campbell to serve military personnel, in Dickson at the Renaissance Center, and in Springfield.

APSU competes in the 15 NCAA Division I sports, including baseball, volleyball, and men's and women's basketball.

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Austin Peay State University is one of the fastest growing universities in Tennessee.

Location & Contact

Department of Social Work

College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
Austin Peay State University

601 College Street
Clarksville, TN 37044
United States

Ms. Mary Davis


Phone: 931-221-7730
Fax: 931-221-6440

Ms. June Lee

Graduate Coordinator

Phone: 800-859-4723
Fax: 931-221-7641

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Social Work Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 16
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


65% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 26
    • Accepted 17
    • Acceptance Rate 65
    • Enrolled 17
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $25
    • Application Fee - International $25
    • Electronic applications accepted? Not Reported
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline August 5th Not Reported Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, letters of recommendation
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 500 paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 1
    • Types of financial support availableCareer or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students31
    • Female Percentage87%
    • Male Percentage13%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students31
    • Part-time Percentage26%
    • Full-time Percentage74%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino0%
    • Black / African American19%
    • White / Caucasian68%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races13%
    • Unknown0%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty3
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage33%
    • Male Percentage67%




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