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Aurora University

College of Education and Social Work

Aurora, IL

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College of Education and Social Work / College of Education and Social Work is located in Aurora, IL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Doctor of Social Work (DSW)
Master of Public Administration/Master of Social Work (MPA/MSW)
Master of Business Administration/Master of Social Work (MBA/MSW)
Master of Social Work/Master of Public Affairs (MSW/MPA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 681
Doctoral Degrees 39
Other Advanced Degrees 58

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Required for some
Social work field instruction; Student teaching - MA in Teaching
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required


Acceptance Rate



applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline Not reported June 1st No
Spring deadline Not reported October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 for Social Work; Education requires 2 years of teaching experience, valid teaching certificate, and a resume

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 15.22%
Black or African American 10.81%
White or Caucasian 65%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.06%
Asian 2.12%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.06%
Two or more races 2.29%
Unknown 4.29%


Male (16%)
Female (83%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 21
Part-time - 153
Male (32)
Female (142)


Focus of faculty research: Creating more inclusive classrooms using diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices, access to mental health services among marginalized populations, datafication in K-12 education, impact of adverse childhood experiences on social work college students, impact of state budget decisions on homeless populations in Illinois
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 347 S Gladstone Ave
Aurora, IL  60506
United States
Contact Dr. Brenda Barnwell
Dean of the College of Education and Social Work
Phone: -947-8933

Aurora University