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Barry University

Ellen Whiteside McDonnell School of Social Work

Miami Shores, FL


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Barry University


Barry University / Ellen Whiteside McDonnell School of Social Work is located in Miami Shores, FL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Fieldwork
Doctoral Degrees Thesis Required



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 1st July 1st No
Spring deadline December 1st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 for last 60 college credits or interview
Doctoral Degree Requirements MSW from an accredited school of social work, 2 years of professional experience

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 22.39%
Black or African American 36.94%
White or Caucasian 23%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.37%
Asian 2.61%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 10.45%


Male (14%)
Female (85%)


Focus of faculty research: Family and children services, homelessness, gerontology, school social work
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 11300 Northeast Second Avenue
Miami Shores, FL  33161-6695
United States
Contact Dr. Debra McPhee
Phone: 305-899-3000