School of Social Work Grand Valley State University

School of Social Work Grand Valley State University

Allendale, MI
location
Public
type
Small
setting
87%
13%
student ratio
297
total students
Tuition Cost $37,620
$37,620
average amount to complete degree
May 1
fall application deadline
89%
acceptance rate
1 Degree Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Social Work Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 153
    • 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? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Field education
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

89% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 158
    • Accepted 142
    • Acceptance Rate 89
    • Enrolled 83
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $30
    • Application Fee - International $30
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline May 1st Not Reported Yes
    • Winter deadline October 1st Not Reported Yes
    • Spring deadline March 15th Not Reported Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's Degreesthree letters of recommendation, current resume, and 2- to 3-page essay about life experiences that have led to interest in administrative practice in social agency, 2-page essay on how pursuing MSW will help achieve educational and professional career goals
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based, MELAB, min. score 77. Students are not required to take all 3 tests. They are required to take 1 of the 3.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & Fees$37,620
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assistantships, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students297
    • Female Percentage87%
    • Male Percentage13%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students297
    • Part-time Percentage41%
    • Full-time Percentage59%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino6%
    • Black / African American11%
    • White / Caucasian77%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native1%
    • Asian1%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown or International Student4%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty32
    • Full-time Percentage44%
    • Part-time Percentage56%
    • Female Percentage69%
    • Male Percentage31%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchDrug addiction, aging, management, effectiveness of therapy
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

Location & Contact

School of Social Work

Grand Valley State University

1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49401-9403
United States

Dr. Scott Berlin

Chair

Phone: 616-331-6556
Fax: 616-331-6570
Email: berlins@gvsu.edu

Dr. Cray Mulder

Graduate Program Director/Recruiting Contact

Phone: 616-331-6596
Fax: 616-331-6570
Email: muldercra@gvsu.edu


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