297
Students
Small town
Small Town
Setting
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Overview

Grand Valley State University / School of Social Work is located in Allendale, MI, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 153

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Field education

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

158
Applied
142
Accepted
83
Enrolled
90%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline May 1st Not reported Yes
Winter deadline October 1st Not reported No
Spring deadline March 15th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Requirements Three letters of recommendation, current resume, 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

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$37,620
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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

297
Total Graduate Students
41%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
58%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.06%
Black or African American 10.77%
White or Caucasian 76%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.01%
Asian 0.67%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 3.7%
Unknown 0.34%

Gender

Male (13%)
Female (86%)

Faculty

32
Total faculty
Full-time (14)
Part-time (18)
Male (10)
Female (22)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Drug addiction, aging, management, effectiveness of therapy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI  49401-9403
United States
Contact Dr. Scott Berlin
Chair
Email: berlins@gvsu.edu
Phone: 616-331-6556
Fax: 616-331-6570