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The University of Kansas

School of Social Welfare

Lawrence, KS

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The University of Kansas

Overview

The University of Kansas / School of Social Welfare is located in Lawrence, KS, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 180
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

315
Applied
257
Accepted
185
Enrolled
82%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
85
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 17th January 17th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, social work related experience, 3 letters of recommendation, student-issued transcripts from all previously attended schools regardless of degree status
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE (Quantitative and Verbal)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Master's degree in social work or related field, minimum GPA of 3.5, personal statement, 3 letters of recommendation, completion of a statistics course with minimum B grade

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 17
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

386
Total Graduate Students
1%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.4%
Black or African American 8.81%
White or Caucasian 75%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.81%
Asian 2.07%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5.44%
Unknown 0.52%

Gender

Male (12%)
Female (87%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Poverty, child welfare, children's mental health, aging and long-term care, families and connections
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Room 108, Twente Hall
1545 Lilac Lane
Lawrence, KS  66045
United States
Contact Steve Kapp
Interim Dean
Email: stevek@ku.edu
Phone: 785-864-2269

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