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The cost per credit hour is the rate charged by the University’s College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences for graduate tuition. That rate changes from year to year; for additional information visit the Admission and Aid website.
DePaul University operates on the quarter system and the MSW degree requires 88 hours of course work for graduation. The 88 credit hours include 24 hours of internship credit for the two required, academic-year long field placements.
The MSW program has had two enrollment options; the full-time program is designed to be completed in two years of academic study with students required to complete an average of four classes (16 credit hours) per quarter. In the part-time, three-year and four-year options, students complete an average of two to three classes (8-12 credit hours) per academic quarter. Part-time students begin their internships in year two while full-time students complete their internships with their academic course work.
The DePaul MSW program requires students to complete two academic-year long placements at social service agencies. Each year in placement, students are expected to inern at their agencies from two to two and a half days each week for the entire academic (September thru June) year. While students cannot arrange their own placements, they can indicate their geographic (and other) preferences as well as any scheduling concerns during their pre-placement process. Students are charged with negotiating their schedules with their agency-based supervisors, keeping in mind that it is in their best interests to spend as much continuous time as possible in their internships.
Internships are daytime Monday through Friday. Occasionally an internship offers the opportunity for some evening and weekend hours, but students can expect that most internship hours must be completed during the traditional Monday through Friday work week.
Fiancial Aid information specific to the MSW Program is collected in the Student Resources section of this site: http://las.depaul.edu/academics/social-work/student-resources/Pages/default.aspx.
For more information, please contact the MSW program:MSW ProgramDePaul University14 E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 900Chicago, IL 60604312.362.7325Email: firstname.lastname@example.org