College of Social Work at Florida State University
Why you should consider this program
Florida State University’s
College of Social Work is proud to partner with the Peace Corps to offer
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers a Coverdell Fellowship. After their service
RPCVs are well equipped to succeed in the MSW program. FSU has a long history
of working with Peace Corps volunteers and understands the value of bringing
students with their skill sets to the College of Social Work.
Students awarded the Coverdell Fellowship will receive tuition credit waiver support to attend the Masters of Social Work program.
Benefits for Coverdell Fellows
|Tuition/fees for Complete Program||Value of Coverdell Fellowship||Net cost *|
|In state||$ 29,203||$ 21,359||$ 7,844|
|Out of state||$ 67,698||$ 53,212||$ 14,486|
Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from
Students are awarded an 11 hour tuition credit waiver for fall and spring semesters. They are awarded a 9 hour tuition credit waiver for summer semesters.
Fellowships awarded per year (average)
Other benefits or opportunities
Annual cost of living (estimated)
Application fee waived?No
Over the course of study, Advanced-Standing MSW students will complete a minimum of 512 hours in an internship. Traditional MSW students will complete a minimum of 944 hours over two internships. Interns will be placed in local public or nonprofit organizations. Areas include education, environmental protection, child services, disability services, housing services, medical services, and counseling services. The site of the internship will depend on the program of study and the Fellows' personal experiences and interests.
Jobs for program alumni
1 year for advanced standing students, 2 years for traditional students.
- Have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university (no exceptions).
- Be in good standing at the institution of higher learning last attended (if applicable).
- Complete the College of Social Work application and personal statement.
- Provide the College of Social Work with three references, professional and academic.
- Submit a current resume.
- Present evidence of a grade point average of at least 3.00 for all hours earned past their first 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours for the baccalaureate degree OR an earned graduate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a comparable degree from an international institution.
- Have a liberal arts foundation, demonstrated by a liberal arts degree or 36 hours of course work in the 18 | MSW following curriculum areas: Area I: Mathematics (6 hours) Area II: English (6 hours) Area III: History/ Social Sciences (6-12 hours) Area IV: Humanities/ Fine Arts (5-11 hours) Area V: Natural Science (7 hours) All offers of admission are conditional upon the completion of these prerequisites.
- Evidence of paid social services work or volunteer experience may strengthen one’s application.
standing MSW applicants must have earned a BSW from a CSWE accredited
Students will fill out a supplemental application for a graduate assistantship found on the College’s website to be submitted with their application for admission. On the supplemental application, they will indicate that they are a RPCV by checking the appropriate box on the supplemental application. Students will be notified of the outcome of their application by July 1, for Fall start dates and by December 1 for Spring start dates.
For the Fall Semester, late August. For the Spring Semester, early January.
Most classes for the MSW program are available in the evening. To qualify for the Fellowship, students must
be enrolled full-time.
Year Coverdell Fellows partnership started