School of Social Work at Monmouth University

Why you should consider this program

The School of Social Work at Monmouth has a commitment to advancing human rights by implementing social and economic justice, improving the quality of life of vulnerable families, individuals, organizations, communities and nations on the local, national and international levels. Two concentrations are offered: Clinical Practice with Families and Children; International and Community Development. TheInternational and Community Development concentration offers students the opportunity to complete 10 weeks of field internship overseas. Countries where we have internship opportunities include Bangladesh, Costa Rica, Chile, Ireland, and Vietnam.

Benefits for Coverdell Fellows

Tuition/fees for Complete Program Value of Coverdell Fellowship Net cost *
In state $ 62,000 $ 30,312 $ 31,688
Out of state $ 62,000 $ 30,312 $ 31,688
* Net cost is equal to tuition/fees minus fellowship value. For some universities, the fellowship value includes non-tuition/fee benefits such as health insurance or housing—see the first point below for more details.

Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from

One fellowship is a 6 Credit Graduate Assistantship per semester.

Our second fellowship is a RA for upperclassmen with paid apartment and limited meal plan. Both fellowships provide approximately the same amount of fellowship.

Fellowships awarded per year (average)


Other benefits or opportunities

Other Graduate Assistantships are available at the University, and should a RPCV not receive one of our PC Fellowships, they could still receive a graduate assistantship on campus.

Annual cost of living (estimated)

$ 20,000

Application fee waived?



Students complete 250 hours of field internship per semester; for those students in the 2-year program, this will total 1,000 hours. For students who enter as Advanced Standing BSW graduates, this totals 500 hours. The School has over 500 internship sites in New Jersey, Philadelphia, PA, and New York, including internships at the United Nations.

Field work is completed in conjunction with classes. Full-time students take class on Tuesday and Friday, with the remaining 3 days for field internship. Part-time students take two classes on Tuesday evenings.

Jobs for program alumni

Program alumni have found a variety of jobs after graduation, including Program Director, Lunch Break Program Manager, City Year Program Coordinator, South Carolina Department of Social Services, Program Director Big Brother, Big Sister, Assistant Director Shelter and Housing for Catholic Charities to name a few.

Other details

Program length

2 years (unless Advanced Standing student with BSW degree)

Application requirements

Application, transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation, essay

Admissions process

Peace Corps Fellows box needs to be checked on the application. This also then waives the application fee. Application for Graduate Assistantship must be filled out. For the RA, an interview must be completed with Residential Life staff.

Program begins

Beginning of September


Robin Mama, Dean

400 Cedar Avenue
West Long Branch, New Jersey 7764