Monmouth University - School of Social Work
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; Global and Community Practice. The Global and Community Practice concentration is offered totally online and offers students the opportunity to complete 10 weeks of field internship overseas. Countries where we have internship opportunities include Bangladesh, Costa Rica, Chile, Ireland, Sierra Leone, and Vietnam.
Benefits for Coverdell Fellows
|Tuition/fees for Complete Program||Value of Coverdell Fellowship||Net cost *|
|In state||$ 38,756||$ 17,664||$ 21,092|
|Out of state||$ 38,756||$ 17,664||$ 21,092|
Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from
The figures are for one full-time year 15 credits per semester of coursework (30 credits per year). With the BSW, the program is 30 credits. The Fellowship offers at least a total of 25% of tuition and fees for the 54 credit program.
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)
Application fee waived?Yes
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. Additionally, the Global and Community Practice concentration offers 10 week internships overseas.
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.
If applicants do not have a Bachelor of Social Work Degree, the program is 54 credits or two-years full time. With the BSW, the program is 30 credits.
Application, transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation, essay
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.