Graduate School of Social Work at University of Denver
Why you should consider this program
Additionally, specialized certificates are offered in Animal-Assisted Social Work, Couples and Family Therapy, and Social Work with Latinos/as. Because we value their service, applicants with prior Peace Corps experience are typically rewarded with many of our highest level scholarships. Please see our scholarship pages or contact us for additional information about financial opportunities.
The Master of Social Work program at the University of Denver is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation.
Benefits for Coverdell Fellows
|Tuition/fees for Complete Program||Value of Coverdell Fellowship||Net cost *|
|In state||$ 95,646||$ 10,000||$ 85,646|
|Out of state||$ 95,646||$ 10,000||$ 85,646|
Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from
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Application fee waived?Yes
Our students complete a minimum of 480 hours in their foundation year and at least 600 hours in their concentration year, contributing to about a third of their overall credits. Each placement is a year long and students receive evaluations quarterly. Additionally, because we have formal relationships with over 600 agencies, students are able to choose an internship that best suits their interests. Field Coordinators meet with first year students to connect them directly with agencies, while second year students utilize our internship database.
Some placement options include but are not limited to:
- Drug/alcohol counseling centers
- Departments of human services
- Non-profit agencies
- Counseling centers
- K-12 public/charter/private schools
- Youth/adult treatment facilities
- Runaway youth/homeless shelters
- Community centers
- Policy centers
- Inpatient/outpatient psychiatric facilities
- Government agencies
- Hospice care centers
- Adoption agencies
- Environmental justice organizations
Jobs for program alumni
Our graduates enter a wide variety of jobs after graduation from guidance counselor to policy analyst, agency director to adoption specialist, immigration reform advocate to family therapist and pretty much everything in between. Our staff includes a Director of Student and Career Services, who is here to help students begin their career path beginning their first day in our program.
Approximately two years, unless applicant has a BSW degree
In addition to our regular application process, please submit our supplemental Coverdell Fellows form found on our website.
Denver Campus: summer and fall terms; Online program: spring and fall terms
- Low residency or distance learning
Year Coverdell Fellows partnership started