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The University of Akron

School of Social Work

Akron, OH

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The University of Akron

Overview

The University of Akron / School of Social Work is located in Akron, OH, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Social Work (MSW)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 70
Other Advanced Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Distance learning programs available? No

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

81
Applied
72
Accepted
72
Enrolled
89%

Applying

45
Application Fee - Domestic
70
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 15th February 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Undergraduate major in social work or related field, three letters of recommendation, essay, resume

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

142
Total Graduate Students
22%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
77%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.11%
Black or African American 18.31%
White or Caucasian 72%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 6.34%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (20%)
Female (79%)

Faculty

24
Total faculty
Full-time - 7
Part-time - 17
Male (7)
Female (17)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Spirituality and alternative healing, child welfare education and training, ethics and social work practice, evidence-based social work practice, social work continuing education
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
45,599

Location & Contact

Address 302 Buchtel Common
Akron, OH  44325
United States
Contact Dr. Timothy McCarragher
Director
Email: mccarra@uakron.edu
Phone: 330-972-5976