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University of South Carolina

College of Social Work

Columbia, SC

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Overview

University of South Carolina / College of Social Work is located in Columbia, SC, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Social Work/Master of Public Affairs (MSW/MPA)
Master of Social Work/Master of Public Health (MSW/MPH)
Juris Doctor/Master of Social Work (JD/MSW)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 247
Doctoral Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (minimum combined score 800)
Comp Exam Required
Doctoral Degrees Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

527
Applied
481
Accepted
91%

Applying

40
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 31st March 31st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (minimum combined score 800)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 570

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards July 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

442
Total Graduate Students
4%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.04%
Black or African American 34.62%
White or Caucasian 50%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.45%
Asian 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 7.01%

Gender

Male (10%)
Female (89%)

Faculty

56
Total faculty
Full-time - 27
Part-time - 29
Male (30)
Female (26)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Victimization, child abuse and neglect, families
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
4,772,637

Location & Contact

Address Columbia, SC  29208
United States
Contact Dr. Dennis Poole
Phone: 803-777-7000

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