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  • Local: $ 282 / Module
  • Foreign: $ 735 / Module
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  • English
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    Social work is a profession for those with a spark of idealism, a belief in social justice and a naturallove of working with people. Social work offers the chance to work with and for all kinds of people in all kinds of settings.


    Social work is a dynamic and challenging profession with a vast array of career options and opportunities for deep personal satisfaction. Professional social workers are experts who help people obtain the resources they need to live with dignity. At the same time, social workers are committed to making society more responsive to people’s needs. Social workers practice in a variety of settings. In fact, wherever there are people, there are social workers. K-State social work graduates have some of the highest employment rates of all majors in the College of Arts & Sciences, according to figures from K-State’s career and employment services.


    • Hospitals, anywhere from the obstetrics unit to the intensive care unit.
    • Schools, where social workers help children, teachers and parents cope with problems.
    • Mental health clinics, psychiatric hospitals and public agencies like the employment office and the state social service department.
    • Private family service agencies, helping with everything from counseling to finding housing or transportation.
    • Child welfare offices, providing essential foster care and adoption services.
    • Companies and corporations, helping employees solve personal problems and employers resolve personnel problems.
    • Universities, teaching courses and doing research.
    • Nursing homes.
    • The armed services.
    • Private practices.
    Social workers in all these settings are seeing problems, understanding needs, developing relationships, helping people build their own lives, assisting communities and supporting many in need.

    Job experience

    Social work students obtain experience in the field long before graduation. During a fouryear period, K-State social work students in the Introduction to Social Work course volunteered at community agencies for a total of 8,000 hours, and social work students in their field practicums completed 73,030 hours in social work agencies across the state.

    The field practicum occurs during the last semester of the social work major’s academic experience. The goal of this experience is to prepare beginning professionals for social work practice. Field instruction is used to help students integrate the knowledge, skills and values learned in the classroom into the practice of helping, which is done in social work agencies under the direct supervision of agency staff.

    The agencies available for the social work field experience are in communities throughout Kansas, and they range in size from large, metropolitan social service agencies to small, rural agencies with one or two social work staff members. The K-State program is particularly interested in social work in rural communities, but students have the opportunity to work in Kansas City, Topeka and other metropolitan areas if they desire.

    Field practicum is far more than observation or busy work. The student is directly responsible for doing social services with individuals, families, organizations or communities. The student participates as a member of the social services team, taking part in staff training, meetings, consultation and planning, and other activities that go with the responsibility of being a social worker. During this time the student has the opportunity to be part of a professional team.

    The field experience is full time for the semester. The total time spent in this activity is 480 hours, although many students choose to put in more. One day of the week is devoted in part to a professional seminar in which all students in field placement discuss their experiences with the field coordinator, who is a social worker on the K-State faculty. This discussion allows students to find out about many agencies and
    experiences and can help them decide what type of social work job they might want after graduation.


    The undergraduate major is recognized as the beginning-level professional degree. Students graduating from the social work program at K-State can earn either a B.A. or B.S. and are eligible for the social work licensing examination and certification process in states that have such requirements. Students who wish to pursue graduate studies in social work will be eligible for advanced standing in master’s degree programs in social work programs throughout the United States.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline February (for scholarships), May (for Fall intake), October (for Spring intake) Tuition fee
    • USD 282 Module (National)
    • USD 735 Module (International)

    Tuition fee per 1 credit hour.

    Start date January,August 2015 Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Courses include:

    • Introduction to Cultural
    • Anthropology
    • Introduction to Cultural
    • Anthropology
    • Principles of Biology
    • Introduction to Sociology
    • General Psychology
    • Introduction to Political Thought
    • Introduction to Political Science
    • Microeconomics I
    • Macroeconomics
    • College Algebra
    • Social Work: The Helping
    • Profession
    • Basic Skills for Working with People

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test : 79

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    Incoming students apply to K-State through the general university admissions process. When enrolling in courses, those wishing to declare a major in social work may enroll directly in curriculum titled SOCWK. A student typically applies for admission to the social work program practice sequence during the junior year.

    At that time, the entire social work faculty evaluate academic and classroom performance, volunteer experiences, references, a personal statement, students’ understanding of the NASW Code of Ethics and general citizenship before admitting students to the practice sequence.

    While in the program, a student must maintain a 2.3 GPA. Students must also have a 2.75 GPA in all major social work courses to complete a degree.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Kansas State University.


    Earn part of the $21 million K-State awards each year in scholarships. They're awarded based on academics, activities, service and financial need.

    Students are awarded only one academic or leadership scholarship, where the highest eligible dollar amount is given. Supplemental awards can increase these awards, but the prestigious Presidential Scholarship replaces any other award.


    Kansas State University has been providing quality education to the residents of Kansas, the country and the world for the last 150 years.

    Located in a community with nearly 60,000 people and more than 24,000 students, we are able to provide a safe and supportive environment for our students.

    Kansas State University has 3 campus locations, two of which, Manhattan and Salina, have complete academic programs and on-campus housing. Olathe is the third and newest extension of the university, focusing on collaborating with industry and Kansas City K-12 schools.


    Kansas State University has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools since 1916.

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