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Bachelor of Arts - Social Work
Bachelor of Arts - Social Work

Bachelor of Arts - Social Work

  • ID:MU100062
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (USD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$39,750.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$1,999.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$39,750.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$1,999.00
Estimated Total/program:
$206,996.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Students who wish to apply for undergraduate admissions should submit the following:

    • Completed online application

    • Official transcripts (in English)

    • Completed International Student Financial Aid Application (Admissions Portal login needed)

  • If you are transferring from a university located outside of the United States, you are required to provide a certified credit evaluation of your official transcripts using ECE, SpanTran, or WES

English requirements

  • Proof of English Language Proficiency

    • Duolingo: 100+

    • IELTS: 6.5+

    • PTE: 85+

    • TOEFL: 79+

    • TOEFL Essentials: 8.5+

Course Information

Mercyhurst University’s degree in social work provides students with the opportunity to pursue their desire to make a positive difference, support others, and advocate for social change. Students explore value based and ethical issues, and build a strong foundation of knowledge and skills that effectively prepares them for advanced degrees and a broad array of social work careers. Some of the growing career paths available include working in the medical arena, schools, criminal justice, mental health, child welfare, gerontology, chemical dependency, residential settings, and services for  veterans.  The social work major, accredited by the Council of Social Work Education, offers students the opportunity to gain “advanced standing” in graduate schools; thereby reducing the amount of time required to complete a master of social work degree.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

A social work degree from Mercyhurst University is a professional degree that prepares students to work
in any number of fields upon graduation. 

Students who continue on to graduate school, which is the case for a majority of social work alumni, continually indicate how well prepared they are to excel in their graduate studies.  The foundation courses they take at the undergraduate level also allow them to enroll in graduate school as advanced standing students.

Examples of areas with career paths for social workers include:

  • Children's Services

  • Health Care

  • Social Welfare Research

  • Community Development

  • Mental Health

  • Public Health

  • Residential Treatment

  • Social Welfare Policy

  • Aging Services

  • School Systems

  • Public Welfare

  • Substance Abuse

  • Developmental Disabilities

  • Consumer Advocate

  • National and International Sustainability Initiatives

Overall employment of social workers is projected to grow 16% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will be driven by increased demand for healthcare and social services, but will vary by specialization (Department of Labor).

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Overseas Student Health Cover

InsuranceFee: 1,999 USD

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