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Degrees Offered 

  • M.S.W. in Social Work
  • Concurrent Degree Program - Law (J.D.) / M.S.W..

Application Fee - $65

Tests Required - None


  • Advanced Standing - Summer ONLY - February 1
  • Regular Two-Year Program - Fall ONLY - March 1
  • Concurrent Degree Program - Fall - March 1 / Summer - February 1
  • Early Application Deadline - for international applicants - October 1
    • Due to the potential obstacles in obtaining a visa, International applicants are encouraged to apply by the earliest deadline of October 1.

Areas of Interest:

  • Children, Youth, and Families
  • Health/Mental Health
  • Professional Educator License (PEL) Endorsement in School Social Work

Program of Study Options:

  • Advanced Standing - M.S.W. (for those with B.S.W. degrees) - Face-to-face and Online options
  • Regular Two-Year Program - M.S.W. - Face-to-face and Online options
  • Concurrent Degree Program - M.S.W. / J.D.

Contact Information

Ms. Tammy Kirchner
(questions about applying to the program) 

Dr. Sarah Buila
(questions about program requirements for graduation)


School of Human Sciences - Social Work
Pulliam Hall Room 250
Mailcode - 4329
Carbondale, IL 62901

For complete details - Visit the Social Work Web page
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Cost and Financial Assistance

Graduate education at Southern Illinois is very affordable. Costs include tuition (per credit hour) and fees. There are many forms of financial assistance available: Assistantships, fellowships, and scholarships which can include a partial or full waiver of tuition costs (fees cannot be waived). Most forms of financial aid are given for a semester or year at a time.