36 months
29456 USD/year
29456 USD/year
12541 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Social Work from Louisiana State University believes that doctoral education in Social Work must involve first and foremost a passionate commitment to learning, and a specific commitment to the pursuit of new knowledge that can improve the lives of our client populations.


Social Work from Louisiana State University prepares the next generation of social work educators, researchers, administrators, and policy-makers to contribute to the creation of the knowledge base of our profession. 

Students at Social Work from Louisiana State University will:

  • learn about the historical and contemporary contexts of social work research, focusing on the nature of research questions posed and the methods used to address these
  • learn to critically analyze the quality and merits of social work research in a variety of substantive areas
  • produce original research relevant to the field of social work, including the framing of research questions, synthesis of the existing relevant literature, the use of appropriate methods to investigate answers to research questions, and the analysis, synthesis, and interpretation of data
  • translate learning to practice, especially through preparation for teaching beginning social work professionals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Welfare and Social Work 
  • Social Work with Individuals and Families 
  • Social Work Groups
  • Human Behavior Social Environment 
  • Policies and Strategies of Community Intervention
  • Social Work Practice 
  • Integrative Practice Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications received after March 1 will be considered on a space-available basis.


39 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • One official copy of all transcripts in sealed envelopes (all transcripts are required, whether or not credit was earned or is desired);
  • Three letters of reference on forms provided by the School of Social Work
  • One sample of scholarly/professional writing
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with typical liberal arts, social sciences, introductory statistics, and human biology courses
  • A GPA in graduate studies of at least 3.00
  • Acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • English Language Proficiency
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29456 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 29456 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    29456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29456 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    12541 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12541 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Baton Rouge

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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