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School of Social Work Tulane University

  • New Orleans, LA
  • Private
  • Urban
  • 53%47%
    student ratio
  • Not Reported
    total students
  • $44,950 | $44,950
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • March 31
    fall application deadline
  • Not Reported
    acceptance rate
  • 4 Degrees
    degrees/awards offered


Exemplary Training in Social Work Practice at Tulane University

The School of Social Work at Tulane University is one of the oldest and most esteemed schools of social work in the United States. It trains future social workers to provide "clinical-community" and "relationship-centered" practice to diverse populations.

The school offers a Master of Social Work (MSW) program that consists of rigorous theoretical learning and excellent field education. The program also provides degrees with specialized graduate certificates as well as dual degree options.

Recognized nationally for its high standards in social work education, the school has received full accreditation from the Council on Clinical Social Work since 1927 -- the first year that the organization awarded accreditations. In addition, "US News and World Report's" guide ranks the graduate program in social work at Tulane University at 44, which places it in the top 25% of the programs that were evaluated.

Master of Social Work (MSW)

The MSW program provides clinical and community training that addresses the needs of communities, individuals, families, groups, and organizations. The program can be completed in 16 consecutive months and 4 semesters of full-time study or 32 months of part-time study.

Its clinical-community curriculum, which consists of 60 credits including 15 credits of field work, provides a variety of learning experiences such as creative simulation, electronic learning exchanges, and team teaching.

Master of Social Work and Master of Public Health -- GCHB

The School of Social Work and the Department of Global Community Health Sciences and Behavioral Sciences (GCHB) in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine together offer a combined degree: a Master of Public Health (MPH) and an MSW.

The MSW/MPH -- GCHB program consists of 75 credits of coursework and 15 credits of field instruction. It begins in the fall semester and requires at least 5 consecutive semesters of study including a summer session.

Master of Social Work and Master of Public Health -- GHSD

The MSW/MPH-GHSD is offered through the School of Social Work and the Department of Global Health Systems and Development (GHSD) in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

The program consists of 83 credits, which includes 36 social work credits, 32 public health credits, and 15 field instruction credits. It begins in the fall semester and consists of at least 5 consecutive semesters of study including a summer session.

Master of Social Work and Juris Doctor

Tulane University also offers an MSW and JD dual degree program that can be completed in 4 years and 10 semesters (including summers). During the first 3 semesters, students complete coursework in the School of Social Work. They take courses in the Law School during the 4th and 5th semesters.

The 6th semester consists of coursework in social work, while the 7th includes courses in both schools. The 8th, 9th, and 10th semesters include coursework in the law school.

Master of Social Work With a Certificate in Disaster Mental Health

The 60-credit MSW program with a certificate in disaster mental health provides advanced study in social work as well as specialized courses in crisis intervention, disaster management, and treatment methods for particular mental disorders.

The curriculum also includes a capstone project that leads to an effective "mental health product, policy, or program in the community." Furthermore, it provides internships in crisis or post-crisis recovery settings.

Master of Social Work With a Certificate in Global Social Work

The MSW program with a certificate in global social work prepares students for professional practice in multi-cultural settings and with diverse populations throughout the world.

The curriculum has a global focus and emphasizes training in international policies and work with governments, multinational organizations, and non-profits. It also involves internships in settings in United States and abroad. Students gain expertise with advocacy, community mobilization, monitoring and evaluation, policy development, and project development and management.

Accomplished Faculty Members

The faculty members in the School of Social Work are scholars, teachers, mentors, and practitioners who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the classroom.

Professor Rebecca A. Chaisson, LCSW, MSW, PhD, has extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families. Professor Charles R. Figley, PhD, has published 20 books and more than 110 journal articles that reported on over 35 research projects regarding stress and resiliency in families, individuals, and communities.

Research in the School of Social Work

Scholarly research is an essential component of the School of Social Work and its MSW curricula. Faculty members and students conduct research that advances social work theory and practice and contributes to the well-being of individuals, families, and communities on a global scale.

Their research spans an extensive range of topics including homelessness, children and disaster, public health in African nations, and innovations in social work education.

Historic and Vibrant Campus Setting

Tulane University is located in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the southern region of the United States.

This historic city is recognized internationally for its music, cuisine, and spectacular events like Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest. It also has world-class museums, a variety of shopping venues, culturally-diverse neighborhoods, and several professional sports teams.

Tulane provides an active community that has numerous student organizations, recreational pursuits, cultural activities, and enrichment programs. Its uptown campus, which includes most of its schools and colleges, is situated in a historic residential district across from the celebrated Audubon Park.

Tulane University

Established in 1834, Tulane University offers more than 13,300 students undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs in architecture, business, law, liberal arts, medicine, public health and tropical medicine, the sciences and engineering, and social work.

As one of the most esteemed independent research universities in the country, Tulane is renowned for its unparalleled commitment to academic excellence.

In fact, "US News and World Report" gives Tulane a ranking of 51 among the nation's leading national universities. The magazine also ranks it among the top 27 schools for service learning, 12th among Up-and-Coming schools, and 33rd in its High School Counselor's Picks.

Location & Contact

School of Social Work

Tulane University

6823 St Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118-5669
United States

Dr. Ronald Marks


Phone: 504-865-5314
Fax: 504-862-8727

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Social Work Doctor of Social Work (DSW)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Social Work (JD/MSW)
      Master of Social Work (MSW)
      Master of Social Work/Master of Public Health (MSW/MPH)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • 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
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied Not Reported
    • Accepted Not Reported
    • Acceptance Rate Not Reported
    • Enrolled Not Reported
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $25
    • Application Fee - International $25
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline March 31st Not Reported Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesNot Reported
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesNot Reported

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$44,950
    • Out-of-state tuition *$44,950
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year fees$1,980.00
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableFederal Work-Study



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