University of Kansas Reviews of Master's in Social Work

  • 7 Reviews
  • Lawrence (KS)
  • Annual Tuition: $24,404
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Reviews - Master's in Social Work

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Amy Povich
  • Reviewed: 3/14/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"The curriculum is excellent and the classes are interesting. The professors have been challenging, knowledgeable, and provided really good feedback. I have learned a lot and feel very well prepared for a career in social work. Participation and collaboration with other students has also been helpful. The practicum has been a great experience and given me an on-the-job training that gives me a very good idea what working in social work will be like."
Chloe Ireland
  • Reviewed: 2/18/2015
  • Degree: Social Work
"The pros of my graduate program are that I can easily graduate from this program and go straight into working and feel prepared. The cons are that it is very competitive and difficult, but that makes it worth it!"
Ashley Rowlett
  • Reviewed: 8/9/2014
  • Degree: Social Work
"The University of Kansas is involved outside of the classroom in research. Many of the professors have published books and articles in professional journals. Basketball is huge there. Students get very involved in supporting their team. They offer flexible class schedules to accommodate for working adults."
Ruthie Anderson
  • Reviewed: 8/8/2014
  • Degree: Social Work
"The Masters of Social Work program is outstanding at the University of Kansas. I have received excellent support from staff in my educational goals."
Ginger Bradley
  • Reviewed: 3/23/2013
  • Degree: Social Work
"The MSW program at KU met my needs in balancing school and work by offering blended classes that didn't require me to be on campus weekly. The school's focus on social justice, cultural diversity, and the strength's perspective was congruent with the professional values I held already and helped to further contribute to my professional growth."
Ashley Coulter
  • Reviewed: 3/10/2013
  • Degree: Social Work
"KU MSW program is competitive and nationally ranked. The faculty regularly sends out e-mails notifying students of job and internship opportunities within the field and are available at almost any given time. While there is a lot of work involved in the graduate level program, it is all relevant and useful."
Jordan Ryan
  • Reviewed: 1/22/2013
  • Degree: Social Work
"Pros: KU was rated number 26 of over 200 public school MSW programs and is incredibly affordable even for out of state students. The college town, Lawrence, KS was ranked #5 in Top Ten College towns in 2012. http://livability.com/top-10/top-10-college-towns-2012/lawrence/ks Although you're in Kansas, Lawrence is a very historically liberal town. The cost of living is very low, the night life and dance parties are always on, and the restaurants and coffee shops are top notch. The School of Social Welfare is very small so professors and lecturers are always available. You are taught in very small classes with full and part time students of all ages. Classes are very multi-dimensional because they are taught both by PhD candidates, working professionals, previous social workers and scholars. Cons: Because you are in the middle of Kansas, there is little diversity. Arguably there are more colors, creeds and persuasions in Lawrence than most other midwestern towns - but still much less diverse than the average city. Nearby Kansas City has more of a city feel and hours. Although Lawrence is fun, many perks of a city like late night transportation and later restaurant hour are missed. If you don't have a car your practicum placement may be difficult to arrange because the majority of the placement locations are 20-45 minutes away in Topeka or the Kansas City area."