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Social Work Costs

Investing in your master’s degree is a smart decision. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 16% growth rate in social work jobs by 2024. Boise State’s master of social work online degree is affordable and with your MSW, you’ll be poised to join the workforce and take advantage of the favorable job market.

Total Program Investment

Full Program MSW

DescriptionCost
Boise State Graduate Admissions Application Fee (non-refundable)$65
Background Check (non-refundable)$45
Master of Social Work Online Course Credits (61 total credits @ $495 per credit*)$30,195
Books (estimate)$1,500-$1,800
Field Education Fee (includes liability insurance)$160
Graduation Application Fee$25
Approximate Total Investment$31,990-$32,290
Other potential expenses may include a personal computer, webcam, headphones with mic, and internet access which are all required for this program.Varies

*The per-credit fees listed above are for the 2020-21 academic year. Future academic year per-credit fees may vary slightly and are finalized each May. Notice: Boise State and other Idaho higher education employees: Fee waivers do not apply to this program.

Advanced Standing MSW

DescriptionCost
Boise State Graduate Admissions Application Fee (non-refundable)$65
Background Check (non-refundable)$45
Master of Social Work Online Course Credits (37 total credits @ $495 per credit*)$18,315
Books (estimate)$1,000-$1,300
Field Education Fee (includes liability insurance)$80
Graduation Application Fee$25
Approximate Total Investment$19,530-$19,830
Other potential expenses may include a personal computer, webcam, headphones with mic, and internet access which are all required for this program.Varies
*The per-credit fees listed above are for the 2020-21 academic year. Future academic year per-credit fees may vary slightly and are finalized each May. 
Notice: Boise State and other Idaho higher education employees: Fee waivers do not apply to this program.

Financial Assistance Options