The aim of the program is to produce social workers who are well knowledgeable, organized and professional as well as practical. They should be able to provide social work services that are necessary competent to the vulnerable sectors of the society such as children, youth, the old and most vulnerable population effectively in the community and various social settings.
- Train students in Masters of Social Work
- Produce adequate graduates in social work so as to contribute to the national demand for highly trained social workers
Organization of the MSW Program
The program is delivered through blended mode just like other taught masters programs in the Faculty of Arts and Social sciences.
Applicants will be required to have a first degree in Social Work with a second class score. Applicants with an advanced diploma in social work are welcome to apply. Admission can also be considered for graduates in Public administration, public health, community development, psychology, medicine, gender and other relevant fields of study.
Grading will be 75% of the coursework and 25% research. The 75% for coursework will include participation in class discussion for the face to face sessions of the hybrid mode of delivery, demonstrating social work practice skills during fieldwork, writing papers, taking tests and a final examination. The dissertation research activities will involve preparing a research proposal, presenting it, collecting both primary field data and secondary data, processing and analyzing data and writing report for submission with the intent on dissemination for advancing evidence-based social work practice.
Courses offered for MSW include 4 core courses, field practicum, and dissertation, including one elective to choose from the 4 available elective options as shown below. Elective courses will begin followed by the core courses identified in the table below. Every candidate will be required to select one elective course (it is very important that one choose an elective course which will facilitate his/her choice of fieldwork agency as well as a research topic) for effectiveness.
|Course Title||OUT Units||TCU Credits|
|OSP 602 Advanced Clinical Social Work||2||20|
|OSP 603 Advanced Administrative and Community Social Work||2||20|
|OSP 604 Advanced Social Welfare Policy||2||20|
|OSP 605 Advanced Social Work Research Methodology||2||20|
|OSP 606 Post-Graduate Field Practicum (600 hours)||2||20|
|OSP 607 Dissertation||6|
|Elective Courses (Select one course for your specialization)|
|OSP 610 Leadership with Children and Families Services||2||20|
|OSP 611 Leadership in Health Services||2||20|
|OSP 612 Leadership in Development & Emergency Response||2||20|
|OSP 613 Leadership in Social Work Education||2||20|
Note: 6 courses (OSP 602 to OSP 607) are Core and the rest 4 courses are Electives. A student must accumulate a total of 180 credits to graduate out of which 80 are for Practicum and Dissertation. The remaining 100 are from taught courses.
Cost & Fees
Non Tuition Fees
|DESCRIPTION||LOCALS (TSH)||EAC/SADC(USD)||NON SADC/EAC (USD)|
|Student Organization fee (paid annually)||20,000||20||20|
|Quality assurance fee (paid annually)||20,000||20||40|
|Coursework Examination fee per paper||20,000||40||60|
Tution Fee per Unit for Taught Masters Programs
|Mode Of Delivery||LOCALS (TSH)||EAC/SADC (USD)||NON EAC/SADC (USD)|
Note: Facilitation is meant to cater for taxes, levies, postage cost, courier services, and phone call charges.This fee is also paid by Tanzanians residing outside Tanzania.
Other Recommended Direct Student Cost For Masters by Coursework/Dissertation Students
|ITEM||LOCALS (TSH)||FOREIGN STUDENTS(USD)|
|Research/Field Costs & Consultations||1,500,000||1,000|
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Last updated January 26, 2018