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Masters of Social Work

Masters of Social Work

  • QS World University Rankings
  • Study Level Masters
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Start date Jan-2000
The School of Social Work is dedicated to the pursuit of societal transformations that eliminate social, political, and economic injustices for poor and oppressed populations and advance the quality of life for all through: Education emphasizing the discovery of knowledge, use of critical inquiry, and application of professional ethics to effect social change among social workers in front-line, supervisory, managerial, and leadership positions. Research and scholarship that advances applied knowledge and generates evidence-based strategies to resolve problems between people and their social environments at the local, state, national, and global levels. Public service that aids in the dissemination of knowledge and evidence-based strategies. Collaborations and partnerships with communities, agencies, and organizations in response to the needs of constituents. Regular Standing - Applicants with a bachelor's degree may apply for the 60-credit M.S.W. degree, which has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE): Full-time students pursue a degree (15 credits per term) for 2 years, excluding summers. Admission for full-time study is in the Fall term only. Advanced Standing - Applicants must have earned a B.S.W. degree within the last 5 years from a CSWE-accredited school of social work and be selected for advanced standing status: Full-time students begin in Summer I and finish in 12 months, taking 15 credits per term for two terms. Admission is in the Summer term only. Ranking: For 2013, according to U.S. News & World Report, Temple University's M.S.W. program ranks 66 out of 159 accredited schools of social work. Accreditation: The M.S.W. degree program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Areas of Specialization: Faculty are engaged in a number of research and service projects pertaining to child welfare, family and community violence, gender and sexual orientation, HIV-AIDS, homelessness, involvement of fathers in families, mental and physical health, poverty, social capital development, and substance abuse. Centers such as the Center for Social Policy and Community Development and the Intergenerational Center offer rich opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to engage in social work practice training and research. Job Prospects: Graduates of the M.S.W. program find employment in public and private social service agencies, as well as in profit and non-profit organizations. Their work encompasses a broad range of responsibilities, including community organizing, counseling, management, program design and implementation, supervision, and training. Graduates are also employed in many different fields of practice, such as adoption support, aging, child protection, developmental disabilities, employment-based social work, HIV/AIDS, hospice care, medical social work, mental health counseling, school social work, and substance abuse.

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