School of Social Work Academic Programs
Accreditation: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
The BSW Program of Temple University´s School of Social Work (SSW) is rooted in the mission, educational program goal and conceptual framework of SSW. The primary goal of the BSW program is to prepare entry-level, generalist social work practitioners committed to social work practice that ensures human rights, including social, economic and cultural rights, for all.
The Social Work Minor consists of seven (7) courses, or 23 s.h. The minor is designed to give students a basic background and introduction to social work and content areas in the social work field. The Social Work minor is a great complement to other majors in that it offers students skills in policy analysis, communication, cultural competence, group dynamics, assessment and intervention as well as an understanding of the importance of social context. Majors in criminal justice, psychology, education, pharmacy, and other allied disciplines should find it particularly helpful in their job searches and in their later work.
The Master of Social Work (MSW) program consists of 60 credits of course work and field practice taken full time (two academic years) or part-time (over three academic years). Students who have earned a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) may be eligible for the accelerated 34.5 credit Advanced Standing program.
Students focus their degree by selecting a concentration and a specialization:
Concentrations: Clinical Practice, Management and Planning, and Social Work with Communities and Policy Arenas.
Specializations: Children, Youth and Families, Health and Mental Health, or an Individualized Option designed by the student and an advisor.
An integral part of a student’s education are two year-long internships in a human service or social change organizations.
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MSW program campus options:
- Main (Philadelphia)
- Ambler Campus
- Temple University Center City
- Temple University Harrisburg (including MSW programs in Lancaster, Schuylkill County, Huntingdon, DuBois, Mansfield, Misericordia University)
· Home-School Visitors Program with Bryn Mawr College
· Specialization in Faith-Based Social Work with the Lutheran Theological Seminary.
Dual Degree: MSW/MPH
The College of Health Professions and Social Work offers a dual degree program that affords students the opportunity to earn the MSW (through the School of Social Work) and the MPH (through the Department of Public Health) in 3-5 years. The primary goal of this dual degree program is to prepare professionals to assess, understand, prevent, and intervene in health- and mental health-related concerns that impact the well-being of individuals, communities, and populations.
The School of Social Work offers graduate students and clinicians in Pennsylvania the opportunity to earn a 15-credit graduate certificate in Play Therapy. The courses within this program prepare students and behavioral health professionals in the community to meet the 150 hours of play therapy-specific educational requirements to become a Registered Play Therapist, a credential issued by the Association of Play Therapy.
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