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Social Work, M.S.W.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) Philadelphia, PA, United States
Students learn to advance social and economic justice through the rigorous Master of Social Work in the School of Social Work, part of Temple University’s College of Public Health. 

Overview

Program Overview

Professional training in clinical skills and evidence-based practices will enable you to support and advocate for vulnerable populations including children, the elderly and those living in poverty. The Social Work program at Temple University also serves as a laboratory for building resilient and healthy communities by focusing on capacity building, policy advocacy and support of at-risk populations.

The field of social work addresses a wide range of social issues, including juvenile justice, poverty, substance abuse, violence against minorities, ex-offender rehabilitation, housing discrimination, immigration issues and others.

The Temple MSW maximizes flexibility for working professionals. Students can complete the master’s program in person full time or part time, or completely online part time. You are also able to customize your degree based on your interests and career goals: Students select from a range of advanced-level coursework that allows them to examine in greater depth a practice modality (or concentration) and a field of practice (or specialization).

With the versatility of a Master of Social Work degree, you will be equipped for careers in a wide variety of fields, including community-based healthcare, public policy, mental health counseling, child protection, hospital care coordination and advocacy. Our graduates work as community organizers, therapists, managers in social services and healthcare systems, and program directors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Current and Emerging Issues in Public Health and Health Professions 1
  • HBSE: Individuals and Families
  • HBSE: Groups, Communities and Organizations
  • Foundations in Social Work Research
  • Social Welfare Policies and Services I
  • Social Welfare Policies and Services II
  • Social Justice: Foundation for Transformative Social Work
  • Practice of Social Service Delivery I
  • Practice of Social Service Delivery II
  • Foundation Field Practicum I
  • Foundation Field Practicum II

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
    • Duration description

      Students who are employed full-time are strongly advised to pursue the part-time program.

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      Course times are structured so as to offer a broad range of flexible options for students, many of whom are employed while engaged in their program of study at Temple.

  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Complete online application
  • Submit your supporting credentials (Statement of Goals, Transcripts, Standardized Test Scores, Letters of Recommendation, Résumé, Portfolio, Audition or Interview)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1297 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1297 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    1297 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1297 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
  • In-State

    942 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 942 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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