The Springfield College School of Social Work
Preparing Social Workers for Leadership in the 21st Century
- Master of Social Work Weekday Program
- Master of Social Work Weekend Program
- Advanced Standing Program
- Master of Social Work/Juris Doctor (M.S.W./J.D.) Combined Degree Program
- Post-Master's Degree Certificate Program in Advanced Practice with Children and Adolescents
- Bachelor of Science/Master of Social Work Program
You can apply for one of two scheduling options to earn your M.S.W. at the School of Social Work:
- A full-time, weekday schedule
- A part-time, weekend schedule
Master of Social Work Weekday ProgramBy participating in the full-time schedule, you can earn your degree in two years. Classes meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. In addition to classroom participation, you will complete two field practicums and participate in field seminars.
Master of Social Work Weekend ProgramIn this part-time option, classes meet two weekends per month for three years. In addition to the classroom work, you’ll complete a field practicum in the second and third years and also participate in field seminars. Many students in the weekend program are employed in service-related positions, creating a rich and diverse classroom experience.
Advanced Standing ProgramWhether you are interested in the weekday or weekend schedule, you may also be a candidate for our advanced standing program. This option is available to highly qualified bachelor of social work (B.S.W.) graduates. If you completed your B.S.W. in the past five years at a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), you may be able to earn your M.S.W. in a summer and two full-time semesters, or four part-time semesters. In addition to educational credentials, candidates for this program generally have acquired first-hand skill and knowledge related to the social work field.
Master of Social Work/Juris Doctor (M.S.W./J.D.) Combined Degree ProgramIncreasingly, social work and legal issues are intersecting in both the private and public domain. In conjunction with the Western New England University School of Law, the Springfield College School of Social Work has developed a joint M.S.W./J.D. degree which provides students with the advantage of being able to complete both degrees within four rather than five years. Click here for more information.
Those interested in this program must apply to each program separately.
You may contact the Springfield College School of Social Work at (413) 748-3060 or the WNE School of Law on the web.
Post-Master's Degree Certificate Program in Advanced Practice with Children and AdolescentsThe program is aimed at providing experienced professionals with the opportunity to advance their knowledge of practice with children and adolescents. The program is designed for social workers, nurses, mental health professionals, school counselors, and others who have earned master’s degrees in related fields. Applicants must be currently working with children and adolescents. Applications are accepted twice each year.
- For Spring: By January 21
- For Fall: By September 1
The goal of the Certificate Program is to enhance state of the art knowledge and skills in the following content areas:
- Clinical Intervention Techniques
- Bio-Psycho-Social Theories