Open House At Springfield College School Of Social WorkFebruary 20, 2006
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Feb. 20, 2006 --
The Springfield College School of Social Work will present an open house for persons interested in graduate education on Thursday, March 2, 2006, from 4 to 6 p.m., at its facilities at the Brennan Center, 45 Island Pond Road, Springfield. At the informal information session, prospective students will have opportunities to meet with faculty members and current students, learn about the financial aid process, and tour the modern facilities of the Brennan Center. Refreshments will be served. Advance registration is available by calling (413) 748-3060 or (413) 748-3065.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of social workers is expected to increase much faster than the average for all occupations through 2008. Many social work positions require advanced education. Springfield College offers the only master of social work weekend program in New England. Students can complete the weekend program in three years, or the full-time program in two years on weekdays. The combined master of social work/juris doctorate (MSW/JD) is four-year program in conjunction with Western New England College School of Law.
The school also offers an advanced standing master of social work program for qualified graduates of bachelor of social work programs that are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
The Springfield College School of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, the official accrediting body for social work programs in the United States. Graduates are eligible for professional social work licensure in all 50 states. The MSW/JD program is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Graduates are eligible for professional social work licensure and bar examination.