Master of Social Work (MSW)

Masters of Social Work MSW, Masters of Social Work

The Temple University Master of Social Work program is an evening and weekend program providing the opportunity for individuals to complete the requirements for the MSW degree while maintaining employment.

  • The complete MSW degree may be obtained by attending Temple University Harrisburg or one of its community based cohort sites in Dallas, DuBois, Lancaster, or Mansfield.
  • The program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education [], the accrediting body for social work education in the United States.
  • The College of Health Professions and Social Work (CHPSW) offers an off-campus distance learning program, called the Commonwealth MSW Program.
  • The program offers many opportunities for learning including field education.   For information on Temple University's MSW Field Education Program, click here.

The Regular program is available in Harrisburg for individuals that have undergraduate degrees in disciplines other than social work. The 60-credit program is usually completed in two years full-time or three years part-time.

Applicants for the Regular program must have:

  • A minimum overall undergraduate GPA (on a four-point scale) of 3.0
  • A career intent appropriate to social work education

The Advanced Standing program is available for individuals with an undergraduate degree in social work from a CSWE accredited undergraduate program within the last five years. The 34.5-credit program is usually completed in 13 months or 18 months.

Applicants for the Advanced Standing Program must have:

  • A minimum overall undergraduate GPA (on a four-point scale) of 3.0
  • A 3.0 GPA for the combined junior and senior years
  • A minimum grade of B in all undergraduate social work courses (one exception is allowed)
  • A favorable recommendation from an undergraduate social work program (Senior Seminar Professor, Advisor, Field Placement Supervisor, or Program Chair)

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