Program Overview

Temple University offers the Master of Social Work, a program that prepares its graduates for leadership roles in government, schools, primary care clinics, nonprofit organizations, community organizing efforts and more. Students are prepared to engage in issues related to HIV/AIDS, homelessness, juvenile justice, community capacity building, health disparities, child welfare, teenage pregnancy, elder abuse and poverty in a variety of public and nonprofit settings. Social work is about compassion and commitment to social justice and change.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Mostly Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    Council on Social Work Education

    Requirements

    Applicants do not have to have a BSW but must have a Bachelor’s degree with a broad liberal arts foundation from an accredited undergraduate institution and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students are required to have access to proper technology, and be able to attend a 3 day in-person training between the first and second year of the program.

    An Advanced Standing MSW program is available to those who hold a BSW degree.

    School Overview

    Temple University is a comprehensive, public institution of higher learning located in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since its foundation in 1884, Temple has prepared the largest body of professionals in Pennsylvania. Temple was founded by Russell Cornwell, a Yale-educated Boston lawyer and ordained Baptist minister who began teaching at Grace Baptist Church in Pennsylvania. From the popular classes at the Church, Temple University grew.

    Temple offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates from the following colleges and schools:

    • Tyler School of Art
    • Fox School of Business
    • Maurice H. Kronberg School of Dentistry
    • College of Education
    • College of Engineering
    • Beasley School of Law
    • College of Liberal Arts
    • School of Media and Communication
    • Lewis Katz School of Medicine
    • Boyer College of Music and Dance
    • School of Pharmacy
    • School of Podiatric Medicine
    • College of Public Health
    • College of Science and Technology
    • School of Social Work
    • School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management
    • School of Theater, Film and Media Arts

    Temple Online offers many graduate degrees in completely online formats. Fully online accredited graduate programs are both designed and taught by our outstanding Temple University faculty.

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