Master of Social Work
Temple University

Program Details

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.


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.

Special Accreditation

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education