Learn how you can advance your career in Social Work! The Springfield College Department of Graduate Social Work (DGSW) will host an Open House for prospective students at the Brennan Center, 45 Island Pond Road, Springfield, Mass., on Thursday, December 5th, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., and at Saint Vincent Hospital, 123 Summer Street, Conference room B, Worcester, Mass., also on December 5th, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
The DGSW offers flexible scheduling options for students, including weekday, evening, and weekend courses in Springfield, Mass. as well as weekend courses in Worcester, Mass. There are also options for graduates of Council on Social Work Education-accredited Bachelor of Social Work programs to choose either a four-semester weekend or three-semester weekday advanced standing program. The combined Master of Social Work/Juris Doctorate is a four-year, full-time program in conjunction with Western New England University School of Law.
“Social Work is a growing profession. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that social work jobs will grow by 11.5% between 2014 and 2024,” said Department Chair, Dr. William Fisher. The DGSW offers an advanced generalist concentration, the ideal preparation for direct clinical practice, group work, community practice, and administration in a range of settings. Graduates find careers in child and family agencies, schools, hospitals, veterans and military services, senior centers, the justice system, mental health clinics, hospice care, government agencies, and corporations. Dr. Fisher stated that “The department is student-centered, community-focused, and committed to diversity and cultural competence, and to promoting continuous learning.”
The MSW program of the DGSW has been accredited since 1989 by the Council on Social Work Education, the official accrediting body for social work programs in the U.S. Graduates are eligible for professional social work licensure in all 50 states. TheMSW/JD program, offered in collaboration with the Western New England University School of Law, 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 to take the bar examination.
The home of the Department of Graduate Social Work, the Brennan Center, is a state-of-the-art teaching and conference facility that houses technologically enhanced classrooms, a computer lab, an auditorium, faculty offices, and a light-filled atrium, which is the site of school events and student networking. Easily accessible with on-site parking, the Brennan Center is located 1.45 miles from Springfield College’s main campus.
Join the event and meet world class faculty members, extraordinary alumni and current students, financial aid and academic success representatives, and admissions staff. Prospective students may register in advance for the Open House through the department’s website: https://springfield.edu/gsw or by contacting Leanna Tamiso, MSW, LCSW, Recruitment and Admissions Coordinator, at (413) 748-3060 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.