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Social Work

Master of Social Work
About This Program
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Sean Mangan
Graduate Admissions Counselor
smangan@springfield.edu
(413) 748-3060
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Curriculum and Delivery
Start Dates and Duration
  • Start in September (fall semester) or January (spring semester)
  • Attend full or part time
  • Full time: Complete in 2 years
  • Part time: Complete in 3 years
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Springfield College Social Work graduate students discuss their coursework and careers between classes at the Brennan Center on Tuesday, January 30, 2024.

The Master of Social Work (MSW) at Springfield College provides students with the education and experience needed to make a difference in the field of social work.  Faculty members who are recognized for their work locally, nationally, and internationally, provide students with a well-rounded social work education.

The Master of Social Work prepares social workers for professional practice through a single concentration in advanced generalist practice. Students graduate well-equipped to work at the individual, family, group, organization, and community levels with evidence-based and knowledge-guided practice.

Program Options

  • MSW 100% Online Program (part time, three years) - Mix of synchronous and asynchronous courses, cohort model to build community, and includes intensive faculty advising and technical support
  • MSW Weekday Program (full time, two years) - Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 3:50 p.m. In addition to classroom work, a field practicum is required in each of four semesters and participation in fall field seminars is required. The field practica take place during weekday business hours.
  • MSW Evening Program (full time, two years)- In this option, classes meet on a weekly basis on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:15 to 8:30 p.m. All courses are in a hybrid format.
  • MSW Weekend Program (part time, three years) - In this option, classes meet seven times per semester in the fall and spring and in two summer semesters, on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 to 3:40 p.m. In addition to classroom work, a field practicum is required in the fourth, fifth, seventh, and eighth semesters, along with fall field seminars. The content and quality of the weekday and weekend programs are the same. The field practica take place during weekday business hours.

Mission  

Through the teaching of social work knowledge and practice, the Masters in Social Work program at Springfield College prepares individuals to meet universal human needs in order to engender mutually beneficial interaction between individuals and societal systems at all levels, based on principles of economic and social justice, dignity, and human rights.

Accreditation

The Springfield College Master of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the official accrediting body for social work programs in the U.S. This enables graduates to take professional social work licensure examinations in all 50 states.

How to Apply:

Admissions Requirements

International Applicants

All international applicants from non-English speaking countries are required, in addition to the items listed above, to submit:

  • Proof of English language proficiency by way of the TOEFL or IELTS. Other tests may be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Please refer to our language requirements for more information on acceptable tests, minimum scores, exemptions, and conditional acceptance. If your undergraduate degree was earned in the United States and you successfully completed college-level English, we will consider English language proficiency met.
  • Please note: Transcripts must be in English. If the transcript is not in English you will be required to submit a professional credential evaluation completed by any member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). For this we recommend SpanTran, with its customized portal for Springfield College applicants. World Education Services or Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. are also recommended for your credential evaluations.

The staff in the Office of International Admissions can assist you with questions you may have about enrolling at Springfield College as an international student by emailing intladmissions@springfieldcollege.edu.

Application Deadlines

Domestic Students:

Fall Start

  • Application Deadline: August 1

Spring Start

  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis as space is available.

International Students:

Fall Start

  • Application and Supporting Materials Deadline: May 1

Spring Start

  • Application and Supporting Materials Deadline: October 1

Winifred Brown, MSW’23

“Coming from a country whose child protection system was not well suited to the current needs of its citizens ignited a flame in me that required knowledge and skill to help me become an instrument of change. Springfield College has given me the platform to acquire academic training with its generalist program. I gained knowledge, skills, and values at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. I gained so much confidence in myself and professional skills using group experience from field placements and project presentations.”

Winifred Brown
MSW and JD

Jenna Stadulis, MSW’23

“I have always had a passion for wanting to help people with substance use disorders. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do that in a legal or social work capacity which is why I decided to get both degrees. The best part of my time in the MSW program has been my fieldwork experiences, from my first placement at a methadone clinic to my placement at the Committee for Public Counsel Services. I have learned so much from working in the field and have loved being able to connect what I am learning in the classroom to the real world.”

Jenna Stadulis

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