Dual Degree Bachelor of Science/Master of Social Work Program
Benefits of Program:
The bachelor of science/master of social work (BS/MSW) program is for Springfield College undergraduate students in the Department of Social Science who are already majoring in social work-related fields and who wish to pursue a master of social work through the College.
The program enables undergraduate students with a major in criminal justice, sociology, or youth development, to earn a BS and MSW in four undergraduate academic years, one summer, and one academic year of graduate study.
Eligibility, Requirements, and Admission:
The BS/MSW dual degree program is open to Springfield College undergraduate students who are in selected majors in the Department of Social Sciences; have earned an overall GPA of 3.0 by the end of the fall semester of their third year; and have completed at least 81 credits. Students also must have completed two credits of undergraduate field experience with a grade of B or better. To apply, students must submit a letter of interest to the admissions coordinator of the School of Social Work, accompanied by a working transcript and a letter of recommendation from their undergraduate faculty advisor. These documents must be submitted during the spring semester of the student's third undergraduate year, no later than March 15. The School of Social Work admissions committee reviews requests for admission to these courses. A complete, formal application is required in the spring semester of the student's fourth year, and additional eligibility requirements apply.
For more information about the BS/MSW program students should consult with their undergraduate faculty advisor in the Department of Social Sciences.
Bachelor of Science/Master of Social Work Curriculum
Effective for the current year for Incoming Students. Returning students should refer to advising sheets found in Resources.
|Fall of Fourth Undergraduate Year||Credits|
|MSSW 601 Human Behavior in the Social Environment 1||3|
|MSSW 611 Social Policy 1||3|
|Spring of Fourth Undergraduate Year||Credits|
|MSSW 602 Human Behavior in the Social Environment 2||3|
|MSSW 612 Social Policy 2||3|
|MSSW 621 Research 1||3|
|All of the courses listed above serve as credits for both the undergraduate degree and the master’s of social work degree.|
|Summer Following Completion of Undergraduate Degree and Official Acceptance into the School of Social Work||Credits|
|MSSW 610 Practice 5||2|
|MSSW 688 Special Topics, Practice 6 OR MSSW 692 Independent Study, Practice 6||4|
|MSSW 684 & 685 Field Practicum 1 (1st & 2nd Half)||7|
|MSSW 674 Field Seminar 1||.5|
|Hours for Practicum: 450 Hours in 12 Weeks = 37.5 hours/week, approximately May 31 through August 20; 7.5 Hours per day (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM with .5 hour for lunch) for five days per week.|
|Fall of MSW Concentration Year||Credits|
|MSSW 603 Human Behavior in the Social Environment 3||3|
|MSSW 623 Research 2 (Formerly Research 3)||3|
|MSSW 633 Social Work Practice 3||3|
|MSSW 686 Field Practicum 2 (1st Half)||3.5|
|MSSW 676 Field Seminar 2||.5|
|Spring of MSW Concentration Year||Credits|
|MSSW 613 Social Policy 3||3|
|MSSW 634 Social Work Practice 4||3|
|MSSW 687 Field Practicum 2 (2nd Half)||3.5|
|MSW Degree Total||60|