School of Social Work Springfield College

School of Social Work Springfield College

Springfield, MA
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Tuition Cost Not Reported
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May 1
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3 Degrees Offered
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Acclaimed training in Advanced Generalist social work

The advanced generalist practice curriculum at the Springfield College School of Social Work equips students with the latest knowledge and skills needed in the field. Intellectually challenging, while grounded in real-world practice, this curriculum prepares students to make a significant difference in the world.

The curriculum includes a generalist foundation year and an advanced generalist concentration year. During the first year, students will gain theoretical perspectives across the four core curriculum sequences of human behavior in the social environment, social work practice, social work research, and social welfare policy. Within their second year, students build on competencies introduced in the foundation year. They will develop advanced clinical assessment and intervention skills, as well as supervisory, administrative, policy, and research skills. Permeating the curriculum and skill sets are themes of human rights, social justice, and social change.

Academic Programs

-MSW Weekday (Springfield)

-MSW Weekend (Springfield & Worcester)

-Advanced Standing for BSW Graduates (Weekday & Weekend)

-Dual Degree Program MSW/JD

-Dual Degree Program BS/MSW

Career advantages to Advanced Generalist Degree

Employers increasingly demand social work professionals who are creative decision-makers and solution-builders, two characteristics that the advanced generalist degree program focuses on. Graduates of this program also have the knowledge and skills to assess complex situations with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities, as well as the ability to intervene with advanced and sophisticated practice skills.

Outstanding, diverse faculty members who are active practitioners, scholars, and researchers

Springfield College School of Social Work (SCSSW) faculty members are highly regarded practitioners in the fields. They are social work leaders who bring a hands-on approach to the classroom, and clearly demonstrate how social work theories and strategies apply in professional practice.

From family intervention, to adventure-based therapy, to global rights, the SCSSW faculty is recognized locally, nationally, and internationally for their contributions.

Small class sizes, field practicums, and field seminars all help to foster a unique bond between faculty members and students.

Wide range of social work agencies for internships

The Springfield College School of Social Work (SCSSW) offers a broad range of field placement possibilities, both geographically and from a practice perspective.

The Office of Field Education has established relationships with over 1,000 agencies throughout New England and New York.

Located in New England at the state-of-the-art Brennan Center

The Springfield College School of Social Work is located in the central northeast at the 19,300-square-foot Brennan Center, recently renovated in 2012. A convenient location that includes on-site parking, the Brennan Center recent updates included technologically enhanced classrooms and new faculty offices. The Brennan Center also features a computer lab, a tiered auditorium, and a light-filled atrium, which is where many school events are held.

Emphasis on Humanics philosophy

The Springfield College mission of educating students in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others aligns with the mission of the School of Social Work (SSW). The SSW 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.

Become a Social Work Leader

You've chosen the profession of social work because you have the passion to help people improve their lives. Now, you want to excel further. Tomorrow's effective social worker will need to master of all of the traditional skills of diagnosis and treatment, and more. Social work leaders will possess skills in collaboration, management, administration, advocacy, and system reform. The complexity of the field is increasing at the rapid pace of societal change.

Factors include managed health care, an aging population, integration of children with special needs in schools, increased variety of treatment programs for substance abusers, the growing popularity of employee assistance programs, and other issues. In addition, needs for public welfare, family services, and child protection services continue to grow. The advanced generalist practice curriculum at the Springfield College School of Social Work will equip you with the latest knowledge and skills. Intellectually challenging, while grounded in real-world practice, it will prepare you to make a significant difference in the world.

Location & Contact

School of Social Work

Springfield College

Brennan Center 45 Island Pond Road
Springfield, MA 01108
United States

Dr. Francine Vecchiola


Phone: 413-748-3065

Mr. Franklin Kirshner

Admissions Coordinator

Phone: 413-748-3060
Fax: 413-748-3069

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Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Social Work MSW, MSW/JD, BS/MSW
    • Post-Master's Certificate program in Trauma-informed Practice with Children and Adolescents Post-Master's Certificate
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 123
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes, MSW
  • Degree Requirements
    • Post-Master's 90 CEU's
    • JD/MSW 124 Credits
    • MSW 60 Credits
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 1
    • Types of financial support availableCareer or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students350
    • Female Percentage85%
    • Male Percentage15%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students350
    • Part-time Percentage28%
    • Full-time Percentage72%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino14%
    • Black / African American26%
    • White / Caucasian52%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian1%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races4%
    • Unknown or International Student3%


  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty42
    • Full-time Percentage33%
    • Part-time Percentage67%
    • Female Percentage60%
    • Male Percentage40%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchChildren and families, health and mental health, school social work, gerontology, international social work
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported


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