School of Social Work

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About The School

Today, more than four decades after Temple University launched its School of Social Work (SSW), the professionals who walk out of our doors play an increasingly vital support and advocacy role for the young, the old, and others trying to cope with life’s complexities. They continue to deliver on the SSW mission to strive to transform society by eliminating social, political, and economic injustices for poor and oppressed populations and advance the quality of life.

Why Us?

  • Full-time, part-time and online program options
  • More than 500 internship sites
  • High passing rate for initial social work licensure exam
  • International programs include collaboration with the FHE University of Applied Sciences Erfurt in Erfurt, Germany, as well as exchange and summer program opportunities at Temple's various international campuses
  • Educational partnerships include the Home-School Visitors Program with Bryn Mawr College and Specialization in Faith-Based Social Work with the Lutheran Theological Seminary
  • Dual degree program lets M.S.W. students concurrently earn their Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree
  • Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Our program uses education to affect social change; research and scholarship to advance knowledge and generate evidence-based strategies to resolve problems; public research to aid the dissemination of knowledge and evidence based strategies; and continued responsiveness to the changing needs of constituents through collaborations and partnerships with communities, agencies, and organizations.