Link Martin, MSW
CHPSW Assistant Dean of Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Community Based MSW Cohorts - Lancaster
Temple University offers the MSW program in the Lancaster area to meet the professional development needs of residents. Temple has been a leader in Pennsylvania in providing an accessible high quality masters level social work education in communities where such opportunities do not exist.
The Temple University MSW program is a rigorous program that will prepare students for advanced levels of practice in social work. The program follows Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accreditation guidelines, placing emphasis on teaching practice methods with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations that affirm people’s strengths, value their diversity, and help them take charge of their lives and meet their needs. The MSW program will build on your knowledge from your undergraduate education and your previous professional experience and challenge you to expand your knowledge base and practice methods.
The cohort design allows the MSW program to be offered at off-campus locations through a variety of instructional methods. The same rigor, requirements and student achievement are expected regardless of program location.
We are currently accepting applications for the MSW program in the Lancaster area. If you would like to be updated about Temple´s MSW program in Lancaster, please contact us at TUH@temple.edu or at 1-866-769-1860 (toll free).
Frequently Asked Questions
What is unique about the Lancaster area cohort program? The MSW program will be a specifically designed part-time program for the working adult. Classes are offered in the evening and on Saturdays using a variety of teaching methods.
What is a “cohort program”? Students will take all of their classes together and progress through the program as a group. If a student does not take the courses as scheduled then she/he may have to come to Harrisburg to take classes.
Will I be able to take all of my classes in Lancaster Area? Yes, 100% of the courses in the 60 credit Regular program will be available on the Lancaster Bible College campus.
Who teaches the courses? Courses are taught by Temple faculty based in Harrisburg and by experienced part-time faculty.
How long will it take to get my MSW? By following the outlined course of study, a part-time student will receive the MSW in 3 years.
Can I continue to work while enrolled in this MSW program? Yes. Classes meet in the evening and on Saturdays.
Where will I attend classes? Classes will meet on the campus of Lancaster Bible College in Lancaster.
Will I have to do a field internship? Yes, all students complete 4 semesters of field internship in the Regular MSW program. There are a number of options that can be used to complete field.
May I use my place of employment for my field requirement? Usually yes, the majority of Temple MSW students complete their field requirements at their place of employment. This arrangement will depend on the cooperation of your agency, your learning interests, and whether your agency can provide you with the appropriate learning opportunities.
Is the program clinically focused? Yes, the Lancaster program concentration is Clinical Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families, and Small Groups.
Is the MSW program in Lancaster is the same program that is offered in Harrisburg and at other campuses? Yes, course content, expectations, and quality will be the same for classes provided in Lancaster as they are at all Temple campuses
How do I apply? Prospective students may apply online here.
When is the application deadline? The School employs a rolling admission process with applications being reviewed as they are completed. Therefore, it is to your advantage to apply early.
How can I get on the mailing list for more information? Please contact Link Martin, Assistant Dean, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 1-866-769-1860 (toll free).