Depending on their academic history, students will complete one of two MSW programs: the Regular Entry MSW curriculum (in person or online) or the Advanced Standing MSW curriculum. Admissions requirements vary depending on how you enter the program.
Learn more about the Temple University Graduate School's official transfer credit policy. Any exemptions to this policy will be handled on a case-by-case basis by the MSW program director.
All applicants will be automatically considered for available merit-based scholarships at the time they are reviewed for admission. Students will be notified if they are in receipt of such scholarships either at the time of admission or very shortly thereafter.
Regular Entry MSW
Applicants are not required to have a BSW but must have a bachelor’s degree with a broad liberal arts foundation from an accredited undergraduate institution and a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Start Term: Fall (for full- or part-time students), Spring (part-time students only)
- Campus Options: Main Campus
- Format: Full time (Main Campus only) or part time
If you do not meet the full admissions criteria, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-204-5200 to discuss your options.
Online Regular Entry MSW
Applicants are not required to have a Bachelor of Social Work but must have a bachelor’s degree with a broad liberal arts foundation from an accredited undergraduate institution and a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Start Term: Fall, Spring
- Campus Options: Online with a mandatory, three-day, in-person training in Philadelphia between the first and second years of the program.
- Format: Part time only
Students must have access to proper technology and be able to attend the three-day, in-person training. Learn more about specific technology requirements for the online program.
Advanced Standing MSW (in person or online)
Applicants must have completed their Bachelor of Social Work from a CSWE–accredited program within the past five years and have a minimum 3.25 GPA, both overall and in their major. Applicants must also demonstrate promise as a master’s-level social worker and show readiness to take on graduate education.
- Start Term: Summer I
- Campus Options: Main Campus and online beginning Summer I 2019
- Format: Full time (Main Campus only) and part time
MSW-MPH Dual Degree
Students interested in the MSW-MPH dual degree apply to this program through SOPHAS. Your application materials will be shared with the School of Social Work or the Public Health Admissions team.
The MSW-MPH dual degree is available in the following formats.
- Full time or part time
- On site
- Fully online
- Blended in person and online.