Graduates with a bachelor's degree in social work (BSW) come to graduate school with an exceptional professional foundation. Their undergraduate training exposes them to the profession's history, mission and commitment and their field work introduces them to the populations and mental health issues to which social work is dedicated. These are invaluable experiences for the master's student and the Smith College School for Social Work values this important preparation. For this reason, Smith has developed a unique advanced training opportunity for BSW graduates which builds on their skills and provides them with one of the richest and most advanced clinical social work training opportunities found in graduate education.
- Satisfactory completion of the residence period consisting of:
- Two full-time academic summer sessions
- Three academic courses during the 15-month field placement period
- One 3/5 part-time academic summer session (42 quarter hours)
- Satisfactory completion of the field placement instruction requirement (42 quarter-hours)
- Satisfactory completion of a research project/thesis (16 quarter-hours)
The Smith College School for Social Work Master of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.