Social Work - Graduate Programs
The Bob Shapell School of Social Work
Social Work (1110)
This page is up to date 05.12.21.
The central mission of the Master of Social Work Program is the preparation of students for advanced social work practice and leadership. Thus, the M.S.W. program is focused on providing knowledge and practice skills, with the aim of promoting creative, planned, informed theoretically and empirically-based social work. The study of the Master of Social Work program is based on three clusters of courses: 1. fundamental courses for the development of knowledge and its conceptualization; 2. the critical reflective approach in social work; and, 3. the development of knowledge and its conceptualization by means of research or intervention.
Four MSW programs are offered:
- Advanced and Integrated intervention in social work;
- Rights-based social work and social policy.
- Clinical social work with children and adolescents.
- Clinical social work for coping with stress and trauma.
Within each program, students take part in the development of knowledge in one of two tracks: Research (Thesis track) and Intervention (Practice track).
The program requires two years (up to 3 years in the thesis track). Only applicants with an undergraduate degree in social work who are fluent in Hebrew will be considered for admission. All applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 85 from an accredited university. The two clinical programs - for social work with children and adolescents and for coping with stress and trauma - will only be open to applicants with at least 22 months of experience (by the beginning of the following academic year) at 50% position, in social work with children and adolescents and/or their environments and work with populations under stress and trauma conditions, respectively.
All documents, including transcripts of undergraduate work and certificates of employment (to confirm years of experience as a social worker), must be received no later than two weeks after the registration to the MSW tracks.
For detailed information see the Hebrew website.
Social Work for BA Holders (track 0036)
The prerequisite studies program for master's in Social Work is aimed for BA holders of other degrees in social sciences. The 3-year program incorporates prerequisite studies in social work (first and second year; 48 hours), including supervised field practice (2 days per year), and a full M.S.W program in Advanced practice in social work (starting the second year, through the third year). Students take part in the development of knowledge in one of two tracks: Research (Thesis track) and Intervention (Practice track). Choice of track is at the second year of the program, with the beginning of the M.SW studies.
The program requires:
- Undergraduate degree with a minimum grade point average of 88.
- 6 pre-courses (learned in undergraduate studies, or other academic studies): Mandatory: statistics for social sciences, Research Methods; 4 courses out these 10: Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Sociology, Personality Theories, Abnormal Psychology, Israeli Society, Social Psychology, Economics, Introduction to Israeli law, Introduction to management and public policy.
- Field experience (work or volunteer) connected to the field of social work.
- Curriculum Vita
All Materials must be received no later than March of current year, to be considered for acceptance to the following academic year.
For detailed information please visit the Hebrew website.