Social Work - Graduate Programs
The Bob Shapell School of Social Work
Social Work (1110)
The M.S.W. program is focused on providing knowledge and practice skills and on developing and conceptualizing new knowledge, with the aim of promoting creative, planned, informed and theoretically and empirically-based social work. Knowledge courses cover a variety of theoretical approaches and diverse client populations – families, children, women and more. Practice courses include advanced skills, critical-reflective practice, policy practice, group work, individual and family interventions, and interventions with children. In addition, several courses focus on social issues that are prominent in the public and professional discourse.
Three MSW programs are offered:
- The Integrated Intervention Track in social work;
- Rights-based social work and social policy ( subject to the approval of the university authorities).
- 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 materials, including transcripts of undergraduate work, recommendations and certificates of employment (to confirm years of experience as a social worker), must be received no later than March of current year, to be considered for acceptance to the following academic year.
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.