The School of Social Work (SSW) is dedicated to societal transformation to eliminate social, political, economic injustices for poor and oppressed populations and to advancing the quality of life for all.
The School of Social Work (SSW) opened in 1969 as the School of Social Administration with the goal of developing and promoting leadership in the public sector. The school’s first MSW class graduated in 1971 and the first BSW class graduated in 1973. The school later opened its Harrisburg program and has continued to offer social work education to underserved areas throughout Pennsylvania. In 2009, the School was renamed as the School of Social Work and joined the college, which then became the College of Health Professions and Social Work. SSW is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
The Temple University Master of Social Work program is an evening and weekend program providing the opportunity for individuals to complete the requirements for the MSW degree while maintaining employment. The complete MSW degree may be obtained by attending Temple University Harrisburg.