College of Public Health / School of Social Work

The School of Social Work is an integral part of Temple University's College of Public Health, which is home to various professions that seek to heal and bolster human capacities. The School of Social Work fulfills its mission of building social and economic justice to improve quality of life through teaching, research, and service.

Established at Temple University more than 40 years ago, the School of Social Work prepares its graduates to tackle such diverse issues as child welfare, community capacity building, elder abuse, health services, HIV/AIDS, homelessness, hospice services, juvenile justice, mental health, organizational diversity, poverty, substance abuse, teen pregnancy, and violence against women. The School utilizes:

  • education to affect social change;
  • research and scholarship to advance knowledge and generate evidence-based strategies to resolve problems;
  • public research to aid the dissemination of knowledge and evidence-based strategies; and
  • continued responsiveness to meet the changing needs of constituents through collaborations and partnerships with communities, agencies, and organizations.

The Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree program is offered today with full-time, part-time, and online options. In addition, a dual-degree program lets M.S.W. students concurrently earn their Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree.


Degree Program and Certificate

Graduate Faculty

For information on Graduate Faculty in the School of Social Work, please refer to the College of Public Health's Graduate Faculty page.