Springfield College School of Social Work

  • Know that experience sets us apart
    Know that experience sets us apart
    Our cutting-edge advanced generalist curriculum provides skill-building in clinical practice, supervision and administration, evidence-informed research, social policy, and advocacy for social justice - and has for 25 years.
  • Gain from innovative teaching and scholarship
    Gain from innovative teaching and scholarship
    An outstanding diverse faculty, comprised of active practitioners, scholars, and researchers, is in touch with the community and contributes to shaping current thinking and practice in social work.
  • Develop relationships that advance your education and career
    Develop relationships that advance your education and career
    With a diverse and international student body, we pride ourselves on providing a low faculty-to-student ratio and on maintaining a strong alumni network of accomplished practitioners.
  • Choose from multiple pathways to your MSW
    Choose from multiple pathways to your MSW
    Full-time weekday and part-time weekend options are possible, as well as advanced standing for BSW graduates, a dual MSW/JD degree in partnership with Western New England School of Law and a dual BS/MSW degree for designated undergraduate majors at Springfield College.
  • Engage in preparation for professional practice
    Engage in preparation for professional practice
    Internships are available at a wide range of social work agencies across New England and New York State, and internships at students’ places of employment may be possible.
  • School of Social Work Annual Student Scholarship Fund
    School of Social Work Annual Student Scholarship Fund
    Last year, Springfield College School of Social Work celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary as a Council on Social Work Education-accredited MSW program. As part of the 25th commemorative year, the School established the School of Social Work Annual Student Scholarship Fund. We invite you to make a gift to the newly established fund which will provide support for students of the School.
  • Taking the Class Along

    I think Foucault would have agreed that today's "technology of power" is the Internet, and he most likely would have condemned our surrender to the panopticon-like society, with its invasive surveillance system where we are constantly online and visible. If he heard about online teaching, he would have urged us as academics to be cautious of actively participating in the formation of the disciplinary society, where the private is public and where privacy and introspection are being pushed aside.

Events

Dean’s Welcome

Dean Francine J. Vecchiolla

Francine J. Vecchiolla MSW, PhD
Dean, School of Social Work
(413) 748-3057 | E-mail

  • The Broad Spectrum of Social Work

    Faculty Spotlight
    The spectrum of the reach of the social work profession is broad and powerful. In no other field might one be professionally prepared to successfully conduct work as diverse as international advocacy on behalf of the mentally disabled, interfacing with members of Congress and the executive branch of the U.S. government to organize White House events showcasing the impact of foreign aid programs, and traveling throughout the United States to conduct evaluations of refugee resettlement agencies on behalf of the U.S. Department of State.

    Karen Clark-Hoey,
    MSW, Assistant Professor

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Fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education

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Fulfills requirements of social work licensure