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.
  • Humanics, Social Work, and the United Nations

    While working for social justice and social change in his homeland of India, Mahatma Gandhi was well aware of the need to integrate mind, body, and spirit. Such integration is perhaps mirrored in his words of encouragement to followers whose struggle for self-determination was often tedious, if not seemingly hopeless.

Events

Dean’s Welcome

Dean Francine J. Vecchiolla

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

  • Engage and Explore

    Faculty Spotlight
    Children arrive in the world with an incredibly strong 'push' to engage and explore their environments. However, obstacles can arise that prevent this natural, lively engagement. Social workers in the fields of child welfare and children's mental health help parents and caregivers to identify such obstacles, remove them, and clear the path for the child to socialize, explore, and learn.

    James J. Canning, PhD, MSW,
    Professor

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Fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education

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Fulfills requirements of social work licensure