M.S.S. Program for Advanced Standing Students

Bryn Mawr College’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research (GSSWSR) Advanced Standing M.S.S. program is designed for individuals who have completed a B.S.W. degree within the last five years from a Council on Social Work Education accredited school of social work. Graduate social work education enables students to deepen and expand the foundational knowledge and skills gained at the undergraduate level. Students in the M.S.S. program are challenged to think broadly about the synergy of research, policy, and practice, and given the necessary tools to work as a promoter of social justice within a context that recognizes the importance of sociocultural diversity and the development of professional self-awareness.

Advanced Standing students who plan to complete the program in one year begin taking classes in summer session II. Classes meet twice a week for a five-week period. In the fall and spring semesters, classes meet once a week over a 14-week period. Students should keep in mind that some courses require time in the computer lab.

Financial aid is available through a combination of Bryn Mawr College grants and subsidized and unsubsidized loans.

Bryn Mawr's Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research Master of Social Service (M.S.S.) degree is equivalent in both licensure and use to the M.S.W. degree. The M.S.S. program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.