Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research

Degree Programs

Master of Social Service (M.S.S.) Program

The Master of Social Service program is a carefully balanced curriculum, in accordance with Bryn Mawr’s mission to explore the variety of roles open to social workers, in the depth required for professional practice, and with the flexibility needed for continual growth in a changing world.

M.S.S. Program for Advanced Standing Students

Bryn Mawr College’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research 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.

M.S.S./M.P.H. Dual Degree Program

Joint degree students will study at both Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research and Jefferson School of Population Health. The completion of the dual degree takes approximately three years for full-time students.

M.S.S. Certificate Programs

Students who are currently enrolled in the M.S.S. program are also eligible to pursue a Certificate Program. Courses taken for the certificate will also count toward M.S.S. elective credits.

Doctoral Program in Social Work (Ph.D.)

The country's first Ph.D. degree in social work was awarded at Bryn Mawr College in 1920. Today we continue to value innovation and creativity to help our students become leading researchers, teachers, and scholar-practitioners.

Why Social Work?

An alumna of the Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research explains why she chose a social work career.

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of students employed 3 to 6 months after graduation.


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