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Explore Salem State's Master of Social Work Saturday Program

Salem State's Master of Social Work (MSW) curriculum emphasizes preparation for direct social work practice. The Saturday plan has a specific focus on trauma-informed practice, the topic infused into both the required and elective curriculum. A trauma-informed approach includes recognition of the signs and symptoms of trauma, minimizes re-traumatization and integrates intervention, and services to address trauma recovery across all clinical and community settings.

Why Choose a Saturday Plan? 

  • Students can manage multiple responsibilities such as work and/or family
  • Face-to-face classroom learning provides quality interpersonal and practical knowledge to build skills for your career
  • The cohort model proves to support students for successful program completion and expands professional networks
  • Guaranteed courses on Saturday avoids commuting during high peak hours and prevents long weekdays of both work and classes

The Saturday MSW is a unique cohort-model program designed for people working in human services and related fields. The cohort of 20 professionals will enter and proceed through the program together.

  • Complete your degree in three years by taking two classes each fall, spring and summer semester on Saturdays
  • Field education sites complement the trauma-informed curriculum and at least one of your field education options may include your current employer
  • Integrated practice with an essential mix of clinical and selected macro skills for leadership and management

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