GSSWSR Unveils New Part-Time Program!Beginning Fall 2018, we will offer a new part-time program that can be completed with a combination of evening, weekend, and hybrid courses.Learn More
Janet Shapiro New Dean of GSSWSRJanet Shapiro has been appointed as the new dean of the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research and began in July 2017.Greetings from the Dean
Scholarship and PreparationField EducationField Education provides social work students with hands-on, challenging field placements that put education into practice.Learn more
Learning OpportunitiesCenter for Child and Family WellbeingMission: To foster an interdisciplinary focus on a broad range of issues and challenges faced by today's children and families.Learn More
Our GraduatesAlumnae/i InvolvementAlumnae/i are engaged and active, such as this group with the Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt exhibit By the People.Learn More
Welcome to the Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research (GSSWSR), located in the Greater Philadelphia area! Like Bryn Mawr College as a whole, the GSSWSR is distinctive for its dedication to fine teaching, attentiveness to individual students, and high academic standards within a liberal arts tradition. Founded in 1915, the GSSWSR has from inception embraced scholarship, practice, and collaboration within a broad construction of social work and social welfare.
Who Are We?
Bryn Mawr College’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research (GSSWSR) prepares students to become effective social work practitioners, advocates for social and economic justice, and leaders in the social work profession. Students learn about work with individuals, families and groups, as well as social work with organizations and communities. Our students learn a holistic approach to social work practice with an emphasis on the importance of diversity and inclusion. Our accredited program awards a Master of Social Service (MSS) degree, which is equivalent to an MSW.
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