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Marywood's School of Social Work and Administrative Studies offers full- and part-time plans at four different locations for those seeking the Master of Social Work (MSW) degree. All plans require both classroom study and field education, all according to the same standards.

Full-time programs are available on weekdays at Marywood University in Scranton, and evenings at the Lehigh Valley Center at DeSales University. Part-time programs are available on Saturdays in Scranton, evenings at the Lehigh Valley Center, and Saturdays at the Central Pennsylvania and Pocono Centers.

Program Location Full-time Part-time
Scranton Marywood
University
Lehigh Valley DeSales
University
Central PA Bloomsburg
University
 
Pocono East Stroudsburg University of PA  


Scranton Program

Standard Full-time Plan

This program includes two academic years of study (18 months, exclusive of summers) and completion of 60 credit hours. Students ordinarily spend two consecutive days a week, Thursday and Friday, taking classroom courses and 16 hours a week in social work agencies or settings. Fifteen credits are earned in Field Education and 45 in classroom courses. Field Education placements can usually be developed for students in the region in which they live.

Saturday Part-time Plan

The Saturday Plan on the Scranton Campus enables students to take two classroom courses (6 credits) on Saturday in the fall and spring semesters and one or two (3 or 6 credits) on Saturdays in summer sessions. Field Education requirements are carried out concurrently with required classroom courses in the second and/or the final years.

 


 


Lehigh Valley Program at DeSales University

The Standard Full-time Plan is available, with some variations, at the Lehigh Valley Center.

The Lehigh Valley Center offers a part-time plan for students as well. Students in this plan ordinarily take classroom courses (6 credits) two evenings a week in fall and spring semesters and one course (3 credits) two evenings a week in either or both summer sessions. The Field Education requirements are carried out concurrently with the required classroom courses in the second and/or the final years.

The Lehigh Valley Program offers classes on Monday and Wednesday evenings during fall and spring semesters and on Tuesday and Thursday evenings during summer.

DeSales University is situated in Center Valley, close to the city of Allentown, a part of the Lehigh Valley in eastern Pennsylvania. Allentown and the adjacent cities of Bethlehem and Easton have a combined population exceeding 200,000 and support a variety of cultural and community activities. Inasmuch as the University is within 55 miles of Philadelphia, 90 miles of New York City, and easy commuting distance from New Jersey, students may find easy access to courses at this campus.

Contact Information

The School of Social Work MSW Program
Campbell Classroom Building, DeSales University
2640 Station Avenue, Center Valley PA
Phone: (610) 282-0479
Fax: (610) 282-0328

Dr. Phyllis N. Black, Director Lehigh Valley Program at DeSales University
(610) 282-0479
black@marywood.edu

Ms. Christina Car Gigler, Director of Field Education Lehigh Valley/Reading
(610) 282-1100 ext. 1541
cgigler@marywood.edu

Ms. Mary Ann K. Lewandowski, Administrative Assistant
(610) 282-0479
lewandowski@marywood.edu


Central Pennsylvania Program at Bloomsburg University

The Central Pennsylvania Program offers a part-time program plan. Students in this plan ordinarily take two classroom courses (6 credits) on Saturdays in the fall and spring semesters and one or two (3 or 6 credits) on Saturdays in summer sessions. Field Education requirements are carried out concurrently with required classroom courses in the second and/or the final years.

Bloomsburg University is located a short distance from Interstate 80, Exit 236, on the northeastern edge of the Town of Bloomsburg, in central Pennsylvania. The 282-acre campus is a short walk from an 80-store business district. The University's publicity literature describes the setting as "A university in a park," with great views, beautiful walkways, and a sculpture garden. A community hospital is adjacent to the campus and major chair stores and a mall are nearby. Bloomsburg University is part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

Contact Information

Bloomsburg University
400 East Second Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Phone: (570) 389-5234

Mr. Mark Shaffer, Coordinator Central Pa Program at Bloomsburg University
(570) 348-6282
markshaffer@maryu.marywood.edu

 

Pocono Program at East Stroudsburg University

The Pocono Program offers a part-time program plan.  Students in this plan ordinarily take two classroom courses (6 credits) on Saturdays in the fall and spring semesters and two courses (6 credits) on Saturdays in summer sessions.  Field Education requirements are carried out concurrently with required classroom courses in the second and/or the final years.

East Stroudsburg University is located immediately off Exit 308 of Interstate 80, in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. East Stroudsburg University is in the Pocono Mountains, 5 minutes from the Delaware Water Gap and the state of New Jersey. "The University has 65 buildings located on 257 acres in the East Stroudsburg Borough and in Smithfield Township" and is part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. A community hospital is adjacent to the campus.

Marywood students have access to the East Stroudsburg University library and other services.

Contact Information

Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice
East Stroudsburg University
200 Prospect Street
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

Dr. Lloyd L. Lyter, Professor and Coordinator, Pocono Program at East Stroudsburg University
(570) 335-3585
lyter@maryu.marywood.edu