Master of Social Work and Leadership in Jewish Education and Communal Service
(Master of Arts or Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, or Combined Bachelor's-Master's Degree)
Program Director: Hana Bor
The dual-degree program offered by Towson University and the University of Maryland in Social Work and Jewish Communal Service prepares students for careers in the Jewish community in areas such as federations (planning, campaign, and resource development); community relations councils (Jewish advocacy and community organizations); Jewish community center work (group work, programming, youth work, and administration); and Jewish family services (clinical social work).
The dual degree emphasizes the need to be both skilled in social work and knowledgeable about Judaism and the Jewish community. Students may complete the program in two years with summer classes or a minimester; however, a three-year program is offered and recommended. Dual-degree students concurrently obtain their degrees from Towson University and the University of Maryland. Students in this dual-degree program need to apply and be admitted into each program independently.
The School of Social Work accepts 6 units to be transferred from Towson University, to apply to the Advanced Curriculum requirements (usually the Advanced Policy course and 3 units of electives). Towson University will accept 6 units to be transferred from The School of Social Work.
For admission and degree requirements please see Master of Arts in Leadership in Jewish Education and Communal Service or Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Jewish Communal Service.