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March 08, 2013

MSASS Offers New "Saturday-Only" Master's Program

The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences has launched a new Saturday Degree Program for students who want to earn their MSSA by enrolling in Saturday classes.

The program is designed for people who want to specialize in Children, Youth and Family practice, but who hold an undergraduate degree in a different field. Courses are held on Saturdays, while field work education is managed around work and family life.

"We hear from a lot of students who need a flexible course schedule because they work full time," said Churyl Croone, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid. "Many of these students don't have an undergraduate degree in social work and want to make a difference in their communities."

Students who enroll in the new program can attend classes on Saturdays and still manage their full-time jobs during the week. "It's one of the best ways to obtain a master’s degree in four years from a top-ranked school of social work," said Sharon E. Milligan, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.


The Saturday Degree Program at MSASS provides students with the competencies they need to practice in a variety of traditional and non-traditional settings.

During the course of the program, students will learn engagement, assessment, planning, designing and implementing interventions, termination, and referrals to community and professional resources. Courses are offered in 5 Saturday modules (10 Saturdays per semester). Field practicum may be completed outside of work hours during evenings and weekends or on a flexible work schedule.

For more information, please visit our Saturday Program website.