MA program for students with a BA in other disciplines
The Master's degree complementary program is intended for candidates with a BA or MA in other disciplines. The program includes theoretical courses and professional training in the field in all years of study.
Upon completion of all course requirements in the complementary program, including professional training in the field, students will be awarded the degree of MA in Social Work. Graduates of the program will be eligible to apply for registration in the Social Workers' Registrar.
Registration to the program is possible to the non- thesis track only (Track 2). During the first year students interested in transferring to the thesis track will be able to apply in accordance with the criteria and timetable issued by the school.
Students choose one of three concentrations:
This concentration is aimed towards developing the students' social worker professional identity, and providing them with knowledge and skills in the specific therapeutic intervention. The curriculum focuses on the theory and practice in dynamic treatment. In addition, emphasis is placed on familiarizing students with other therapeutic orientations in social work, and on enhancing their diagnostic skills, in intervention with individuals, families and groups.
Community and Organizational Development
This concentration is aimed towards developing the students' social worker professional identity, and providing them with theoretical knowledge and community work skills relating to the development of leadership, management and organizational counseling. Emphasis is placed on familiarizing students with various orientations in community and organizational development, and on enhancing their diagnostic skills in intervention with communities, organizations, families and individuals. The faculty includes lecturers from the School of Social Work and from the Department of Business Administration. The curriculum is at a level that provides participants with expertise that is recognized and qualifies them for certification by the National Council of Social Workers.
Rehabilitation and Health
This concentration is aimed towards developing the students' social worker professional identity, and providing them with theoretical knowledge and skills in the areas of rehabilitation, health and illness services, and services for the elderly. In addition, emphasis is placed on familiarizing students with dynamic-rehabilitative approaches to the treatment of individuals and families, and on enhancing their clinical skills.
- A Bachelor's degree with a grade point average of 85% and above. (Applicants who do not have a certificate of eligibility for the degree will not be able to apply).
- Pre-requirements must be met, as detailed on the School of Social Work website
Applicants who possess the highest qualifications will be invited for a further screening process - a personal interview / group interview / screening test, at the discretion of the admissions committee
The Application Process
- Applications for Master's degree complementary program should be submitted through the Bar-Ilan University website: www.biu.ac.il, in accordance with the instructions.
- Application to the School of Social Work - The applicant must fill out a registration form and include a letter of recommendation from supervisor at place of work, or lecturer in an academic institution. See registration form and additional information on School website (Hebrew)
Duration of Studies
The duration of studies is three years.
Full details regarding the structure of the complementary program in the first year and MA studies will be publicized at the School of Social Work website (Hebrew).
English language for Master's Degree. For information on the screening exams, the level of courses determined for students, and eligibility criteria for exemptions.
In accordance with the general requirements for a Master's degree.