2U and Syracuse University launch online social work degree

2U and Syracuse University launch online social work degree

Edtech company 2U Inc. has announced an expanded partnership with New York-based Syracuse University to deliver a new online Master of Social Work (MSW) within the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics.

This new agreement means that 2U with Syracuse University will now support 15 online graduate degrees, as well as online short courses in collaboration with GetSmarter™, a brand of 2U.

Michele G. Wheatly, Vice Chancellor and Provost at Syracuse University, said: “Our future success will be determined by today’s innovation. This includes innovating in the way we teach, the way our students learn and the way they apply the lessons learned within the classroom to professional environments.

“Our partnership with 2U has positioned us to expand our reach, further our mission, and drive great student outcomes for nearly 5000 students across five schools and colleges at Syracuse University.”

Andrew Hermalyn, 2U President of University Partnerships, added: “We are honoured to expand our partnership with Syracuse University, an innovative institution with tremendous momentum and a fierce commitment to academic excellence and innovation.

“Falk College students, faculty, staff and alumni have and continue to leave a lasting impact on the social work profession, and we are proud to extend 2U’s work with Syracuse to the school’s worthy mission.”

The news of this expansion comes less than a month since we reported on the partnership between LSE and 2U to deliver a Bachelor of Science in Data Science and Business Analytics.

2U and Syracuse University online programme will mirror traditional course

Syracuse MSW Online will mirror the university’s traditional programme which trains students to challenge oppression, empower highly vulnerable populations, and create a more just society.

Graduates of the programme will be prepared to enter a growing profession and work in a wide range of settings.

The online programme will offer a 60-credit curriculum and provide an Advanced Standing track allowing students to complete the MSW in 24 months.

Students will also complete field placements in real-world settings alongside experienced practitioners.

2U and Syracuse University “MSW Online” is expected to launch in late 2021, pending accreditor approval.

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