Frequently Asked Questions

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Why should I choose this program?

The global development in the area of crisis and trauma is creating new career opportunities for professionals in this field, especially in non-governmental agencies and organizations. The program at Tel Aviv University prepares students to become motivated and effective workforce in supporting at risk populations.

Why Israel?

Israeli scholars have developed considerable knowledge and models of intervention in the area of crisis and trauma over the last few decades. Our exemplary academic staff has followed in their footsteps to become world class authorities in the field.  

Following completion of the program, what are my career opportunities?

The program equips students with in-depth knowledge in the area of trauma. This thorough understanding gives them an advantage over other candidates when seeking employment in the thriving field of non-governmental organizations. Graduates of the Crisis and Trauma program at Tel Aviv University now work as coordinators, case managers, and program facilitators in various organizations throughout the world, such as nonprofits that prevent and treat victims of violence, rape crisis centers and substance abuse treatment shelters.  

Some alumni have chosen to continue their studies via doctorates in social work, psychology, and other related fields.

What kinds of professions / degrees are eligible to enroll in the program?

This program is open to B.A. graduates in Social Work and related fields such as Psychology and Social Sciences. We encourage international students to apply.

Can the program be completed with a thesis?

The program can be extended for one year in order to complete a research thesis.
Completing the thesis may take up to two years; it is, therefore, recommended to begin the process from the first semester of studies.

Prerequisites for conducting a research Master's thesis consist of basic undergraduate courses in statistics and research methods.

An additional fee of $5,000 is required.

What is the projected class size?

Between 20 and 24 students.

What is the estimated cost of living in Tel Aviv?

We estimate the cost of living between $800-$950 per month (not including housing).

Do I need to know any Hebrew?

No, you do not need to have any knowledge of Hebrew to study in the program.

What is the language of instruction?

The language of instruction is English.

What degree does the program award?

The program awards an MA degree. Please note, that while the degree offered by the program is granted by the Bob Shapell School of Social Work, it is not an MSW degree. Graduates of the program will receive a Master of the Arts (M.A.) degree.

How long is the period of studies?

The period of studies is three semesters long (one academic year) and can be extended for a year to complete a research thesis.

Does the program provide housing?

The MA Program does not provide housing. Students are responsible for acquiring their own housing.

How heavy is the course load? Would it leave me time for additional activities?

The program requires 36 semester hours, which are divided into 13 two-hour classes divided between the three semesters. Two other courses are spread over two semesters: the field visit course (biweekly; 6 semester hours in total) and the site visit course (entitled Ecological and Organizational Perspectives of Human Service Agencies).

Graduate programs in Israel are built of many courses with a lower workload in each. 5-6 classes a semester is a normal and quite manageable schedule, which leaves time for additional activities.

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