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MA in Social Work: The International Program in Crisis and Trauma at Tel Aviv University

The unique stresses of modern life, combined with natural disasters and geopolitical conditions, have led to the rapid growth of the field of crisis and trauma studies. There is a growing need for trained professionals with the knowledge and experience to handle challenging situations. With Israel and Tel Aviv as a living laboratory for research and practice in the field, there is no better place than TAU to gain deeper knowledge and professional competence in the field of crisis and trauma studies alongside the world’s leading experts.


This one-year MA Social Work degree (not MSW) program is designed to train students to plan and deliver services in a wide range of personal and communal crises, including public disasters created by war, natural disasters, and terrorism, as well as personal crises related to immigration, domestic violence, and bereavement.


The Crisis and Trauma Program will equip its students with the knowledge and skills to act in two main capacities. The first is as first responders, for which they will learn to identify immediate and long term needs, to carry out initial interventions, and to refer patients to appropriate services for further assistance. The other is as psychosocial disaster and crisis intervention managers, for which they will be taught to develop and implement intervention programs for stricken groups and communities. Students will have the chance to learn about more organizations such as  the Kuchinate-African Refugee Women’s Collective, the Tel Aviv Gay Center, the UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and more. The program features hands-on experiential learning and an optional master’s thesis track.


Program Highlights:

  • Learning from the best professionals in the field of trauma
  • Field experience
  • The Case of Uganda, a new and specialized course that will give students a unique opportunity to learn about Uganda and the ongoing stresses it faces

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Duration: 1 academic year (3 semesters) & additional semester for optional thesis

Age Group: Post College

Location: Tel Aviv

Accommodation: No

Language: English

Program dates and tuitions (before significant grants & scholarships are applied)

October - $18,500.00


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