Regis College, founded in 1927, is a multifaceted Catholic University in Greater Boston with 3,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students in the arts, sciences, and health professions devoted to engagement, service, and advancement in the global community. Regis College offers majors and graduate/professional programs to prepare students for in-demand fields such as nursing, health, public service, education, and business communication.
Regis College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).
The MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
For more information about social work accreditation, please see: https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Frequently-Asked-Questions
Master of Social Work
Tuition $790 per credit hour $200-$400 estimated cost of textbooks per course
Admission Requirements Before being considered for admission, degree-seeking students should schedule an application appointment with their personal Admissions Advisor to discuss the application requirements and process. Schedule an appointment here: https://wp2.online.regiscollege.dev.cds-store.com/vcita-all-programs/ . After your appointment, your Advisor will email you the application forms and link to Regis’ online application system, where you will submit the following forms and materials.
1. Complete Online Application
2. Request Two Letters of Recommendation
3. Official Academic Transcripts*
4. Program Director reserves the right to request an interview
5. Criminal Background Check: Applicants are advised that the Regis College Social Work program includes a clinical/fieldwork component during which students are placed in clinical/healthcare environments (e.g. mental health clinics, hospitals, etc.) in order to obtain practical experience. Prior to such placement, applicants will undergo a criminal background check, the results of which may affect a student’s ability to participate in the clinical/fieldwork component.
Applicants are further advised that licensure requirements in the field of Social Work may include a review of an individual’s criminal background. Applicants should contact the relevant licensing authority for further information.
The fees required to obtain a background check and any additional tests are the sole responsibility of the student.
The Online MSW program offers two tracks – a 60-credit Traditional track for non-BSW students, and a 30-credit Advanced Standing track for students who have completed their BSW in the past 6 years. Students who completed their BSW more than 6 years ago may still apply for Advanced Standing; the MSW program director will review all requests.
The program also includes an experiential learning component with a field replacement requirement (480 hours/Traditional, 600 hours/Advanced Standing)*.
*Similar to other MSW programs, the Regis MSW curriculum may include up to 1080 hours of field work to ensure licensure requirements are met. **Elective Courses TBD. Check with an Enrollment Advisor for more details.
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