New England Commission of Higher Education

Regis College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) a voluntary, nongovernmental, peer-based membership association dedicated to promoting standards of excellence and improvement in higher education. NECHE is the regional accreditation organization for colleges and universities in the six New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Council on Social Work Education

The Regis College Master of Social Work (MSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). CSWE is the sole accrediting body for social work programs in the United States.

Only graduates of CSWE-accredited schools are recognized by states as eligible to sit for state licensing examinations. Graduates of the Regis MSW program are well positioned for careers in social work with a degree from our CSWE-accredited social work program. For specific licensing requirements for your state, visit state requirements on our website.

As a CSWE-accredited program, the MSW at Regis College prepares students for careers as competent and professional clinical social work practitioners and leaders who work for a more just and humane society. In developing sound practice knowledge and skills, students benefit from the commitment and expertise of highly talented and experienced faculty and field instructors. The MSW program supports students in pursuing their practice passion and serving as social worker practitioners.

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Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

All programs accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) Commission on Accreditation (COA) are required to measure and report student learning outcomes.  All students are assessed using a minimum of two measures on their mastery of the nine competencies that comprise the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS).  These holistic competencies reflect the dimensions (knowledge, values, skills, and cognitive & affective processes) of social work practice that all social workers are expected to master during their professional training.