Regis College

School of Health Sciences

Master of Social Work


235 Wellesley Street

Weston, MA 02493

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Social Work

Format: Online

Program Description:

Social workers serve on the front lines creating change for individuals and communities. The online Master of Social Work from Regis College can help put you in a position to impact the future of countless people, fight for social change and policy reform, and achieve your goal of promoting the greater good.

The online MSW is offered through the Regis College School of Health Sciences and has been designed for those interested in beginning a new career in social work or growing in their current role.

*Convenient flexible program
*3 Start times a year
*Apply with no GRE
*Complete in as few as 8 semesters
*Prepare to sit for the licensure exam**
*Eligible transfer credits accepted

**Because each state has its own regulations and requirements that are always evolving, it is critical to contact your state’s licensing board for current information on licensure

MSW Advanced Standing Info: 

  • Complete your MSW with 30 credits/4 semesters/as few as 16 months 
  • Enter directly from your BSW (within 5 years of completing your BSW) 
  • Can carry over up to 30 credits from your BSW 

Admissions Criteria

Students must meet the following criteria: 

1) Earned a BSW degree from a CSWE accredited baccalaureate social work program, (recognized through its International Social Work Degree Recognition and Evaluation Services, or covered under a memorandum of understanding with international social work accreditors); 

2) Graduated with a CSWE-accredited BSW degree within five (5) years of application to the MSW program; 

3) Earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all courses in the undergraduate social work program; 

4) Earned letter grades of a B- or above in all courses eligible for transfer; 

5) Satisfactorily completed an undergraduate generalist internship/practicum including at least 400 hours of field education (CSWE requirement) as reported in the final field evaluations completed by the field instructor from the internship placement(s). Applicants must submit their BSW field evaluations as part of the admission materials (or submit it when the field internship is complete if this occurs after application to the MSW program, but prior to beginning the MSW program). 

Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an overall 15% growth rate for the social work profession from 2016 to 2026, much faster than average. The median salary was $46,890 as of May 2016.
Social work careers are ideal for students already working as case workers, case managers, or mental health assistants. Receiving your MSW online can open up opportunities across a number of practice settings where you can use your skills in a chosen specialty.

Careers can include:

Social Work Supervisor
Median wage: $53,681*
As a social work supervisor, you’ll mentor less experienced social workers and perform an array of administrative duties. You’ll review cases, critique work, and offer guidance to social workers on your team. Employers look for candidates with excellent communication, leadership, and relationship-building skills.

  • Employers often include:
  • Outpatient care centers
  • Hospitals
  • Community centers
  • Nonprofit organizations


Clinical Social Worker
Median wage: $52,118**
This role is focused on the mental health care needs of individuals, families, couples, and groups with an emphasis on behavioral and emotional disorders. As a clinical social worker, you will share coping strategies and develop treatment plans under a physician’s guidance.
Employers often include:

  • Private practice
  • Physician group practices
  • Individual and family services agencies


Hospice Social Worker
Median wage: $49,321**
Hospice social workers provide emotional and logistical support to individuals and their families facing the end of life. Hospice social workers also provide assistance with insurance, hospice, and Medicaid/Medicare paperwork, as well as help with paperwork after the patient’s death.
Employers often include:

  • Hospitals and nursing homes
  • In-house or in-home hospice companies
  • Private hospice and palliative care settings

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Course Length:  32 months to complete program
Starts per year:  3 Starts 


Regis is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. CSWE Accreditation: The Regis MSW program is in pre-candidacy for accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. Pre-candidacy for a social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has submitted an application to be reviewed for candidacy. The MSW Program had its first site visit from CSWE in October 2018 and will announce in February. The program is seeking candidacy for students who enter Fall 2018 and thereafter. Students who enter programs that attain candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains initial accreditation. For more information on social work accreditation, please visit

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: Traditional (60 credits/20 courses)

Classification: Master's College or University II

Locale: Large Suburb

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