Regis College

School of Health Sciences

Master of Social Work

Address:

235 Wellesley Street

Weston, MA 02493

United States

Phone:

1-877-348-8149

Fax:

1-866-287-9024

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

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 

Accreditation:

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 https://www.cswe.org.

Facts & Figures

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

Classification: Master's College or University II

Locale: Large Suburb

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