Social Work at YWCA

Westfield State University

24 months
14895 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.S.W. programs at WSU has a single concentration in clinical practice. Beyond this concentration students are able to explore practice areas of interest through elective offered by the program.


These areas include practice with children, practice in health care settings, gerontology, school social work, and substance abuse treatment. The program prepares all students for licensure at the entry graduate level (LCSW in MA) and ultimately for advanced independent licensure (LICSW in MA).

The clinical M.S.W. program at WSU begins with a generalist base and then builds clinical knowledge, values and skills on that base. The program emphasizes leadership throughout the practice community in evaluating and analyzing existing and emerging areas of knowledge to advance social service delivery, social policies, and direct practice with the vulnerable, disenfranchised and marginalized populations that are served by social workers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research 
  • Human Behavior & the Social Environment (HBSE) 
  • Diversity & Social Justice
  • Social Welfare Policy Analysis
  • Generalist Practice 
  • Foundation Practicum 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree with either a major or concentration in a business related discipline from an accredited institution.
  • An undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Three letters of recommendation, including a minimum of one academic reference.
  • A written statement of purpose and intent to complete the program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14895 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14895 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  •  $1,050 per credit for resident


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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