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Social Work, MSW

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

Designed for professionals working within strengths-based, biopsychosocial practice models, the MSW program is grounded in the profession’s history, purpose and philosophy in order to promote social justice and optimal functioning.

The MSW program produces graduates who have a lifetime commitment to upholding human rights, respecting human diversity and working towards   social justice in their professional and personal lives. As a graduate, you will be prepared to practice in a wide variety of public and private settings, including child welfare, youth services, mental health and  counseling agencies, schools, criminal justice organizations, elder services and medical settings such as hospitals and long-term care facilities.  

The MSW program offers you:

  • A wide range of placement opportunities in  Southeastern Massachusetts and the Greater Boston area.
  • Diverse faculty with extensive experience in a variety of social work settings
  • Strong clinical training with an interdisciplinary knowledge base
  • Classes are offered in the late afternoon, evening and on Saturdays. 
  • Full-time and part-time program options
  • Small classes facilitating a more personalized learning experience
  • Advanced standing option (for graduates of CSWE-accredited BSW programs only)
  • Professional leadership skills and development
  • Affordable tuition, whether you live in state or out of state

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Policy I: Social Welfare Policy 
  • Dynamics of Diversity and Oppression
  • Policy II: Policy Advocacy, Development and Analysis
  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment I 
  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment II
  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment III: The DSM
  • Social Work Practice I 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    62 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Résumé
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 for the last 60 credits. A liberal arts background with some coursework in the social, behavioral and biological sciences is strongly preferred. Applicants with other backgrounds may be asked to take additional coursework prior to matriculation in the program.
  • Three letters of reference, ideally from supervisors, faculty members and others able to attest to the applicant’s readiness to undertake graduate education in social work
  • A statement of personal and professional goals 

Tuition Fee

  • National

    439 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 439 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    439 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 439 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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International

  • Tuition: $1,260.00 
  • Required Fees (all students): $6,641.28

Living costs for Bridgewater

  • 1289 - 2670 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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