Social Work

Bridgewater State University

24 months
439 USD/credit
439 USD/credit
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This challenging program will prepare you for advanced social work practice to enhance the lives of individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities.


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 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




62 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

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

  • 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.


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


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