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Social Work

Bridgewater State University

12 months
475 USD/credit 14250 USD/year
475 USD/credit 14250 USD/year
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This Social Work challenging program at Bridgewater State University 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 at Bridgewater State University  is grounded in the profession’s history, purpose and philosophy in order to promote social justice and optimal functioning.

Learning outcomes

The Social Work 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
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Overseas students are advised to seek admission at least one month before the deadline.


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • GRE Scores are currently being waived due to COVID-19
  • Three appropriate letters of recommendation with preference given to academic letters of reference
  • Personal statement .

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 475 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    14250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 475 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Bridgewater

1289 - 2669 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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