Why choose Regis College for your MSW?

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A student-centered Social Work community. That’s the Regis difference.

When you choose Regis for your online MSW, you choose a student-centered program that believes in a supportive experience for personal and professional growth. Regis College’s core values of gracious hospitality, love, and service, are woven into our master’s of social work program so you can develop the strong clinical social work skills needed to help others reach their potential.

The MSW program at Regis College prepares students to become an integral part of the social service delivery system and practice as advanced clinical social workers employing evidence-based models for individuals, families, and groups. As a social worker, you can help children, adults, veterans, inmates, and families solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives. And with licensure, you can diagnose and treat mental, behavioral, and emotional issues.


Min. Length:
32 months (Traditional)
16 Months (Advanced)
Total Credits:
60 (Traditional)
30 (Advanced)

Application Deadlines:
Summer: 4/2/2024

Upcoming Start Dates:
Spring: 1/2/2024
Summer: 4/29/2024

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online MSW student Jennifer

Beyond the fact that the application and enrollment processes were pretty straightforward, it’s the faculty that makes the difference at Regis! One particular perk I’ve found is how willing the faculty is to allow me to push some of my learning beyond the structured coursework. Anytime I’ve asked to incorporate something new or different into an assignment, I get the response, “Go for it!”.

– Jen Melanson, online MSW student

MSW student Yedjhana head shot

The Regis faculty team are always ready to help you find a solution to your problem. So far as a new student and recently a new mom the faculty team and instructors have been very understanding. They make it easy for you to contact them with any concerns and provide their students with the support that is needed.

– Yedjhana Labady, online MSW student

Two Tracks for Earning your MSW

Our online Master of Social Work program is open to students with a bachelor’s degree from a variety of backgrounds. Specialize in clinical social work in the track that suits your needs:

Traditional Track

  • For students with a non-BSW background
  • 60 credits
  • Generalist year followed by a clinical year
  • 100% online

Advanced Standing Track

  • For students with a BSW
  • 30 credits
  • Graduate in as few as 16 months
  • 100% online

*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.

New England Commission of Higher Education

Regis College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

The MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

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About Regis

Founded in 1927 on the core values of gracious hospitality, love, and service, Regis College has woven those values into our master’s of social work program. As a leader in education, we are dedicated to offering programs with a holistic benefit, designed for the future of the field, and through which we inspire our students to become change agents, leaders, and advocates.

Through cutting-edge coursework, industry-active faculty members, and an array of majors and graduate programs, Regis has been able to positively impact the educational community, health services landscape, and personal lives of students nationwide.

When you choose Regis, you join a closely knit community with big university benefits. As a Regis student, you can build a solid foundation, lasting professional connections, and the specialized expertise to expand your skills and perspectives. Prepare to enter the workplace confidently with an education of the highest standard.

Our Mission

Rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition and inspired by the social justice values of our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, Regis College is a welcoming and inclusive community. We are called to provide access to an academically rigorous education through innovative learning opportunities and collaborative engagement at all degree levels. We educate the whole person, preparing our students to pursue excellence, to become change agents in their own communities, and to serve and lead as advocates for a more just and compassionate global society.

Let’s move forward.

Wherever you are in your career and wherever you want to be, look to Regis for a direct path no matter your education level. Fill out the form to learn more about our program options or get started on your application today.