Regis College, founded in 1927, is a multifaceted Catholic University in Greater Boston with 2,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students in the arts, sciences, and health professions devoted to engagement, service, and advancement in the global community. Regis College offers majors and graduate/professional programs to prepare students for in-demand fields such as nursing, health, public service, education, and business communication.
Regis is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
The MSW program is currently in pre-candidacy for accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. Pre-candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has submitted an application to be reviewed for candidacy.
A program that has attained pre-candidacy has not yet been reviewed by the Commission on Accreditation or been verified to be in compliance with the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards. The Council on Social Work Education does not publicly disclose whether programs have currently attained pre-candidacy status until they are granted candidacy.
Students who enter the program while it is still in pre-candidacy will not be recognized as attending a program in candidacy unless the program attains candidacy in the academic year in which those students enter. The candidacy process is typically a three-year process and there is no guarantee that a program in pre-candidacy will eventually attain candidacy or initial accreditation. Students who enter programs that attain candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial accreditation.
Candidacy by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.
For more information on social work accreditation, you may contact https://www.cswe.org.
Master of Social Work
$875 per credit hour
$200-$400 estimated cost of textbooks per course
Before being considered for admission, degree-seeking students should schedule an application appointment with their personal Admissions Advisor to discuss the application requirements and process. Schedule an appointment here: https://online.regiscollege.edu/vcita-health-sciences/ . After your appointment, your Advisor will email you the application forms and link to Regis’ online application system, where you will submit the following forms and materials.
1. Complete Online Application
2. Request Three Letters of Recommendation
3. Official Academic Transcripts
4. Program Director reserves the right to request an interview
5. Criminal Background
Applicants are advised that the Regis College Social Work program includes a clinical/fieldwork component during which students are placed in clinical/healthcare environments (e.g. mental health clinics, hospitals, etc.) in order to obtain practical experience. Prior to such placement, applicants will undergo a criminal background check, the results of which may affect a student’s ability to participate in the clinical/fieldwork component.
Applicants are further advised that licensure requirements in the field of Social Work may include a review of an individual’s criminal background. Applicants should contact the relevant licensing authority for further information.
The fees required to obtain a background check and any additional tests are the sole responsibility of the student.
Traditional Generalist Track:
Generalist Foundation Year
SW 600 Introduction to Social Work
SW 602 Human Behavior and Social Environment I
SW 604 Diversity & Cross-Cultural Issues
SW 606 Social Welfare Policy I
SW 608 Human Behavior and Social Environment II
SW 610 Clinical Social Work Practice I
SW 612 Foundation Field Education Seminar I
SW 614 Ways of Knowing: Research I
SW 616 Theory & Practice
SW 618 Foundation Field Education Seminar II
Specialized Clinical Year
SW 620 Advanced Clinical Practice I
SW 622 Ethics
SW 624 Evaluation of Social Work Practice: Research II
SW 626 Social Work & Psychopathology
SW 628 Social Policy II
SW 630 Spirituality & Social Work
SW 632 Integrating Seminar III
SW 634 Advanced Clinical Practice II
SW 636 Supervision & Administration
SW 638 Integrative Seminar IV
The program also includes an experiential learning component with a field replacement requirement. If you are currently employed in a qualifying role, your workplace can be considered for this requirement (900 hours/Traditional)*. Student’s place of employment must offer new and different learning opportunities than those associated with the regular employment.
*Similar to other MSW programs, the Regis MSW curriculum may include up to 1,110 hours of field work to ensure licensure requirements are met.