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 College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).
CSWE Accreditation: Candidacy Status
The Regis College MSW program is currently in Candidacy status with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). As with all new MSW programs, the Regis College MSW program must complete a three-year candidacy period prior to receiving initial CSWE accreditation. A program that has attained CSWE Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards.
The first site visit from CSWE occurred during fall 2018, the second and third site visits will occur in fall 2019, and in fall 2020. Students admitted to the program in fall 2018 and each semester thereafter will be recognized as having fully accredited MSW degrees once the program is granted Initial Accreditation (anticipated in spring 2021). Throughout the candidacy period, the MSW program must continue to demonstrate to CSWE its compliance with core competencies and practice behaviors outlined by CSWE.
While attaining CSWE Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation, it is expected that the Regis College MSW program accreditation will proceed successfully based on the commitment and expertise of the faculty, strong program leadership, and solid support of the college administration.
For more information about social work accreditation, please see: https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/Frequently-Asked-Questions
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 (900 hours/Traditional)*.
*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.
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