Master of Social Work


Regis is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

CSWE Accreditation

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.

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