Why Choose Regis for Your Online Master of Social Work?

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Our MSW is offered 100% online* through the Regis College School of Health Sciences and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). It has been designed for those interested in growing in their current role, including licensure, as well as those interested in a new career in social work.

Social work focuses on helping individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations from a holistic perspective. Social work was born out of an increased sense of social responsibility toward vulnerable populations and continues to be concerned with the advancement of economic and social justice. One of our core values is “Love and service of the Dear Neighbor without distinction,” and we believe all social workers aspire to support vulnerable people in need.

*Note: MSW courses are offered 100% online. MSW field education requirements are typically completed in your own geographic region. The degree conferred and awarded will be the same accredited Master of Social Work as an on-campus program.

The Regis College MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).


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

Application Deadlines:
Summer: 3/26/2023
Fall: 7/24/2023

Upcoming Start Dates:
Summer: 4/30/2023
Fall: 8/28/2023

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Advanced and Traditional Tracks

The MSW program at Regis College prepares students to become an integral part of the social service delivery system and practice as clinical social workers employing evidence-based models for individuals, families, and groups.

*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.

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Two Tracks for Earning Your MSW

Our online MSW is open to students with a bachelor’s degree from a variety of backgrounds and is offered as a part-time program where you will develop a strong generalist practice foundation in the first half of the MSW program and specialize in clinical social work in the second half of the program.

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Traditional Track

  • For students with a non-social work bachelor’s degree
  • 60 credits
  • Graduate in as few as 32 months

Advanced Standing Track

  • For students with a BSW degree (earned within 6 years of application to our MSW program)
  • 30 credits
  • Graduate in as few as 16 months

*Students following the course carousel will be registered for an average of 6 -9 credit hours per semester. Please note that students must be registered for a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester to be eligible for federal financial aid.

Ways to Save on Your Tuition

Employee Discounts

Regis partner employees can receive a discount on their tuition. Find out if your employer is a partner.

Federal & Military Discounts

Federal government employees as well as active and reserve military and veterans are eligible for a 15% discount on tuition. Find out more.

Alumni Discounts

Regis alumni who have earned a previous degree from Regis are eligible for a 10% discount on tuition. Speak to an advisor for more information.

Financial Aid

We’re here to support you through the process. Speak to an advisor to learn more.

Regis discounts cannot be combined with any other discount or scholarship offered by Regis. Some exceptions may apply.

Our Community

We are a student-centered MSW program. In our online environment, our students have many opportunities to get involved and work collaboratively to form a strong network of students and faculty.

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Hear What Our Students Are Saying:

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“The faculty is great, instructors are great, the design of the program is great. This program isn’t just an educational program, it is a family. Rest assured you will get the most out of your education and develop skills you didn’t even know you had.”

– Lesley Ayala, online MSW student

Student Testimonials

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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Meet Our Faculty

Why we love social work

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Watch the MSW faculty talk about what they love about social work, their advice for aspiring social workers, and why they think you should choose Regis College for your MSW.

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Admission Requirements

  • Current resume that includes educational, work, and volunteer history
  • Official academic transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Program director reserves the right to request an interview

Traditional Track Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA (preferred)

Advanced Track Requirements

  • BSW from a CSWE-accredited program
  • 3.0 GPA in social work classes in a BSW program

Prior to fieldwork 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. The fees required to obtain a background check and any additional tests are the sole responsibility of the student.

The Advanced Standing track is for students who have completed their BSW in the past six years.

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.