FAQs About the Online Master of Social Work

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Regis was founded in 1927 on the core values of gracious hospitality, love, and service of the Dear Neighbor without distinction, peaceful resolution of conflict, and care for all God’s creation. Those values are a natural fit for our master’s in social work program.

You will find that we are a student-centered graduate program. So even though you are not physically taking courses at Regis College, we include you in our events, such as Founders Day and Heritage Week. You will also have the opportunity to provide input and feedback on the MSW program. Each semester we hold the MSW Student Community Meeting where you can give input and provide feedback about things such as curriculum, course schedule plans, elective course offerings, and more. We also have the MSW Student Advisory Board and MSW Student Ambassadors to make you feel even more a part of the program.

The specialization in clinical social work practice is another aspect of the MSW program that makes us unique. We designed our program so you can graduate with strong clinical skills and feel confident working with individuals, families, and groups in the direct practice setting. Each full-time faculty member has direct clinical practice experience, and all are licensed clinical social workers.

Something else you’ll appreciate about our program is that all the courses are designed and developed by full-time faculty. We do not rely on part-time “content experts” or curriculum/course developers. Each member of the faculty in the MSW program has one or more areas of specialization, and we use that experience to develop and design strong courses for our students. We also incorporate a variety of learning materials — including books and articles, podcasts, custom-designed media, online videos, and other materials — because we know some students are visual learners while others may be auditory.

And finally, our class sizes are small. With smaller online class sizes, you can receive individual attention from the faculty and have more opportunities to interact with peers. In our MSW program you will take most of your courses with a cohort, which means you begin and end the program with the same people.