We work as counselors, clinical therapists, case managers, child protective workers, administrators, and community organizers.

BSW and MSW students complete hands-on practicum experiences in social work agencies as part of their degree program. BSW students complete a 400 hour practicum and MSW students complete two practica totaling 900 hours at a wide variety of agencies in the geographic region.

Both the undergraduate BSW degree and the graduate MSW degree are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and prepare students to enter the field as professional social workers. CSWE accreditation makes BSW graduates eligible for state licensure at the LSW level and for advanced standing in Master of Social Work degree programs nationwide. MSW  graduates are immediately eligible for licensure as social workers at the graduate level (LCSW in MA) and ultimates for the advanced clinical license (LICSW in MA).

Over 95 percent of our BSW graduates are accepted at graduate schools or find employment in their field within one year of graduation. MSW graduate post placement rates are above 95% for our graduates to be working in the field within 1 year of receiving their MSW.

Contact us

Dr. Nora Padykula
Chair - Social Work Department
Mod Building 102-E

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