Prepare for a rewarding social work career as a counselor, therapist, case manager, or community organizer.

Take the first step toward a rewarding career helping others by earning your bachelor’s in social work (BSW) or master's in social work (MSW) from Westfield State University. Both of our social work programs combine a robust curriculum with practicum experience, so you develop the job-ready skills and knowledge needed to serve others—including children, adults, families, groups, communities, and organizations. In fact, over 95 percent of our BSW graduates find employment or are accepted to grad school within one year of graduation, and more than 95 percent of our MSW graduates are employed within a year.

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Academic Programs

  • Ranked among “2024 Best Social Work Bachelor’s Degree Schools in the New England Region” – College Factual

  • Ranked #1 “Most Affordable Accredited MSW Program in the North East” – Social Work Degree Guide

Learn from expert practitioner faculty who provide mentorship and real-world connections.

Westfield State University’s social work degrees are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and prepare you to enter the workforce as a professional social worker. You’ll benefit from intensive hands-on learning and mentorship provided by our accomplished and devoted faculty who have extensive teaching and practice experience. They’ll help you explore your personal and professional interests, with expertise in areas such as child welfare, mental health, substance use, integrative behavioral health, immigration, and aging.

Our social work programs collaborate with more than 150 agencies throughout Massachusetts and neighboring states to help you prepare for a career as part of these highly dynamic and innovative government and non-profit organizations.

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Get student support from start to finish.

Plus, when you earn your social work degree at Westfield State University, you’ll receive comprehensive support from the Center for Student Success and Engagement. Whether you're navigating the college transition, seeking academic advice, honing study strategies, or accessing various resources, our dedicated programs are ready to assist you.

Prepare for state licensure as a professional social worker.

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 ultimately for the advanced clinical license (LICSW in MA).

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Please reach out with any questions you have about the Social Work Department. We are happy to connect with you one-on-one.

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Dr. Rose Sullivan, Ph.D., LICSW
Chair – Social Work Department 
Scanlon Hall 243
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Maureen Clark, PhD, LICSW
BSW Program Director
Scanlon Hall 259

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