Master of Social Work (MSW)
In 1987 Salem State became the first public institution of higher education in Massachusetts to offer a Master of Social Work (MSW) program. The school's faculty and staff are proud of the creation of a MSW program and curriculum that distinguishes itself with regard to both quality and reputation. In the MSW program at Salem State, you will find faculty who are simultaneously committed to teaching, advisement, practice, scholarship, and community service. You will be encouraged and challenged to integrate your understanding of social, economic, cultural, and psychological forces as you learn to work with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations.
Our 220 MSW students represent a diverse group of adult learners who are engaged in the study of social work theory and practice in the classroom and in field education placements. The school offers full-time, part-time, and advanced standing study plans.
The Salem State University School of Social Work is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
Information for current MSW students
- CSWE Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards
- NASW Code of Ethics
- Professional Standards for Social Work Education
- MSW Student Handbook Fall 2011
- APA Publications Manual Guidelines and Statement on Plagiarism
- MSW Advanced Standing Extended Time Study Plan
- MSW Advanced Standing Full Time Study Plan
- MSW Four Year Extended Time Study Plan
- MSW Three Year Extended Time Study Plan
- MSW Two Year Full Time Study Plan