About the School of Social Work

Salem State's School of Social Work educates students who will become social work professionals dedicated to culturally competent practice and leadership. The school offers two degree programs: a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and a Master of Social Work (MSW). Both programs are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the accrediting body for all social work programs in the United States and Canada. 

The school's faculty and students create learning environments that are interactive, rigorous, and supportive of diversity, civic engagement and the development of meaningful professional identities. The school's required field education practica (internships) involve excellent opportunities for supervised experiential learning in leading social service agencies and institutions throughout the region. Graduates of the BSW and MSW programs are well prepared to meet the social service workforce needs in the Commonwealth and in a global society.