Graduate Programs

About the School of Social Work

The Master of Social Work (MSW) program at Salem State University was the first public social work program in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. With a faculty committed to maintaining a curriculum that is relevant to professional social work today, the mission of educating social workers for practice as clinical practitioners, leaders and change agents in our ever-changing world is our primary goal. Students are eligible for licensure examinations upon graduation.

Mission Statement

Our MSW curriculum emphasizes preparation for direct social work practice including, for every student, the essential mix of clinical and selected macro skills for leadership and management. 

Non-matriculating classes

Ready to take graduate courses but haven’t yet applied? MSW courses for non-matriculating students are a great way to get started. Learn about our non-matriculating classes.