Brescia University is now accepting students for the new Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program offered as part of BUonline that the school announced earlier this year. The full MSW program will start in August 2016 and will consist of 60 credits, completed within 2 years. There are only 12 spots available for the August 2016 cohort and the deadline to apply is March 15, 2016.
Brescia University is the only independent institution in the region to offer this program in an online format.
Along with many other benefits, the flexibility of the online program will allow those who are interested in earning their Master’s Degree in Social Work to do so in a convenient and affordable way that meets each individual’s needs.
All MSW classes are online and are sixteen weeks long. Weekly, evening and synchronous chats are required for all courses to provide students with a virtual, real-time, face-to-face experience with professors. Tuition is $600 a credit hours and that total includes all books.
Brescia University has offered a BSW since 1995 and in 2015 alone, graduated more than 50 seniors in the social work program. The Bachelor of Social Work program is currently accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
The bachelor’s degree provides students with the skills, knowledge and values that are essential in generalist social work practice. Students focus on working with individuals, families, groups, and community organizations.
The BSW program contributes to Brescia University’s mission by placing strong emphasis on the unique needs of people, focusing student’s willingness to help others, understanding cultural diversity, and assisting in the improvement of the quality of life of individuals, groups and communities. The MSW is a professional degree program will offer further refinement of those skills as well as advanced practice training that will support students are interested in beginning or advancing their careers as a social worker.
Advanced standing for the MSW will start in August 2017 and will be 29 credit, completed in 1 year.
The program is currently in Pre-Candidacy status with the Council on Social Work Education. It is free to apply and no GRE is required. Students interested in learning more can visit brescia.edu/master-of-social-work-program.
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