Central launches Master of Social Work program


The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that overall employment for social workers is projected to grow 7 percent by 2032 — a rate faster than average for all occupations.

Central Connecticut State University will be ready to meet those workforce demands this fall with the launch of its Master of Social Work (MSW) program. Classes will take place on the Central campus, with evening options available. 

The mission of the Master of Social Work program at Central is to prepare clinical social work practitioners with the knowledge and skills to specialize in mental health and addiction treatment with individuals, groups, families, and communities. The program prepares students to serve clients in a variety of mental health settings, such as hospitals, community mental health centers, school clinics, the criminal justice system, and private practice.

The MSW program offers two tracks: the Advanced 32-credit program for students who hold a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and the Entry-level 64-credit program for students who are beginning their studies in Social Work. Entry-level applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. Applicants for the Advanced program must hold a BSW acquired within the last five years from an accredited program.

A formal interview by the program’s admissions committee will assess prospective students’ application materials and consider any personal or professional attributes and life experiences that may support the student’s success in the field. 

Upon graduation, students may immediately apply for state licensure.

To learn more the program, including full details on how to apply; program accreditation; and faculty contact numbers, go to https://www.ccsu.edu/programs/social-work-msw/.