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Westfield State to host virtual information session for Master of Social Work program

Flexible, affordable program designed for the working adult

WESTFIELD, Mass.—Westfield State University will host a virtual information session for the Master of Social Work program Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m., on Zoom. 

The University’s Master of Social Work program is one of only four located in western Massachusetts and within commuting distance of the Berkshires, central Massachusetts, northern Connecticut, southern New Hampshire and Vermont, and eastern New York. It is also offered in the Worcester area, as a satellite program.

The MSW program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and prepares students to become Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) and to work in a variety of positions in the human services field. The program also prepares advanced-level social work practitioners who have specialized knowledge and skills for clinical practice based on a firm generalist foundation.  

Through Westfield State’s MSW program, students have the opportunity to select a clinical specialization in one of four areas: children, youth and family; health social work; Latinx community health; or substance use and addictions.

“The MSW Program at Westfield State University provides students with a competitive, accessible, and affordable social work education,” said Program Director Maria del Mar Farina, Ph.D. “As future social work professionals, students will be exceptionally well prepared to meet the increasingly complex needs of the diverse communities served by our profession.”  

With full- or part-time options—and the consistency of having all classes on Monday and Thursday evenings—the MSW program offers flexibility and affordability. In addition to financial aid, students in the advanced year of their program of study can apply to the Integrative Behavioral Health Fellowship, which provides training focused on health equity and addressing the social determinants of health as well as a $10,000 stipend.  

Information session attendees will have an opportunity to speak with faculty and outreach team members about the program and its application process. The $50 application fee will be waived for all attendees. To RSVP, please visit For more information, call 413-572-8020 or email

Founded in 1839 by Horace Mann, Westfield State University is an education leader committed to providing every generation of students with a learning experience built on its founding principle as the first public, co-educational college in America to offer an education without a barrier to race, gender, or economic status. This spirit of innovative thinking and social responsibility is forged in a curriculum of liberal arts and professional studies that creates a vital community of engaged learners who become confident, capable individuals prepared for leadership and service to society.  For more information on Westfield State University, visit,, or

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