Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce

Westfield State University hosts information session for Master of Social Work program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 23, 2019
CONTACT: Troy Watkins,, 413.572.5523

Flexible, affordable program designed for the working adult

Westfield – The College of Graduate and Continuing Education (CGCE) at Westfield State University will host an information session for the Master of Social Work program on Tuesday, October 8 at 6 p.m. in Scanlon Banquet Hall, 577 Western Ave., Westfield.

The University’s Master of Social Work program is one of only four located in Western Massachusetts and is within commuting distance of the Berkshires, Central Massachusetts, northern Connecticut, southern New Hampshire and Vermont, and eastern New York. The program is also offered at the YWCA at Salem Square in Worcester.

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 aims to prepare advanced-level social work practitioners who have specialized knowledge and skills for clinical practice that is based on a firm generalist foundation.

“The MSW Program at Westfield State University was designed to be accessible and affordable for students while preparing those students to practice social work in today’s complex and technologically challenging world,” said Program Director Robert Kersting, Ph.D. With full or part-time options and the consistency of having all of one’s classes on Monday and Thursday evenings, the Master of Social Work program offers flexibility and affordability.

Information session attendees will have an opportunity to speak with faculty and members of the Outreach Team 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 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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