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Westfield State University to Host Information Session for Master of Social Work Program

WESTFIELD — The College of Graduate and Continuing Education at Westfield State University (WSU) will host an information session for the master of social work (MSW) program on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. in Scanlon Banquet Hall, 577 Western Ave., Westfield.

The university’s master of social work program — one of only four located in Western Mass., and also offered at the YWCA at Salem Square in Worcester — 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. With full- or part-time options and the consistency of having all of one’s classes on Monday and Thursday evenings, the 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, visit www.gobacknow.com. For more information, call (413) 572-8020 or e-mail wsucgce@westfield.ma.edu.