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Westfield State University

Department of Social Work

Westfield, MA

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Westfield State University

Overview

Westfield State University / Department of Social Work is located in Westfield, MA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Social Work (MSW)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 64

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test or MAT
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

175
Applied
112
Accepted
81
Enrolled
64%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test or MAT
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.8

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Recommended TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

218
Total Graduate Students
17%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
82%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 17.89%
Black or African American 7.34%
White or Caucasian 56%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.83%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.83%
Unknown 14.22%

Gender

Male (21%)
Female (78%)

Faculty

23
Total faculty
Full-time - 10
Part-time - 13
Male (8)
Female (15)

Location & Contact

Address 577 Western Avenue
Westfield, MA  01086
United States
Contact Dr. Robert Kersting
Chair
Email: rkersting@westfield.ma.edu
Phone: 413-572-5536
Fax: 413-579-3122