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Brescia Announces Online Master of Social Work Degree Program

Brescia University announces the addition of a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree to its offering of BUonline programs, the school’s online learning option. The program will join the current Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) online and traditional programs that are offered at the University. Brescia University is the only independent institution in the region to offer this program in an online format.

The first cohort of the program will be admitted in Fall 2016, with a maximum number of 12 participants. Details on the program are still being finalized and will be released soon.

“This is a huge opportunity for us,” stated Chris Houk, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Executive Director for Brescia University Online. “Social Work continues to be one of our destination programs here at Brescia and we currently have more than 500 students enrolled in our undergraduate program. With the addition of a Master of Social Work option online, we look forward to continuing to grow our online population of students.”

Along with many other benefits, the flexibility of the online program will allow those who are interested in earning their Master’s Degree in Social Work to do so in a convenient and affordable way that meets each individual’s needs.

Brescia University has offered a BSW since 1995 and in 2015 alone, graduated more than 50 seniors in the social work program. The Bachelor of Social Work program is currently accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

The bachelor’s degree provides students with the skills, knowledge and values that are essential in generalist social work practice. Students focus on working with individuals, families, groups, and community organizations.

The BSW program contributes to Brescia University’s mission by placing strong emphasis on the unique needs of people, focusing student’s willingness to help others, understanding cultural diversity, and assisting in the improvement of the quality of life of individuals, groups and communities.  The MSW is a professional degree program will offer further refinement of those skills as well as advanced practice training that will support students are interested in beginning or advancing their careers as a social worker. 

“The Social Work program is a living testament of the Brescia Difference,” stated Father Larry Hostetter, Brescia University President. “Our mission as a university focuses on providing a quality education to our students in the liberal arts tradition which shapes their mind, body and soul. The Social Work program produces graduates every year that go on to make a difference in their communities, in the lives of others and in the world. We are so proud of our graduates and we looks forward to adding the Master of Social Work program that will allow us to educate more servant leaders and expand the difference we are making.”

Students interested in learning more about the Master of Social Work online program are encouraged to visit