Contact Us

Burrill Office Complex
Room: 102

Department Chair
Dr. Jing Tan
508.531.6170
jtan@bridgew.edu

Administrative Assistant I, Field Education
Marcia Tarr
508.531.2773
mtarr@bridgew.edu

Administrative Assistant II
Andrea Delaney
508.531.2256
adelaney@bridgew.edu

School of Social Work

A Vital Practice

The School of Social Work at Bridgewater State University is a community of students, teachers, practitioners and scholars who are encouraged and challenged to act as leaders and change-makers. Our students, alumni, staff and faculty work together to advance social justice by empowering individuals, groups, organizations and communities to engage positively in situations of crisis. Established in 1980, our Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program is the largest program of its kind in Massachusetts, while our Master of Social Work (MSW) program has enrolled approximately 200 students each year since its founding in 2003. Both programs are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Through a combination of classroom learning, intensive field education and professional mentoring by faculty, students graduate with professional practice competencies in the knowledge, skills, values and ethics of social work. 

Graduates are equipped to serve as change agents whose efforts are informed by evidence-based policy and practice, and founded on the principles of social justice. They develop and maintain professional and social relationships through our community network of students, alumni, faculty and staff, who provide opportunities for lifelong professional growth and meaningful relationships. 

At the VA, alumni and students proud to serve those who’ve served

Graduate is both social worker and leader in region

Transfer student discusses how she took the long way to campus