Bridgewater State University (BSU) and Stonehill College have arranged for the preferred admission of qualified Stonehill students to the Master of Social Work at Bridgewater State University. The program is designed to prepare students to practice in a wide variety of public and private settings, including child welfare, youth services, mental health and counseling agencies, schools, criminal justice organizations, elder services and medical settings such as hospitals and long-term care facilities.


  • Waiver of the BSU graduate program admission application fee
  • May delay the beginning of the graduate program for up to one year if accepted in the senior year


  • Anticipated successful completion of Bachelor’s degree from Stonehill in May of the senior year
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 at Stonehill
  • Proof of completed or in the process of completing at the time of application at least two (2) of the following requisite Stonehill courses:
    • SOC 220 Political Sociology
    • SOC 222 Environmental Sociology
    • SOC 227 Human Services
    • SOC 234 Racial and Ethnic Diversity
    • SOC 328 Community Organizing: People, Power & Change
  • Completed all of the above requisite courses with a grade of “B” or higher prior to enrolling in the BSU MSW program
  • At the time of graduation from Stonehill, the last 60 undergraduate credits GPA must be equal to or greater than a 3.00
  • Submission of all MSW admission application materials by the published College of Graduate Studies and MSW deadline for entry into the term beginning the next fall

Application Process

  1. Notify the Stonehill contact listed below prior to submitting the online application
  2. Resume that demonstrates the potential for leadership and academic achievement as evidence by activities during the period of undergraduate studies
  3. Official Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  4. 3 Letters of reference, ideally from supervisors, faculty members and others able to attest to the applicant’s readiness to undertake graduate education in social work
  5. Statement of personal and professional goals


Bridgewater State University
Office of Graduate Admission

Stonehil College
Pam Kelley, chair, Department of Sociology & Criminology