Wheelock@Worcester MSW Program Moves to New Campus

June 12, 2014

Wheelock@Worcester, Wheelock's thriving off-campus Master of Social Work program, has moved to the campus of Anna Maria College (AMC), located on 192 acres in Paxton, MA, just minutes from the college town of Worcester.

Benefits of the Move

The move onto a college campus allows Wheelock@Worcester to provide many new benefits and amenities to the program's students and faculty, including:

  • Students will have access to AMC's centrally located Communications Connection, which includes a computer center, student lounge, and meeting space.
  • The AMC Library, already familiar to Wheelock@Worcester students, is just a few steps from our new classrooms and the Communications Connection.
  • All classrooms are fully equipped with internet connectivity, LED projectors, and document readers, and are air-conditioned.
  • The Campus Center, with a full service cafeteria available until 7 PM and a sandwich shop open until 11 PM, is just a short walk away.
  • A fully equipped office is available before and during class time and on weekends for one-on-one meetings between students and Field staff, Advisors, etc.
  • Our new classrooms are close together to allow for the continued flow of information and conversation before and after class and during breaks.
  • A large meeting space is available for presentations, special programs, and meetings with the broader community.
  • Students (and classes) can take advantage of campus events they find interesting.
  • The campus is well lit with secure parking and 24/7 security and emergency services.
  • The move will potentially strengthen the relationship between Wheelock, AMC and other Social Work educators in Worcester County. AMC offers a BSW program and AMC faculty members currently serve as Adjunct faculty for Wheelock@Worcester.

About the MSW Program

Wheelock's approach to Social Work education is family-centered, community-based and grounded in partnerships with community providers. Students are prepared to practice advanced, justice-based social work with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities through direct practice, policy, and research.

The Wheelock@Worcester MSW program is designed for those working for social service agencies, community health or education settings, advocacy organizations, or career-changers committed to effecting change in the social conditions and well-being of diverse groups of individuals, children, and families.

Wheelock@Worcester is currently enrolling its third cohort of students, with classes scheduled to begin in September. The 60-credit MSW program is offered part-time, with most students completing it in three years. However, Wheelock@Worcester also offers an Advanced Standing option, which allows students who have completed an accredited BSW program and meet certain requirements to complete their MSW degree in an accelerated time frame.

Learn More about Wheelock@Worcester

Learn more at wheelock.edu/worcester.

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