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BUSSW students Florence Glynn, Greer Hamilton and Noor Toraif

BUSSW Students Awarded Harvard Rappaport Fellowship

Each will lead a Boston-based civil service project as part of the Rappaport Institute’s 2020 Public Policy Fellowship.

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Prof. Collins Proposes 3 Virtues Necessary for an Ethical Pandemic Response in 'The Conversation'

BUSSW social welfare policy professor Mary Collins makes the case for ‘virtue ethics’ in The Conversation.

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Clinical Associate Professor Hope Haslam Straughan (left) and first-year student Meghan Rondeau meet before class. (Photo by Katherine Taylor)

The Worcester Hybrid MSW Program

Developed to meet a community need, BUSSW's new hybrid MSW program has taken root in Worcester.

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Online MSW Student Spotlight: André Guillemin (SSW’20)

“I spent a long time searching for a career that has intrinsic value and gives me a sense of purpose in life,” explains Guillemin, who enrolled in BUSSW’s MSW program at age 45.

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Master of Social Work (MSW)

On-Campus

Full-Time | Part-Time
Boston (Charles River Campus)

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Fall entry only

On-Campus | Full-Time
Location
Boston (Charles River Campus)
Tracks
Traditional Track: 65 credits
Students typically complete the program in two years.

Advanced Standing: 40-43 credits
Students typically complete the program in one year.
Majors
Clinical Practice
Macro Practice
Field Experience
Traditional Track: Two field placements required

Advanced Standing: One field placement required
Cost
$35,136 per year
Financial Support
Scholarships Available
Financial Aid Available

Additional options for the program may apply.

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Fall entry only

On-Campus | Part-Time
Location
Boston (Charles River Campus)
Tracks
Traditional Track: 65 credits
Students typically complete the program in 3-4 years.

Advanced Standing: 40-43 credits
Students typically complete the program in 2-3 years.
Majors
Clinical Practice
Macro Practice
Field Experience
Traditional Track: Two field placements required

Advanced Standing: One field placement required
Cost
$1,098 per credit
$60 per semester student services fee
Financial Support
Scholarships Available
Financial Aid Available

Additional options for the program may apply. Click “Learn More” below to view full program details.

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Off-Campus

Part-Time
Bedford | Cape Cod | Fall River

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Fall entry only

Off-Campus | Part-Time
Location
Bedford, Cape Cod, Fall River
Tracks
Traditional Track: 65 credits
Traditional Off-Campus students typically complete the program in three years over 8 consecutive semesters with classes held on weekends.

Human Service Experience (HSE) Track: 65 credits
Off-Campus HSE students typically complete the program in three years over 8 consecutive semesters with classes held on weekends.

Advanced Standing: 40-43 credits
*Available at the Bedford and Fall River locations only

Off-Campus advanced standing students typically the complete program in two years over 6 consecutive semesters with classes held on weekends.
Majors
Clinical Practice
Field Experience
Traditional Track: Two field placements required

Human Service Experience (HSE) Track: One field placement required

Advanced Standing: One field placement required
Cost
$727 per credit
$60 per semester student services fee
Financial Support
Scholarships Available
Financial Aid Available

Additional options for the program may apply. Click “Learn More” below to view full program details.

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Online

Part-Time
Online

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Spring | Summer | Fall entries

Online | Part-Time
Location
Online
Tracks
Traditional Track: 65 credits
Traditional online students typically complete the program in three years over 9 semesters.

Human Service Experience (HSE) Track: 65 credits
Online HSE students typically complete the program in three years over 9 semesters.

Advanced Standing: 40-43 credits
Online advanced standing students typically complete the program in two years over 6 semesters.
Majors
Clinical Practice
Macro Practice
Field Experience
Traditional Track: Two field placements required

Human Service Experience (HSE) Track: One field placement required

Advanced Standing: One field placement required
Cost
$850 per credit
Financial Support
Financial Aid Available

Additional options for the program may apply. Click “Learn More” below to view full program details.

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Worcester Hybrid

Part-Time
Online | Worcester

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Fall entry only

Worcester Hybrid | Part-Time
Location
Online, Worcester
Tracks
Traditional Track: 65 credits

Human Service Experience Track: 65 Credits

Semesters 1-4: Classes are held once per week (Tuesdays, 4-9pm) at the Worcester campus. Students take one course at a time over 7 weeks.

Semesters 5-9: Students transfer to the Online Program and complete their MSW by taking practice, advanced, and elective courses online. Each course is taken one at a time over 7 weeks.
Majors
Clinical Practice
Macro Practice
Field Experience
Traditional Track: Two field placements required

Human Service Experience (HSE) Track: One field placement required
Cost
$727 per credit (semesters 1-4)
$850 per credit (semesters 5-9)
$60 per semester student services fee
Financial Support
Financial Aid Available
Scholarships Available

Additional options for the program may apply. Click “Learn More” below to view full program details.

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Other Programs

PHD

Full-Time
Boston (Charles River Campus)

Other Programs

Fall entry only

PHD | Full-Time
Location
Boston (Charles River Campus)

The PhD in Social Work is a competitive full-time program of study designed to enable significant development of competency in social work values and ethics, theory, research methods, a substantive interdisciplinary specialization, and teaching.

The program features a 63-credit plan with coursework completed in four semesters (two years). Specifically, we require a minimum of 27 credit hours in research methods courses, which includes quantitative and qualitative approaches, 12 credit hours in a specialization, 16 credit hours in core social work courses, and 8 credit hours in teaching methods and training.

We are pleased to offer a generous multi-year funding package of up to five years, which includes tuition, paid stipends, and health care. PhD students are funded through a combination of tuition scholarships, and research and teaching assistantships. While students gain hands-on research and teaching experience, assistantships supported by the School of Social Work are paid as stipends during the eight-month academic year.

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Professional Education

Instructor-Led or Self-Paced
In-Person | Online

Other Programs

Rolling admissions

Professional Education | Instructor-Led or Self-Paced
Location
In-Person, Online

Professional Education Programs (PEP) at BU School of Social Work offers courses, workshops, and postgraduate certificate programs to individuals and organizations throughout the human service field. We focus on theory-based skill development, application of new areas of research, and advancement of critical thinking. Most PEP programs are evidence-based, skills-oriented, and tailored to focus on contemporary practice issues in both macro and clinical social work.

The School is an approved provider of Continuing Education Credits (CECs) and has been authorized by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Social Work Registration to approve offerings from other institutions for CECs.

Discounts for current BUSSW students, alumni, field instructors, and faculty advisors are available. Group discounts also available.

 

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