The Place For

Changemakers
Activists
Innovators
Leaders
Scholars

Since 1918, BU School of Social Work has offered dynamic and challenging graduate programs. We are the home for individuals committed to meeting critical social needs and driving social change.

Top 5%

ranked #10 by U.S. News & World Report out of 251 graduate social work schools (2018)

2

nationally recognized research centers

95%

pass rate for clinical social work licensing exam

4.6M

dollars in total research awards (FY16)

TRANSFORMATIVE SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION

Committed to curriculum innovation and excellence in preparing social justice leaders, BU School of Social Work offers both the MSW and PhD programs.

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Our Programs

BU School of Social Work offers a wide selection of academic programs for social work students and professionals.

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  • ERIKA GAITAN ('15)

    I enjoy working with kids and getting them to be civically engaged and to think more critically about the world around them.

  • MARYLOU SUDDERS ('78), MA SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

    What I've always said to students about social work is it opens any door that you want to run through. There is no greater education than a social work education.

  • DOUGLAS BROOKS ('99), FORMER DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF NATIONAL AIDS POLICY

    There is no doubt that the BU School of Social Work experience has been vital in the work I've undertaken and has helped me land where I am today.

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