Boston University School of Social Work (BUSSW) is a dynamic, urban-based graduate school, offering MSW and PhD degrees, as well as continuing professional education. The School is committed to producing social workers who possess excellent skills and know how to practice within a variety of contexts, from clinical counseling to community-based and macro level settings.
Tracing its beginnings back to 1937, the School is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). As part of an internationally recognized institution, Boston University, the School actively seeks to address urban problems and alleviate the suffering of all urban and marginalized populations.
All Council on Social Work Education programs measure and report MSW student learning outcomes. Students are assessed on their mastery of the competencies which comprise the accreditation standards of the Council on Social Work Education. These competencies are dimensions of social work practice which all social workers are expected to master during their professional training. A measurement benchmark is set by the social work programs for each competency. An assessment score at or above that benchmark is considered by the program to represent mastery of that particular competency. Please click here to view MSW student learning outcomes.