Majors & Specializations

Tailor your MSW degree to your passions with a choice of two majors and the option to further specialize in one of five key areas.


Students in the On-Campus, Online, or Worcester Hybrid Program can select either a Clinical Practice or Macro Practice major. Clinical Practice majors may also choose to minor in Macro Practice.


Interested in deepening your knowledge and expertise in a specific area of focus? Choose from one of our five specialization areas. Students pursuing specializations will enroll in advanced electives, as well as complete an integrative seminar and advanced field placement. Information about specialization requirements and coursework is available on the BU Bulletin.

Please note: Specializations are only available through our On-Campus Program.