Majors, Tracks & Specializations

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



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

• Students in the Worcester Hybrid Program can select either a Clinical Practice or Macro Practice major.

• The Off-Campus Programs at Bedford, Cape Cod and Fall River offer Clinical Practice only. Students in these programs may take Macro Practice courses online or at our Charles River Campus. Please contact your campus program director for more information.

• Students in the Online Program can select either a Clinical Practice or Macro Practice major.


Interested in deepening your knowledge and expertise in a specific area of focus? Choose from one of our four 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.