Full-Time Program at the Charles River Campus

A full-time program in a dynamic, urban-based graduate school nestled in the heart of Boston

Our full-time program offers a dynamic, hands-on MSW program, nestled in the heart of vibrant Boston—a leading city for education, healthcare, and nonprofits. During two years of study in Boston, our students complete a multi-method curriculum guided by faculty experts and dedicated practitioners that prepares each student for success in a range of social work careers. Full-time students go on to hone their skills in a particular area of interest. After selecting a major, our students may choose from five specialization areas or opt to pursue one of our dual degree options.

All full-time Charles River Campus students take courses including Communities & Organization, Introduction to Social Work Clinical Practice, Human Behavior, Social Welfare Policy, and Research. In addition, our students take advanced Clinical or Macro Practice courses that correspond to their major during advanced placement.

Visit the BU Bulletin for more detailed information on courses and requirements.

Foundation Year Program

For full-time students, a foundation year typically comprises 27 semester credits in coursework and 6 in field education.

Advanced-Year Program

During your second year, an advanced-year program includes 24 semester credits in coursework and 8 in the field.

Part-time and Advanced Standing program options are available on the Charles River Campus.