Applications for our Spring 2016 Online MSW Program and for our Fall 2016 Charles River Campus (Boston) and Off-Campus Programs (Bedford, Cape Cod, and Chelmsford) are now being accepted.

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If you’re committed to improving the lives of others, dedicated to the social work profession, and intellectually and emotionally invested in your graduate education, we look forward to your application. Our dynamic, urban-based graduate programs offer you a multi-method focus in clinical and macro social work practice.

You’ll be assessed based on your academic training and performance, social work and related experience, and indicators—such as references and personal activities—of your commitment to the profession.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss our programs and admissions process. Feel free to email us with any questions, or call 617-353-3750. As you consider applying to our programs, we hope you’ll pay us a visit on our main campus, located along the Charles River in Boston, a city rich in education, recreation, culture, and history.

The Master of Social Work features several program options, including dual degree and certificate programs, full-time, part-time, and online options, and programs offered on our campuses in Boston, BU North-Bedford, Fall River, and Cape Cod.

MSW Application Deadlines at a Glance

Charles River Campus (full- and part-time): Fall 2016 Admission
Priority deadline for admissions consideration and merit scholarships: January 13, 2016
Advanced Standing applications: January 13, 2016
International applications (full-time only): January 13, 2016
Regular deadline: March 2, 2016
Dual Degree Applications (for BU School of Education, School of Public Health, and School of Theology students): Fall 2016 Admission
Priority deadline for admissions consideration and merit scholarships: January 13, 2016
Regular deadline: March 2, 2016
Off Campus (BU North-Bedford, Fall River, and Cape Cod): Fall 2016 Admission
Priority deadline for admissions consideration and merit scholarships: January 13, 2016
Advanced Standing deadline (Fall River or BU North-Bedford campuses): January 13, 2016
Regular deadline: March 2, 2016
Online MSW
Spring 2016 semester entry: November 4, 2015
Fall 2016 semester entry*: June 15*, 2016
Summer 2016 semester entry: March 16, 2016

Applications for the Online MSW Program are accepted each semester and applicants can apply to enter the online program in September, January, or May. *Please note: Applications for the Online MSW Advanced Standing Program are only accepted for September admission.

If you are interested in applying to the Online MSW program, please contact an admission representative as soon as possible at 877-308-9945, or visit the Online MSW Program website.

PhD at a Glance

The PhD Program in Social Work at Boston University aims to prepare the next generation of social work and social welfare scholars and leaders to address the complex social challenges of the century. Building upon the School’s robust commitment to social justice and empowerment 21st of historically marginalized and vulnerable populations, the PhD program provides rigorous training in the theory, research methods, and values of the social work profession necessary to solve urgent human and societal problems. Graduates are exceptionally well-trained in multiple methods and interdisciplinary linkages to other social and behavioral sciences. Through a curriculum that encompasses research, clinical and policy practice knowledge, and preparation for excellence in teaching, the program offers a rich educational foundation for future social work leaders in the academy, as well as the practice and policy arenas.

Equal Opportunity Policy
Boston University prohibits discrimination against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. This policy extends to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities, including admissions, financial assistance, educational and athletic programs, housing, employment, compensation, employee benefits, and the providing of, or access to, University services or facilities. Boston University recognizes that non-discrimination does not ensure that equal opportunity is a reality. Accordingly, the University will continue to take affirmative action to achieve equal opportunity through recruitment, outreach, and internal reviews of policies and practices.

Inquiries regarding this policy or its application should be addressed to:

Executive Director of Equal Opportunity
Boston University Equal Opportunity Office
19 Deerfield Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02215