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.

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As you consider applying to our programs, we invite you to attend one of our Admissions Events to learn more about the Boston University School of Social Work community, programs, and processes.

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.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss our programs and admissions process. Feel free to email us with any questions, or call 617-353-3750.

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 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.

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