Master of Social Work

Ready to join a dynamic graduate community of changemakers? We’re here to help you get started.

  • 10:1

    faculty/student ratio

  • 200k+

    hours in the field across 3 programs

  • 741

    enrolled students (2016)

  • 3

    program options

Are you a big picture thinker? Consider a macro major or minor and explore how a community and systems-level lens will prepare you for leadership roles in public and private sector organizations addressing critical social issues.

Interested in empowering individuals and families? Our clinical major will provide you with the expertise to assess, diagnose, treat, and prevent a range of mental and behavioral illnesses.

Enrich your academic experience by selecting from one of our five specialization areas or pursuing a dual degree in public health, theology, or education. Whatever your interest, BU School of Social Work’s innovative curriculum and dynamic field internship experience offers a variety of pathways to focus your degree to meet your professional goals.

The School of Social Work on the Charles River Campus is housed in a charming limestone building overlooking tree-lined Bay State Road at the heart of Boston University, along historic Charles River. We are also home to three satellite campuses in Massachusetts and a dynamic Online Program. Attend one of our admissions events and get to know us first-hand.