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Macro Social Work Practice Major Added to Online Program

BU School of Social Work recently added the Macro Social Work Practice Major to the Master of Social Work Online Program. The critical social issues at the forefront in this election year demonstrate the continuing need for skilled social workers trained to facilitate change at the larger community and organization... More

Professor Maryann Amodeo Retires After 30 Years at BUSSW

On Tuesday, May 17, the BU School of Social Work community came together to celebrate the 30-year career of Professor Maryann Amodeo, who retires this spring. Amodeo joined BUSSW in 1986. Colleagues, friends, and family gathered together in the Trustee Ballroom at BU to honor Amodeo’s many accomplishments. The evening included... More

Field Ed Hosts Annual Breakfast

On Monday, May 23, the BU School of Social Work (BUSSW) Field Education Department hosted its annual field instructor appreciation breakfast to honor field advisors who provide incredible support to students. This year's theme was, "What's Policy Got to Do with It? Integrating Policy Practice into MSW Field Education." Assistant Dean... More

Commencement 2016

On May 13, 2016, faculty, staff, students, friends, and family gathered in the Boston University Fitness and Recreation Center for the School of Social Work Convocation. Five doctor of philosophy degrees, 21 dual dual-degree master’s, and 228 master’s degrees in social work were awarded.     "This year’s graduation included our largest graduating... More

Eddie S. Glaude Jr. Discusses Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul

“The great instrument of moral good is the imagination,” Eddie S. Glaude Jr. told audiences at the April 14 lecture and Q&A on his new book, Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul. The evening kicked off with a reception, followed by a lecture, question and answer... More

Student Spotlight: A Commitment to Youth and Urban Practice Brought Mirna Barba (’16) to BU

Most days it’s hard to catch Mirna Barba (’16). On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays she is completing her field placement with the Veteran Affairs Healthcare System in Boston. Other days, the second-year clinical practice major is on the third floor at 264 Bay State Road, working with the Center for Addiction Research... More

US News & World Report Grad School Rankings

BU School of Social Work (BUSSW) jumped four spots in the latest ranking of the best social work graduate programs by U.S. News & World Report, rising to 12 from a previous ranking of 16. The 2017 rankings were released on March 16, 2016.  

Research Luncheon Series: Professor Linda Sprague Martinez Discusses Project Aqui Lá

“We let the data speak to us,” BUSSW Professor Linda Sprague Martinez told faculty and students in attendance at the January 26 Research Luncheon Series presentation in Conant Lounge. Professor Sprague Martinez explained the important role of data in her work with Project Aqui Lá, a transnationalism and health study... More

Dr. Ruth Paris Receives Fulbright Specialist Grant in Social Work at Bar Ilan University

Dr. Ruth Paris, associate professor of clinical practice and director of the Family Therapy Certificate Program at Boston University School of Social Work, has received confirmation from the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State and the Council for... More

Faculty Spotlight: Sera Grantz, Off-Campus and Online Programs

Over the last three years I have had the privilege of teaching in the Fall River and Chelmsford/Bedford off campus programs. This Spring I'm looking forward to teaching a course at the Cape Cod program and presenting a training on starting groups in different settings. There is something special about... More