Off-Campus Students

Welcome to the Boston University School of Social Work Off-Campus MSW Program! You have an exciting and challenging year ahead, and we look forward to guiding you through your graduate education at BUSSW. We realize that entering graduate school is a big commitment; we are happy to assist you. The following information will help you prepare to enter the program.

Calendar of Class and Events: http://www.bu.edu/ssw/news/calendar/.

———–  SUBMISSION DEADLINES ———–

May 5  Transfer Credit Requests Due

Early June – Registration

June 15 – Official Transcripts Due and Final Field Evaluations Due (Advanced Standing)

July TBA – Placing Out of Introductory Courses

August 1 – Medical Report Form Due

———–  PRE – FALL ACTIVITIES ———–

April 7 – Admitted Students Day

April 23-29 – Research I Waiver Exam

July 14 – Cape Cod Pre-Orientation

July 21 – Fall River Pre-Orientation

July 28 – BU North-Bedford Pre-Orientation

August 16-25 – Research I Waiver Exam

———–  FALL 2018 SEMESTER ———–

September 4 – Orientation

September 7 – Classes begin

September 10 – Field Education I and II begin

Late October – Registration begins for Spring 2019 Semester

December 14 – Last day of Field Education

TBA – Last day of classes

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Join us for a fun event where you can interact with future classmates, faculty, current students, and alumni to get a closer look at the School of Social Work and the Boston University campus! Click here for the schedule of events and to register.

Check back post-event for more details on presentations and information from the day!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
All Day in Boston

The Boston University School of Social Work Orientation for all incoming students provides you an opportunity to engage with the entire school, become familiar with its philosophy, and meet the dean, faculty, and administration.

Charles River Campus and Off-Campus Program Orientation Reading

Each year, the School requires that all incoming students read a specific book prior to entering the program. This is followed by a book discussion that occurs at Orientation.  The following book was chosen as a response to the needs of diverse populations and in recognition of the role of race and ethnicity in meeting human needs:

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by: Michelle Alexander
ISBN-13: 978-1595586438


Part-time Students (Charles River and Off-Campus Programs)
Incoming part-time students do not have a field placement during their first year.


University-issued official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate, if applicable, institutions should be mailed to the Admissions and Financial Aid Office or sent electronically to busswad@bu.edu by June 15.  If you are currently completing the final semester of undergraduate study, an official copy of your transcript indicating that you received a bachelor’s degree must be mailed to the Admissions and Financial Aid Office by June 15. If you are an advanced standing student, a copy of your final field evaluation must also be mailed to us.

Our mailing address is:

Boston University School of Social Work
Admissions and Financial Aid Office
264 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215


The Research I Waiver Exam will be offered on April 23-29, 2018 and August 16-25, 2018.  (Register for the Research I course and attend it until you receive the results of the exam.)  Note: Students can take this exam only once. To register for the exam, contact rsch@bu.edu by March 15, 2018.

Contact Us

Mena daSilva-Clark, Assistant Dean of Off-Campus & Online Programs
Office: (617) 353-3766 Email: menad@bu.edu
The Assistant Dean of Off-Campus and Online Programs oversees all aspects of the Off-Campus Programs and is responsible for direct supervision of the OCP Administrative Team.  Periodically, she meets with students individually and collectively to review the program.

Terese Romano, Director of the BU North-Bedford Campus
Office: (617) 851-9655   Email: tnromano@bu.edu
The responsibilities for the directors include the overall administrative oversight for the programs, developing and maintaining relationships with field agencies and placing all the Off-Campus students in foundation and advanced field internships.

Sonia Mee, Director of the Fall River Campus
Office: (617) 353-2245   Email: smee@bu.edu
The responsibilities for the directors include the overall administrative oversight for the programs, developing and maintaining relationships with field agencies and placing all the Off-Campus students in foundation and advanced field internships.

Debra Berglin, Director of the Cape Cod Campus
Office: (617) 694-5956   Email: dberglin@bu.edu
The responsibilities for the directors include the overall administrative oversight for the programs, developing and maintaining relationships with field agencies and placing all the Off-Campus students in foundation and advanced field internships.

Bradley Agostinelli, Senior Program Coordinator
Office: (617) 353-2115   Email: sswocp@bu.edu
The Senior Program Coordinator is responsible for various administrative duties as they pertain to the off campus programs. Often, this is the first person to be contacted by faculty, administration and students when they have an administrative question or concern.  If she cannot answer your question, she will refer you to the appropriate resource.

Liana Pourrahimi, Administrative Assistant
Office: (617) 353-3766   Email: lsp0324@bu.edu