Prospective Students

The Boston University School of Social Work is a dynamic, urban-based graduate school offering master’s and doctoral degrees, dual degree programs, and continuing professional education. We are committed to educating social workers skilled in a variety of contexts, from clinical practice to macro work in larger systems and organizations.

At the Charles River Campus in Boston, full-time, part-time, advanced standing, and dual degree options are available. In addition, we offer part-time programs at three off-campus sites and a national online program. The off-campus programs are designed for individuals with work and family responsibilities. Classes are held on weekends and field internships occur during the week in the students’ own communities. The online Master of Social Work program has two options to complete the MSW degree. The eligibility to pursue a specific track is dependent on previous human services experience. Utilizing a convenient online learning format, the program allows individuals to earn an MSW degree while continuing to live and work in their own communities throughout the United States. In field education—an integral part of the social work experience—students learn through hands-on practice with individuals, families, groups, and communities.

A close-knit community within a larger, world-class university, we are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and actively emphasize social work practice in urban settings.

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You are welcome to visit us any time. You can meet with admissions representatives, field education staff, sit in on a class, and tour our buildings.

Admissions Events

The School of Social Work hosts information sessions on and off campus, attends graduate fairs, and hosts recruitment events throughout the United States. Please check our admissions events page for information about upcoming events.

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