originally founded as part of BU School of Religious and Social Work
ranked by U.S. News & World Report out of 262 graduate social work schools (2019-21)
global alumni network
Our mission is to develop dynamic and diverse social work practitioners, leaders, and scholars through rigorous teaching, innovative research, and transformative community engagement.Learn more
From Beacon Hill to Bay State Road and beyond, explore milestones in BUSSW history.
Equity & Inclusion
Since day one, we have been committed to advancing equity and inclusion.
A nationally recognized expert on substance use disorders and ethnic health disparities, Dean Jorge Delva is an innovator in both education and practice.
2050 Strategic Plan
We are proud to announce the new Strategic Plan for Boston University School of Social Work. Developed over the course of one year by an inclusive and representative group of stakeholders, this plan defines our core purpose, our three core values, and seven strategic imperatives that will guide BUSSW through 2050. These imperatives capture who we are as a school, dedicated to becoming a global model in social, economic, racial, gender, and climate justice transformation.See the Plan
Earn Your Master of Social Work
Explore our top-ranked MSW degree and find program options, majors, and degree tracks that match your career goals.Learn More