originally founded as part of BU School of Religious and Social Work

Top 4%

ranked by U.S. News & World Report out of 298 graduate social work schools


global alumni network


degree candidates

  •  the Boston skyline

    Our School

    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

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
  •  people walking in front of the BU School of Social Work building

    Visit us

    Find us at our 264 Bay State Road home.

    View More
  •  an icon of a book


    Searchable directory of faculty and administrative staff.

    View More

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