Which program is right for you?
No matter which path you choose, you’ll receive the same individualized course instruction, support, and guidance to prepare you to launch your career in social work.
With 100 years of social work education experience, we are proud to offer our nationally-ranked curriculum at our Charles River Campus (Boston), three Off-Campus Program sites throughout Massachusetts, our new Worcester Hybrid Program, and a nationwide Online Program taught by leading BU experts, scholars, and teachers.
As for majors, whether you select Clinical or Macro Practice, you will find a Master of Social Work curriculum that combines a solid theoretical social work foundation with practical hands-on experience through our robust field education component.
The student experience is stimulating, rewarding and as individual as each student.
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Offered both full-time and part-time, our Charles River Campus MSW program offers a dynamic, hands-on learning experience, nestled in the heart of vibrant Boston—a leading city for education, healthcare, and nonprofits.
Our Online MSW Program offers an innovative part-time format with majors in Clinical Practice or Macro Practice and 3 track options, ensuring that each student’s graduate program is tailored to his or her academic and professional experience.
Our Off-Campus MSW Program brings the BU School of Social Work curriculum to students at three Massachusetts sites—Bedford, Fall River, and Cape Cod—through a part-time, weekend-based option.
Worcester Hybrid Program
Our Worcester Hybrid MSW Program offers an innovative, Off-Campus/Online part-time format with major and track options that are tailored to your academic and professional experience.
Tracks, Majors & Specializations
Major in either Clinical or Macro Practice. Then, hone your expertise in one of five specialization areas.