Earn your MSW degree in a top-ranked program designed for adult learners living and working in or near Worcester.

Application Deadline: June 5, 2024

Ready to apply? Start your application and get information about admissions requirements and support here.


Our innovative hybrid structure combines the best of classroom-based and online learning, and is designed with working professionals and adult learners in mind.

Designed to fit your busy schedule
  • Enjoy a part-time pace where you take one 7-week class at a time; two classes per semester.
  • Semesters 1-4: you’ll attend classes in-person in Worcester on Tuesdays (4-9 pm) where you will build a strong peer community and receive individualized attention from faculty and staff.
  • Semesters 5-9: you’ll attend classes through our Online Program and continue to be supported by the Worcester program team for academics and field placements. 
  • Conveniently located at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.
Top-tier education & career advancement
  • You’ll have the same top-ranked BU academic experience as the Boston program at a location close to home.
  • Learn from world-class BU faculty who are accessible and supportive.
  • Prepare for your social work licensure through foundational and advanced courses.
    • Over 90% of BUSSW graduates pass on their first try.
  • Join a global network of 10,000 alumni nationwide to help support your career after graduation.
Experience hands-on learning in field placements located in your area
  • We offer local, supported field education experiences targeted to meet your practical needs and professional goals.
  • Benefit from BUSSW’s large network of Worcester field partners & organizations.
  • You’ll have one-on-one professional advising from BUSSW staff to help you find your field placement. 
  • Learn more about field education
Program options let you customize your education to fit your experience, interests, and goals
  • Major in clinical or macro practice.
  • Consider an optional minor in macro practice with a clinical major.
  • Choose from two track options, depending on your professional background.
    • Both tracks are 65 credits taken over 9 consecutive semesters.


The Worcester Campus is located at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.

College of the Holy Cross
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610

Contact Us

Program Director:
Susan Brostrup-Jensen

(833) 255-8970