The application is open for our Online, Off-Campus and Worcester Hybrid Programs!

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Note: When creating an application, we strongly encourage applicants to use a Gmail account, if you have one, to ensure that you don’t miss any emails regarding application status updates, admission decisions, etc.

Please apply to only one campus per application cycle.

Please note: If you have applied and were not accepted, you must wait one year to reapply to any of our campuses. Please note, our off-campus and on-campus sites only begin in the fall so if you applied for fall 2020, for example, you are eligible to apply for fall 2021 entry. Additionally, because our online program accepts three times per year, if you applied for spring 2020, for example, you must wait until spring 2021 to apply again. Please email busswad@bu.edu if you have any questions.

Contact us at busswad@bu.edu or 1-833-255-8970 for assistance or questions.

2020 MSW Application Deadlines

Charles River Campus (Boston)

  • All admissions deadlines for Fall 2020 have passed. The application for Fall 2021 entry will open mid-August.

Off-Campus Program (BU North-Bedford, Fall River & Cape Cod)

  • Fall 2020 deadlines
    • Final Deadline – July 1, 2020 (25% fee waiver available upon request*)
  • *To request a fee waiver, please email your CAS ID number to busswad@bu.edu at least one week prior to the application deadline.

Worcester Hybrid Program

  • Fall 2020 deadlines
    • Final Deadline – July 1, 2020 (25% fee waiver available upon request*)
  • *To request a fee waiver, please email your CAS ID number to busswad@bu.edu at least one week prior to the application deadline.

Online Program

  • Fall 2020 deadlines
    • Priority Deadline – June 15, 2020 (100% fee waiver available upon request*)
    • Final Deadline – July 15, 2020
  • *To request a fee waiver, please email your CAS ID number to busswad@bu.edu at least one week prior to the application deadline.

The online program accepts students three times a year. Students can apply to begin the online program in the spring, summer, or fall semester. The application portal is only open for one semester at a time, whichever is the next upcoming entry term. If interested in future entry terms, please email busswad@bu.edu to inquire about the deadlines.

Please Note: Once students are enrolled in the program, they are not able to switch tracks (ex: Traditional Track to Human Service Experience Track). If a student would like to switch tracks, this must be done during the application phase and prior to the application deadline. Students cannot transfer to another campus (ex: Charles River Campus to Online Campus) to switch tracks once enrolled in the program.

Advanced Standing Applicants: Applicants who are currently in their senior year of undergraduate education in a Bachelor of Social Work program and completing their field internship as a block placement in the Spring 2020 semester are still required to apply to the Advanced Standing MSW program by January 10, 2020. These applicants will submit the application without the completed field evaluation. Applicants will receive a conditional acceptance in mid-February based on the received materials.

These applicants are required to submit their mid-year field evaluation as soon as it is available in mid-March. We will make a final decision about your acceptance based on the receipt of your mid-year field evaluation, unless our team cannot adequately assess your readiness for graduate education based on the received materials. In this case, we will make a final decision about your acceptance in early May based on the successful completion and receipt of the final field evaluation.

2020 PhD Application Deadlines

The PhD application for Fall 2020 closed on December 15, 2019. Please check back in August 2020 for details regarding our 2021 application deadlines. Please contact phdadmin@bu.edu with any questions about applying to the PhD Program.