Master of Social Work

Are you ready to drive social change? We’re here to get you started.

  • 11:1

    faculty/student ratio

  • 300k

    hours in the field across 4 programs

  • 926

    enrolled students (2022)

  • 4

    program options

Lead the charge for social change with a top-ranked online Master of Social Work program from BU School of Social Work, a leader in social justice education, advocacy, and research.

Are you a big-picture thinker?

Consider a macro major or minor and explore how a community and systems-level lens will prepare you for leadership roles in public and private sector organizations addressing critical social issues.

Do you value client empowerment and self-determination?

Our clinical major will provide you with the expertise to assess, diagnose, treat, and prevent a range of mental and behavioral illnesses.

Enrich your academic experience by choosing from one of our four specializations or pursue a dual degree in public health, theology, or education. Whatever your interest, BU School of Social Work’s innovative curriculum and dynamic field internship experience offers a variety of ways to focus your degree to meet your professional goals.

The BU School of Social Work is housed in a charming limestone building overlooking tree-lined Bay State Road at the heart of Boston University, along the historic Charles River, where we offer the On-Campus MSW Program in a full-time and part-time format.

Our Off-Campus MSW Programs are available at three satellite campuses in Massachusetts: Bedford, Cape Cod, and Fall River; and we offer a hybrid program in Worcester.

Our dynamic Online Program allows you to live and work anywhere in the U.S. while earning a top-ranked, fully online, part-time MSW degree

Attend one of our in-person or virtual admissions events and get to know us first-hand, or explore our web pages below for more information about applying.

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