Incoming MSW Students

Welcome to Boston University School of Social Work!

Congratulations on behalf of the faculty and administration at Boston University School of Social Work. We welcome you as a member of the SSW community. You have exciting and challenging years ahead. We look forward to meeting you and guiding and supporting you throughout your time with us.

Covid-19 Update for Incoming Students


If you have questions, contact our Admission Office and Financial Aid Office at 833-255-8970 or via email at 
busswad@bu.edu (Admissions) and sswfa@bu.edu (Financial Aid). Off-Campus students should contact the Off-Campus Program at 617-353-3766 or sswocp@bu.edu. Online students should contact the Online Program at 617-358-1746 or sswolp@bu.edu.

Seeking transfer credit? Complete our Request to Transfer Credit form.

Considering deferring admissions at this time? Complete our Deferral Response Form. Accepted students can defer their offer of admission for up to one year. Charles River Campus, Off-Campus, and Worcester Hybrid Campus students can defer their admission until the next fall. For example, a student accepted for Fall 2020 can only defer their acceptance to Fall 2021.

Online Program students can defer their admission to either a fall, spring, or summer start date so long as they do not exceed one year of their original acceptance. For example, an online student accepted for Summer 2020 can defer their acceptance to Fall 2020, Spring 2021, or Summer 2021.

Want to meet your fellow classmates? We invite you to join your respective Facebook group!