Welcome to Boston University School of Social Work’s On-Campus MSW Program!
You have an exciting and challenging year ahead and we look forward to guiding you through your graduate education at BUSSW. The following information will help you prepare to enter the program.
Fall 2021 & Vaccinations
BUSSW will return to in-person teaching for the fall 2021 semester for our Charles River, Off-Campus and Hybrid programs.
Boston University has announced that it will require all students enrolled in classes on all campuses to be vaccinated before the start of classes in the fall of 2021. You can read more in the Dean’s message here.
Note: All incoming Charles River Campus graduate students at Boston University must complete Student Health Services’ Incoming Heath Requirements. For more information, please click here.
- May 17, 2021 – Transfer Credit Requests Due
- Early June – Class Registration
- June 28, 2021 – Final Field Evaluations Due (Advanced Standing Students)
- August 2, 2021 – Official Transcripts Due
Fall Semester 2021
- September 1, 2021 – Field Education Orientation
- September 2, 2021 – All-Student MSW Orientation
- Week of September 7, 2021 – Field Education I and II Begin
- September 8, 2021 – First Day of Classes
- Late October – Registration begins for Spring 2022
- December 17, 2021 – Last day of classes (Tuesday classes end 12/21)
- December 17, 2021 – Last day of Field Education
Admitted Students Weekend
You will receive all this information and more in monthly email packets beginning in June. Please be on the lookout!
- Obtain Login Name and Kerberos Password
- Email Account
- The Student Link
- BUSSW CRC Incoming Student Attestation – Program Requirement Document
- Academic Honesty – 2021-2022
- Get your Terrier Student ID
- Registration Guide (Packet 1 of 3)
For detailed information about orientation, please click here.
Financial Aid Information
Full-time and Advanced Standing Students
Upon receipt of your $300 tuition deposit, the Field Education Department will send you information regarding the field placement process. Once contacted, you are encouraged to reply to the Field Education Office as soon as possible.
Part-time Students (Charles River and Off-Campus Programs)
Incoming part-time students do not have a field placement during their first year.
Field Education Orientation (for Full-Time CRC students, not including Advanced Standing students)
More information about this event and registration will be provided to enrolled students via email at a later date.
For more information about field education, visit this page.
To contact field education, email email@example.com.
Official Transcripts & Field Evaluation
University-issued official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) institutions should be mailed to the Admissions and Financial Aid Office or sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 2, 2021. If you are currently completing the final semester of undergraduate study, an official copy of your transcript indicating that you received a bachelor’s degree must be mailed to the Admissions and Financial Aid Office by August 2, 2021. If you are an advanced standing student, a copy of your final field evaluation must also be mailed to us by June 28, 2021.
Our mailing address is:
Boston University School of Social Work
Admissions and Financial Aid Office
264 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215
Research Waiver Exam
For detailed information about the Research Waiver Exam, including important deadlines and contact information, go to the Social Work Research Waiver Exam webpage.
Advanced Standing (AS) Students
AS course registration packets will be sent out at the end of April explaining how AS students register for fall courses. Two to three additional packets will be sent via email during the summer with other important information for AS students.
An online AS Welcome & FAQ session will be offered for Advanced Standing Students mid-summer. More information about this event will be provided to AS students via email at a later date.
AS students will be enrolled in either a macro or clinical seminar on Thursday mornings during the academic year. Please be sure to register for FE800AS (for clinical AS students) or MP MP794 (for macro students)
AS students are encouraged to attend the day-long Orientation for all incoming students on September 2, 2021.
Classes begin on September 8, 2021.
Please contact Cate Solomon (email@example.com; 617-353-5607) with any questions.
State Authorization and Distance Education
This site provides a variety of information regarding distance education programs, including:
- Boston University State Authorization and Distance Education Disclosures
- Complaint Resolution process
- The University’s Refund Policy
- Information for professional licensure and certification
- Information about International Distance Education
Throughout the summer you will receive pertinent materials from Boston University School of Social Work in the form of an electronic packet. Please be sure we have your most up-to-date email and mailing addresses. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any changes.