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Social workers initiate and sustain change in small and big ways. We want to make them even better at it—through a rigorous, experience-based academic program that is second to none, and innovative research that advances our field and affects our practice.
Our mission is to prepare students with the knowledge, values, and skills to practice competently and compassionately and to provide an intellectual atmosphere that facilitates faculty and student scholarship and research.
Our Dean can tell you that Boston College's Jesuit, Catholic tradition makes it possible that rational thought and faith, logical inquiry and belief, are seen as complementary and synergistic. Our faculty and staff embody this synergy of service and academics.
Founded in 1936, our school history demonstrates how our unique and innovative programs make us a premier choice for the study of social work. The Admissions section of our website offers information about financial aid for MSW students and financial aid for PhD students. If you'd like to know more than just the facts, we invite you to visit us.