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Center for Social Innovation

Center for Social Innovation

GSSW's new Center for Social Innovation (CSI) is a premier resource for innovation training, support, and research. Social innovation encourages the development of new ideas and directions for solving social problems, both creatively and effectively.  Visit the website »

Ingenious People

Jessica Black

Expanding Our Understanding

Assistant Professor Jessica Black sees neuroscience as a critical component to the core of social work training.  More about Expanding Our... »

AstraZeneca Hope Lodge, where Bryan Harter, MSW '05, is director

Real Careers Have Curves

If you read between the lines of Bryan Harter's resume, you could say he's been preparing to be a social worker his entire life.  More about Real Careers... »

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MSW Programs

Our rigorous MSW programs will prepare you to take innovative, effective action to empower those in need and to bring greater equality to vulnerable populations.

Our flexible curriculum offers a balance of structure and individualization that lets you shape your career. Choose Clinical or Macro Practice in one of four concentrations:

All four concentrations require a field placement in addition to specialized coursework.

If work or family commitments make it difficult to pursue full time study, our Three- & Four-Year Programs allow you to pursue your degree at a more flexible pace. You can begin the Three-Year Program at our main campus in Chestnut Hill or at our off-campus location in Worcester but must complete your final year of coursework in Chestnut Hill. Your field work, however, may continue in a geographical location that is closer to your residence.

If you want to combine social work with a career in law, business, or pastoral ministry, you can earn a dual degree.

If you have a BSW or MSW course credits, you may be eligible to apply as an advanced standing or transfer student.

Boston College Graduate School of Social Work offers a Latino Leadership Initiative program that bolsters students' cultural and linguistic competencies to work with Latino communities in the U.S. and abroad. Selected courses are taught in Spanish and aim to familiarize students with the realities of Latino life in the U.S. and other countries.

The Boston College MSW Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). As part of the accreditation process, all programs are required to report the assessment results of a series of competencies as mandated by the CSWE.  Competency Assessment Results »