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Boston College Graduate School of Social Work
Issues + Evidence

Ruth McRoy, Donahue/DiFelice Endowed Professor of Social Work

An Inclusive Perspective

Ruth McRoy, Donahue/DiFelice Endowed Professor of Social Work, is recognized for her groundbreaking and innovative research in the areas of child welfare, adoption, and diversity. More about an Inclusive Perspective »

Professor Margaret Lombe

From Research to Outreach

For renowned scholar and Graduate School of Social Work Professor Margaret Lombe, social work research is only as good as the lives it saves.  More about from Research to Outreach »

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Clinical or Macro Practice

We prepare you for a career in either of two types of social work: clinical or macro.

Our Clinical Program intervention method prepares you for a broad range of careers and focuses on direct service to those in need. You will learn to examine the biological, psychological, and social aspects of each problem you confront. Clinical Practice graduates work in hospitals, outpatient clinics, substance abuse centers, homeless shelters, prisons, churches, schools, and other human service agencies. If you prefer serving individuals, families, and small groups on a more intimate level, we recommend Clinical Practice.

Our new Macro: Social Innovation + Leadership intervention method was introduced in Fall 2011. The program focuses on providing current and future leaders of the public and social service sectors with access to the latest thinking on social innovation. Social innovation represents a compelling paradigm that supports the development, implementation, and sustainability of transformational responses to social need.