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Boston College Graduate School of Social Work
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Vibrant Programs

Professor Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes and Professor Stephanie Berzin of the Social Innovation and Leadership Program

A Program for Transformative Social Change

In the entrepreneurial spirit, Professor Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes and Professor Stephanie Berzin have taken leadership roles in the establishment of a new GSSW macro program: Social Innovation and Leadership Program and Collaborative (SIL).  More about a Program for Transformative... »

Professor Paul Kline

Re-Imagining Diversity

The Boston College Graduate School of Social Work made a historic commitment to infuse cross-cultural training into every single course.  More about Re-Imagining Diversity »

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Intervention Methods Courses

Students select one of two intervention methods to focus their acquisition of practice skills: Clinical Social Work or Macro Social Work.

Required Clinical Courses

Required Clinical courses include an advanced human behavior course, SW 722 Psychosocial Pathology, and two methods courses that focus on clinical assessment, practice theory, and evidenced-based practice interventions for a variety of problem areas and populations utilizing various treatment modalities—individual, family, and group. Students also take three field education courses in Clinical Social Work.

SW 722 Psychosocial Pathology
SW 855 Clinical Practice with Children and Families: Assessment and Evidenced-Based Practice
SW 856 Clinical Practice with Adults: Assessment, Intervention, and Evidenced-Based Practice
SW 932 Field Education II—Clinical Social Work
SW 933 Field Education III—Clinical Social Work
SW 934 Field Education IV—Clinical Social Work

Required Macro Courses

Required Macro practice courses include an advanced human behavior course, SW 833 Leadership and Social Transformation, and two methods courses that focus on financial management, resource development, and social innovation. Students also take three field education courses in Macro Social Work.

SW 833 Leadership and Social Transformation
SW 886 Financial Management and Resource Development
SW 889 Social Innovation
SW 942 Field Education II—Macro Social Work
SW 943 Field Education III—Macro Social Work
SW 944 Field Education IV—Macro Social Work