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Apply to the MSW Program

Our Master in Social Work program lets you focus on either clinical or macro social work practice with concentrations in the following areas:

Children, Youth and Families
Global Practice
Health and Mental Health
Older Adults and Families

Choose a two-year full-time program or a three- or four-year program that spreads your coursework over three to four years.

If you're interested in pursuing a career at the intersection of social work and law, business, or theology and ministry, you might want to consider one of our dual-degree programs.

Boston College undergraduate majors in Sociology, Psychology, and Applied Psychology/Human Development may apply for our five-year Bachelor of Arts and Master of Social Work program.

Apply to the PhD Program

Our Doctoral Program prepares you for a career of teaching and research at distinguished universities that advances the practice of social work and addresses the most important social welfare issues of our day.

Financial Aid

We offer financial aid for MSW students and financial aid for PhD students through a wide range of scholarships, stipends, and assistantships, and can direct you to loans, fellowships, grants, and work opportunities.

Affirmative Action

The Boston College School of Social Work is an academic community whose doors are open without regard to race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, parental or marital status, disability, veteran status, gender, or age.


As a community we embrace diversity as a challenge and opportunity. The recruitment of a diverse student body is among the school's highest priorities.


Boston College is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of School and Colleges. In addition, the Boston College School of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Contact Us

Boston College
School of Social Work
BCSSW Admissions
McGuinn 221
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

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