graduate school of social work
Boston College School of Social Work offers a unique program that blends innovation and practice. The content we discuss in the classroom and in field settings—and the methods we teach you to use as a practitioner—are evidence-based and validated by best practices. If you want a top-notch academic experience and the confidence—and the professional network—you need to be an effective, accomplished practitioner, Boston College is your destination.
Boston College School of Social Work has been named a Top Ten Best Graduate School by U.S. News and World Report.
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:
Choose a two-year full-time program or a three- or four-year program that spreads your coursework over three to four years and allows you to take classes at our campuses in Chestnut Hill and Worcester, MA.
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.
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.
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.
School of Social Work
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467