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BCSSW Students Reflect on 'Why Social Work?'

'Why Social Work?'

It is always a a good time to reflect on where we are in our lives, and where we would like to go. Members of the BCSSW Macro Social Work Student Group gathered to do just this, in a new workshop convened by Professors Tiziana Dearing and Margaret Lombe entitled "Remembering Your Why." Read more on the Blog »

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Center for Social Innovation

Center for Social Innovation

BCSSW's 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 »


MSW Programs

Our rigorous MSW program will prepare you to take innovative, effective action to empower those in need and to bring greater equality to vulnerable populations. Our curriculum offers a balance of structure and flexibility that lets you shape your career.

You choose an area of Specialized Practice:

and one concentration:

The concentrations include specialized coursework and an advanced field placement.

You also have the option of completing one or more of eight Certificate Programs:

  • Child Welfare
  • Latino Leadership
  • Neuroscience & Social Work
  • Policy & Community Organizing
  • Refugees & Immigrants
  • School Social Work
  • Trauma
  • Veterans & Military Families

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.

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

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

Boston College 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.

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 »