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Kevin McCarthy, MSW '15

Worcester Program 'A Godsend'

As a recent graduate of BCSSW, Kevin McCarthy found the Satellite Campus in Worcester, Massachusetts to offer the flexibility he needed to finally earn an MSW. Read more about his experience in the Worcester Program »

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MSW Program: Worcester Campus

The Boston College School of Social Work has an MSW program that meets at Worcester State University in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Courses at the Worcester campus are taught by Boston College School of Social Work faculty. Classes begin in September and meet once a week on Tuesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Students take two classes per semester in Worcester.

Students in the Clinical specialization take their initial classes during the first two years in Worcester before completing their courses at Chestnut Hill. Students in the Macro specialization take three courses in Worcester and one course in Chestnut Hill during the first year of study, and two courses in Worcester and two courses in Chestnut Hill during the second year before completing their program in Chestnut Hill.

In keeping with the School's long association with social agencies throughout New England, both field placements may also be arranged in the Worcester area. There is no field placement during the first year. The first field placement is in the second year of the program or in a block during the summer for eligible students. It may be possible to do a placement in your employing agency.

The remainder of courses in the final year of study are taken at the main campus in Chestnut Hill. Program modifications for the final year may be available to provide flexibility to complete the program while working.

For more information on the program, contact Marilyn Carey, Site Coordinator, Applicants interested in this option should also review their curriculum plan with Bill Howard, Director of Admissions, Financial aid is available.

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