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Boston College School of Social Work
Students Reach Finals of Clinton Competition

Hult Prize Team

Students from the School of Social Work, along with colleagues from the Lynch School of Education and the Carroll School of Management, were named regional finalists in the annual Hult Prize Foundation $1 Million Social Enterprise Competition.   Read more on the Blog »


MSW Program: Worcester Campus

Worcester Program 'A Godsend'

Kevin McCarthy
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. A proud Double Eagle, Kevin's journey at BC, which began in the 1970s, has been long and winding, and has taken him from Chestnut Hill to Worcester and beyond.

Read more about Kevin's academic experience on our blog »


Program Overview

The Boston College School of Social Work has an MSW program that meets at Worcester State University in Worcester, Massachusetts. Classes begin in September and are taught by Boston College School of Social Work Faculty. Students take two classes per semester.

Classes are held on Tuesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Course Schedule

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.

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.

See Course Descriptions and Schedules for more information about the course offerings at the Worcester Campus.

Field Education

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.

More Information

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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