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Boston College School of Social Work
Student Profiles

Learn about the research interests, publications, and backgrounds of our doctoral students and recent graduates.


Doctoral students can explore diverse learning opportunities presented by other universities in Boston, which is known for its rich cultural environment and many world-renowned universities. Boston College belongs to a consortium of area schools that includes Boston University, Tufts University, Brandeis University, and MIT Women's Consortium. Doctoral students at Boston College can readily enroll in courses offered by doctoral programs at these consortium universities.

Sample course titles to enhance your multidisciplinary approach include:

Boston University

  • Biostatistics
  • Intro to Epidemiology
  • Logistic Regression and Survival Analysis
  • Strategic Planning and Communication for Health Program Development
  • Needs Assessments
  • Immigrant Family Health
  • Children at Risk

Tufts University

  • Resilience: Conceptual Issues, Empirical Research, Intervention, and Policy Implications
  • Personal and Social Development

Brandeis University

  • Approaches to Political and Organizational Analysis
  • Gender, Class and Race
  • Applied Structural Equations
  • Working with National Data Sets to Inform Policy Analysis and Recommendations
  • Gender and Globalization

MIT Women's Consortium

  • Gender and Poverty in the United States
  • Workshop for Dissertation Writers in Women's and Gender Studies
  • Gender, Race, and the Complexities of Science and Technology