Grounded in real-world practice, our programs prepare you to empower vulnerable communities, change the lives of individuals with mental illness, and conduct research that enhances our understanding of global challenges.

Academic Programs

Choose a specialized practice


In clinical social work you relieve individual suffering for people with mental, emotional, or behavioral challenges.



In macro social work you focus on changing the external environment to alleviate suffering.

Choose a field of practice

Fields of Pratice

Afrocentric Social Work
Children, Youth & Families
Global Practice
Latinx Communities
Mental Health

Customize your learning experience 

Optional Certificates

Advanced Research 
Aging Populations & Gerontology
Black Leadership
Child Welfare 
Latinx Leadership 
Leaders for Equity and Justice in the Workplace 
Neuroscience & Social Work 
Refugees & Immigrants 
School Social Work   

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Dual Degree Programs

Combine your MSW with a JD, MBA, or MA in Theology & Ministry

Dual Degrees


At a Glance

Designed as a 4-year program

You'll spend two years gaining research skills, 
then two years conducting independent scholarly research.

Individualized Support

Work alongside a faculty mentor
who shares similar research interests



Five Areas of Focus

Research Focus
Communication & Presentation Skills

BC School of Social Work, in collaboration with Continuing Education, offers a series of workshops three times a year—in spring, summer, and fall—for new and experienced social workers looking to earn CEUs to maintain their license.

Field Education

Learn from a mentor, practice autonomously.

Strong partnerships, flexibility, proximity, and care are what makes our field experience program the best in the country.

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Groundbreaking Approaches to Equity 

Latinx Leadership Initiative

The LLI develops leaders equipped to work with the Latinx community on sustainable solutions for complex problems.

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Black Leadership Initiative

This initiative supports, develops, and prepares MSW-level practitioners to address issues faced by the Black community.

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Leaders for Equity and Justice in the Workplace

This new certificate program (launched Fall 2021) prepares students to direct EJI programs at colleges, public agencies, and companies in the private sector.

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By the Numbers


Faculty-student ratio


Master's students


PhD students

Social Work Library

Did you know?

BC's School of Social Work has its own library—the only one of its kind in New England. 

School of Social Work Library