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.
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.
Fields of Pratice
Afrocentric Social Work
Children, Youth & Families
Aging Populations & Gerontology
Leaders for Equity and Justice in the Workplace
Neuroscience & Social Work
Refugees & Immigrants
School Social Work
Dual Degree Programs
Combine your MSW with a JD, MBA, or MA in Theology & Ministry
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.
Sponsored by the Center for Social Innovation, the Interdisciplinary Certificate in Humanitarian Assistance (ICHA) is designed to ensure that our graduates and humanitarian partners have access to up-to-date knowledge on how best to respond to rapidly changing needs in the field. Developed in close partnership with international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) and building on the academic strengths of Boston College faculty and staff, ICHA is a curriculum of eight modules available in an online format.
This is a self-paced learning experience.
You will be able to stop and start the module at your convenience.
Migrants and Refugees in the Global Landscape
Basics of Refugee Determination
Community-based Mental Health and Psychosocial Support
Introduction to International Child Protection
Climate Change, Displacement and Human Rights
Gender Based Violence
Public Health in Emergencies
Education in Emergencies
Duration to complete each module: 4-6 hours approximately
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By the end of this certificate, you will be able to:
Strong partnerships, flexibility, proximity, and care are what makes our field experience program the best in the country.
The LLI develops leaders equipped to work with the Latinx community on sustainable solutions for complex problems.Learn More
This initiative supports, develops, and prepares MSW-level practitioners to address issues faced by the Black community.Learn More
This new certificate program (launched Fall 2021) prepares students to direct EJI programs at colleges, public agencies, and companies in the private sector.Learn More
BC's School of Social Work has its own library—the only one of its kind in New England.