The Boston College School of Social Work (BCSSW) prepares social workers to improve vulnerable lives at home and around the world. We seek applicants from a variety of personal, educational, and professional backgrounds. Our admissions team guides prospective students through the application process, considering applicants’ experiences while assisting with questions and concerns. We value your lived experience, therefore no GRE is required to apply. 


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Meet the Admissions Team

Wherever you are in your graduate school search, we would love to connect with you. Call us at 617-552-4024 or email us at (MSW program) or (PhD program). 


Paula Coutinho, LICSW, MSW ’03

Associate Dean of Enrollment Management

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Corina Bourantas

Corina Bourantas

Assistant Director

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Sarah Lepsevich

Sarah Lepsevich

Admissions Assistant

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PhD Program

Debbie Hogan

Debbie Hogan

Assistant Director, Doctoral Program

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Tuition & Aid


BCSSW offers scholarships to 100% of accepted MSW students—with no additional application to complete


Tuition & fees per credit hour for the MSW program


PhD applicants are fully funded with a doctoral fellowship valued at more than $200,000 over the course of four years

How to Apply

Select a Program

Choose from the Master of Social Work program and PhD program. 

Prepare Your Materials

Review the application requirements and deadlines. Learn more about tuition and aid opportunities, including resources to support you as you seek financial aid and scholarships.

Complete Your Application

Get started today and fill out the BC application. The sooner you submit your application, the better chance you have at scholarship assistance.

Why BC School of Social Work?

We do more than talk about inclusion—programs like our Black Leadership Initiative and Latinx Leadership Initiative are redefining diversity education and expanding access to opportunities for historically marginalized groups. 

Students spend time in the field, working with real people. Our robust field placements—both locally and abroad—allow you to put your learning into practice, gain hands-on training, and form valuable relationships.

Our supportive and inclusive culture begins on our campus and extends to our alumni network, where more than 9,000 BCSSW grads continue to uplift one another after graduation, offering career guidance and networking opportunities. 


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