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School of Social Work

Boston University
Boston, MA

About

Details at a Glance

  • School Type

    gradPrivate
  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle$95
  • Average In-State Tuition

    grad-in-state$37,096
  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

    grad-out-state$37,096
  • Financial Aid Available

    checkbox-altYes

Degrees Offered

MSW
PhD
MSW/MPH
MSW/EdM
MSW/MTH and MSW/MDiv

Our Program

Three platforms of learning--on campus, off campus, and online in full-time and part-time formats, all emphasizing a commitment to social justice.

With roots dating back to 1918, Boston University School of Social Work has over 100 years of social work education history, a dynamic faculty leading innovative research on pressing social justice issues, and a student body engaged in programs across five campuses and online.

Ranked #10 by U.S. News & World Report out of 262 graduate social work schools (2020), BU School of Social Work prepares and develops highly trained, flexible professional social workers to address the needs and potentials of individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. Emphasizing an integrated program of study, BU School of Social Work teaches the engagement of individual and community strengths to promote the understanding, treatment, and prevention of individual and social problems.

Learn more about our Master of Social Work programs or the PhD program and connect with the admissions team.

Admissions

  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle$95

Requirements

  • checkbox-altCertified Academic Transcripts
  • checkbox-altPersonal Statement
  • checkbox-alt3 Letters of Recommendation
  • checkbox-altResume

Additional Requirements

The TOEFL or IELTS examination is required for international applicants.

Application Deadline

On-Campus Program (Boston): January and February application deadlines for fall semester

Off -Campus Program (Fall River, Bedford, Cape Cod, and Worcester): December, March, and June application deadlines for fall semester

Online Program: Has three entry terms in the fall, spring, and summer (two application deadlines each cycle)

View all our application deadlines here: http://www.bu.edu/ssw/admissions/msw/applying/

Student Body

  • Total Students

    pound930 Students
  • Female

    female90% Female
  • Male

    male10% Male

Inclusion

  • checkbox-altDedicated Diversity Office
  • checkbox-altEquity and Inclusion Committee in the School

Clubs & Associations

BU School of Social Work Student Union

Tuition & Financial Aid

  • Average In-State Tuition

    grad-in-state$37,096
  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

    grad-out-state$37,096
  • Financial Aid Available

    checkbox-altYes
  • Average Financial Aid Offer

    grad-aid$17,000

Additional Information

  • checkbox-altWork-study Programs Available
  • checkbox-altApplication Fee Waivers Available
  • checkbox-altPart Time (Boston): $1,159/credit; Part Time (Off Campus): $768/credit; Online: $910/credit

Location & Contact

Website & Other Links