Boston College

School of Social Work

Social Work


140 Commonwealth Avenue

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

Boston College School of Social Work offers three professional degrees: Masters of Social Work, Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work, Doctor of Philosophy in Social Welfare, and several dual degrees.

Boston College’s Masters of Social Work program is available in a two-year or three-or-four-year format. The Masters of Social Work program offers students the option of four field-of-practice concentrations areas: Older Adults and Families; Children, Youth and Families; Health/Mental Health; and Global Practice. Along with their concentration areas, students select either Clinical or Macro practice. The Clinical Program intervention method prepares students for a broad range of careers and focuses on direct service to those in need. The Macro: Social Innovation + Leadership Program focuses on training future leaders of the public and social service sectors in the development of new ideas and directions for solving social problems, both creatively and effectively. Boston College School of Social Work offers a Certificates Program within the MSW Program that gives students the opportunity to engage in concentrated study in subject-specific areas of social work practice and expertise, allowing for enhanced skill sets and practice options. Eight certificate options are offered on a space available basis for incoming students starting in Fall 2014 in the areas of Child Welfare; Latino Leadership; Neuroscience & Social Work; Policy & Community Organizing; Refugees & Immigrants; School Social Work; Trauma; and Veterans & Military Families. Certificate course offerings are subject to change each semester. MSW students have the option to take classes at Boston College’s campuses in Chestnut Hill and Worcester, MA.


Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Facts & Figures

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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