Boston University School of Social Work

Online Learning

The online Master of Social Work (MSW) program from Boston University School of Social Work (BUSSW) allows individuals to earn an MSW degree while continuing to live and work in their communities. Dependent upon the track a student is pursuing, students will enroll in one or two field internships consisting of 1,000-1,200 total hours.

This part-time, online Master of Social Work program is ideal for individuals seeking to expand their knowledge and skills, advance professionally, and become eligible for professional licensure. The program offers majors in Clinical Social Work and Macro Social Work Practice, and the convenience of taking MSW courses in an online learning environment from an internationally recognized University with a reputation for academic excellence and leadership.

Students enrolled in the online MSW degree program from Boston University School of Social Work receive all the supports available to traditional School of Social Work students. Our online classes are small, with no more than 15 students per group. Faculty members interact with students using a user-friendly web based learning portal. Class content incorporates online lectures, simulations, videos, audio, interactive animations, discussion boards, and in some cases, scheduled live classroom sessions. Through the web interface, students submit regular assignments, including homework, projects and papers. The learning portal is also the gateway to lively discussion forums where students and professors communicate, exchange ideas, and attend seminars to discuss field internship experiences.

Faculty and support are never more than a phone call or email away, and each educator is committed to providing online students an educational experience that is second to none.

You can find out what kind of computer, modem, and software you’ll need by visiting our Technical Requirements page. Students will need a webcam, high-speed internet, a headset with a microphone, and an actual computer (not a tablet).

If you have any other questions about system requirements or online learning, please contact an admissions representative at 877-308-9945 or Request More Information.