Boston University School of Social Work

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If you’re ready to begin your journey toward a fulfilling career of meeting the challenges of society in the 21st century, we’re ready to help you get there. Start by filling out an online application today.

Application to the Online Master of Social Work (Online)

Please note that, to apply for our program, a conferred grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (B) is required for all undergraduate study. For applicants who have a GPA below a 3.0 and for applicants whose first language is not English, the criteria for admission also includes standardized test scores.

The personal statement is one of the supporting documents within the online application. Please see our personal statement guidelines for information on what to include in your statement.

Before you create your application account, please consider the professionalism of your email address.  We recommend an email address such as, as this address will be visible on your application and in all communications with our admissions team.  In addition, Boston University requests that professional etiquette be maintained throughout the application process and, should you enroll in our MSW program, during your experience as a student at BU.

Advanced Standing Applicants

Advanced Standing applicants must have a Bachelor of Social Work degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and have earned a minimum of a 3.0 (B) undergraduate academic average. The Bachelor of Social Work degree must have been received within six years of entry into the program. If a graduate of an undergraduate social work program, a copy of your final field evaluation from your senior year is required; if currently enrolled, a copy of your mid-year evaluation from your senior year is required. (The person who completes your field evaluation should not also submit a reference for you.)

Remember: if you have questions about how to fill out the application or any other step in the process, you can call us at 877-308-9945 to speak to an admissions representative.

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