School of Social Work adds online MSW program

The Boston University School of Social Work has launched a new online Master of Social Work (MSW) program in Clinical Social Work Practice. Taught by the School’s nationally recognized faculty, the online program will initially enroll human service professionals with a minimum of two years of supervised experience.

The part-time program, which can be completed in eight consecutive semesters, consists of taking courses online, participating in a single, extended field internship within the student’s geographic area, and attending a one-time, four-day residency component on the BU campus.

“This program is an excellent addition to the fine programs we offer at the School of Social Work,” said Gail Steketee, Dean of the School of Social Work.  “It continues the School’s commitment to educate outstanding social work practitioners in the community and for the community.”

The program focuses on clinical practice with individuals, families, and groups, with an integrated curriculum that emphasizes ethical practice, and social and economic justice. Courses are delivered with both asynchronous and synchronous (real-time) components, with each course lasting seven weeks. The 65-credit program allows individuals to earn an MSW degree while continuing to live and work in their own communities.

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