Master of Social Work / Clinical
Boston University

Program Details

The Clinical major offered for this online master’s in Social Work allows graduates to become licensed in their state. Clinical social workers learn how to use their professional relationships to assist clients dealing with challenging life circumstances. This online MSW teaches social work skills, human behavior theories, and evidence-based practices

Applicants will choose one of three tracks: Traditional, which includes online courses, weekly live classroom sessions, and two field internships; Human Service Experience, which is open to students with previous degree related work experience; and Advanced Standing, which consists of fewer credit hours for students who completed a bachelor’s in Social Work from a CSWE accredited institution in the past six years.

Graduates can find work in:

  • Mental health centers
  • Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation facilities
  • Substance abuse treatment centers
  • Family and child services
  • Schools
  • Geriatric facilities

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Boston University is accredited by:

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Restricted States

US Territories