Boston College Reviews of Master's in Social Work

  • 8 Reviews
  • Chestnut Hill (MA)
  • Annual Tuition: $34,028
100% of 8 students said this degree improved their career prospects
88% of 8 students said they would recommend this program to others
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  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Excellent school, great teachers and overall academic experience."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Boston College has a beautiful campus and a fantastic social work program. The professors are incredibly knowledgeable and are active social workers in the community that constantly integrate real life examples."
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Over priced. Mostly taught by doctorate students. Would have preferred more real life experience and down to earth teachers who weren't just teachers but practices."
Vivian Pham
  • Reviewed: 12/15/2014
  • Degree: Social Work
"Going to BC for my MSW is the best decision I've made thus far. The experience as a whole, the faculty, coursework, and opportunities, have proven to be while worth the move to Boston."
Nina Banozic
  • Reviewed: 1/9/2014
  • Degree: Social Work
"Pros -The faculty is experienced and incredibly knowledgable about the field. They are so supportive! -Field Placement works very hard to find an internship that is a good match for you -Boston College has a strong Alumni Network -There are many interesting classes to choose from, courses abroad, two or three year programs--lots of flexibility Cons -No one likes public transportation but it's cheaper than buying a car! -Rent in the Boston area is pretty expensive -Some technology is outdated, such as course registration and no electronic links for references"
Kaitlin Porter
  • Reviewed: 12/28/2013
  • Degree: Social Work
"There are several pros of the master of social work program at Boston College. It is a well developed program that takes advantage of the diverse educational backgrounds of students while preparing them to be quality social workers. The professors seem to overall be excellent at conveying the material to the student population as well having professional advice to give. The holistic approach of academics and field education lead to a greater understanding of the material. In particular for me, the graduate school of social work maintains a focus on the global context and an emphasis on cultural competency as a social worker. The main con for this graduate program is the cost. It is a great education with a huge price tag that can be hard to rectify when going into social services field."
Tricia Santoro
  • Reviewed: 11/10/2013
  • Degree: Social Work
"I have had a great first year experience at Boston College. I was recently diagnosed with an auto-immune disease; the faculty and advisers have been nothing but supportive and helpful in my journey to wellness. The workload, while intense, is informative, relevant and extremely interesting. I love the interactive experience I have with professors and other students, and have learned a great deal about social work practice as well as myself. I have nothing bad to say about the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. I am, however, struggling financially to pay for my undergraduate student loans as well as the impending graduate student loans I will have upon graduation in the Spring of 2015. I have worked very hard and would be truly grateful to receive any form of financial assistance."
Julia Schechter
  • Reviewed: 7/15/2013
  • Degree: Social Work
"I feel that the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work is an incredible track that very well prepares their students to become forward-thinking and well rounded social workers. This program, along with my work experience, has helped me obtain an extremely competitive internship working in domestic violence and sexual assault. The quality of education that I am receiving at Boston College is absolutely superb and feel extremely fortunate to be part of such an amazing learning institution. The one negative aspect of the graduate program is that classes fill up very quickly due to the archaic class registration system."