24 months
37838 USD/year
37838 USD/year
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Clinical Social Work students at Boston University can choose to major in clinical practice (CP) to prepare to work directly with children, youth, and adults individually, in families, and in groups. Students develop competencies in engagement, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, evaluation, and prevention for a variety of emotional and behavioral problems.


Guiding principles for trauma-responsive antiracist clinical social work practice presume the worth and dignity of all people, a strengths perspective, the need for client confidentiality, and client empowerment and self-determination in decision-making. Students of the Clinical Social Work program from Boston University learn to practice with an understanding of social policy and macro systems and consider how these policies and systems impact clients and worker practices. 

Clinical internships provide opportunities for the application of classroom learning to individual, group, and family situations in the field. Additionally, internships promote reflective supervision that encourages students and supervisors to examine their positionality in the clinical relationship and overall thoughts and feelings that impact practice with clients.

Career outcomes

Clinical social workers are employed in a wide variety of fields that include but are not limited to mental health, child welfare and children’s services, home-based interventions, health clinics and hospitals, family service and substance-use treatment settings, school social work, services for older adults, and housing agencies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Clinical Practice with Individuals
  • Clinical Practice with Groups
  • Clinical Practice with Families
  • Advanced Group Work
  • Group Dynamics
  • Stress and Trauma in the Early Years: Interventions with Infants, Young Children, and Families

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


33 SCH

Foundation: 33 credits

Advanced: 32 credits

Online traditional track: 65 credits

Online advanced standing: 40–43 credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • $95 non-refundable application fee: Paid by credit card when submitting your application electronically
  • Personal statement: 3-4 pages, double-spaced – must be a minimum of 3 full pages
  • Current résumé or CV: no page limit
  • Three references: One reference is required from a faculty member or advisor if you are currently in school, and/or from a supervisor if you are working
  • Transcripts
  • Phone or Skype interview
  • Additional materials as required for Transfer Students, International, Dual Degree, Advanced Standing, or Human Service Experience track candidates

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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