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MSW Program: Applying

In order to apply to our MSW degree program, please complete and submit the following:

MSW Application

  • Two Personal Statements as specified in online application.
  • Two letters of reference - Recomendation Letter Guidlelines
  • Transcripts
    Please submit sealed copies of official transcript(s) of all previous colleges you have attended. Transcripts should be mailed to Yeshiva University, Wurzweiler Office of Admissions, 2495 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10033 or email to socialwork@yu.edu. .
  • Advanced Standing Program
    Submit final field work evaluation from your BSW program. In addition, one of your three letters of reference should be from the director of your BSW program or your faculty adviser addressing your readiness for advanced standing.
  • Transfer Student
    • Complete entire application process and provide the additional information
    • One reference letter from a current or former MSW program faculty adviser or field supervisor
    • Provide their final field work evaluation.
    • Transfer students from an accredited MSW program can receive a maximum of 12 credits at B or above
  • International Student
    • All transcripts and letters of recommendation must be translated by an accredited service.
    • Proof of financial support must be provided upon acceptance and intent to enroll. 
    • Visas and all other relevant documentation are the responsibility of the admitted party with assistance of the Office of International Students and Scholars. 
  • Application Fee

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS APPLYING FOR FIELD PLACEMENT IN ISRAEL (PDF)

 

PhD Program: Applying

An application to the PhD Program requires the following:

  • A Masters degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university.  Applicants with other related master’s degrees may be considered for admission, but will be required to complete specified coursework at the MSW level before admission.
  • At least two years of professional social work experience. This requirement may be waived, in exceptional circumstances, at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.
  • PhD Application - The application can be started and saved as many times as you need. Once you hit the submit button, however, the application can not be changed, added or updated. 
  • Three Personal Statements as specified in the online application.
  • Two letters of reference are required.  A third letter may be submitted to support your application. 
  • Personal Interview
  • MSW degree with a graduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher, based on a 4 point scale
  • GREs are not required, but scores may be submitted in support of your application.
    Transcripts: Submit sealed copies of official transcript(s) of all previous colleges you have attended. Transcripts should be mailed to Yeshiva University, Wurzweiler Office of Admissions, 2495 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10033 or email to socialwork@yu.edu. .
  • International Students
    • All transcripts and letters of recommendation must be translated by an accredited service.
    • Proof of financial support must be provided upon acceptance and intent to enroll. 
    • Visas and all other relevant documentation are the responsibility of the admitted party with assistance of the Office of International Students and Scholars. 

Applicants are advised to begin the application process in the fall semester prior to the year in which they wish to enroll. For the academic year, admission is on a rolling basis through May 29. Any applications received after the May 29 date may be considered for the following academic year.

  • Applicants are expected to have the capacity for advanced academic work and potential for scholarship, and are expected to possess advanced writing ability, analytic skill, and show evidence of research capability.
  • Application Fee: The $50 application fee may be submitted online by credit card. Please note that this fee is nonrefundable.

MSW/PhD Program: Applying

Applicants to the MSW/PhD program are assessed in a two-stage review process. There is no formal application, only supporting materials. Prior to the first stage, you must obtain written approval from your MSW advisor.

In the first stage, supporting materials undergo a full review. This includes (1) Two letters of recommendation, one from your advisor, and the second from another professor; (2) A writing sample (select a paper from one of your MSW classes). Students will then be notified via email as to whether they are invited to participate in the second round of the application process which involves an interview with the Director or Assistant Director of the program. 

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Jay Sweifach (jsweifac@yu.edu) or Dr. Matthew Cuellar (matthew.cuellar@yu.edu).

Application Tips
Here are a few easy steps to remember when applying to Wurzweiler:

  • Apply as early as possible
  • Review the criteria for admission prior to submitting the application
  • Provide an academic recommendation if possible (i.e., from someone who managed a setting or supervised the applicant in a human-service-related paid, volunteer, internship or research services environment)
  • Fully complete the work experience section
  • Answer all three (3) questions on the Personal Statement
  • Thoroughly proofread the Personal Statement, prior to submission
  • For financial assistance, complete and submit the FAFSA at the earliest date possible

You can contact the Wurzweiler Office of Admissions at 212.960.0810 or socialwork@yu.edu.

 
Visiting Wurzweiler
If you are a prospective student who would like to visit our campus, please call 212.960.0810 or email us.

Equal Opportunity
Yeshiva University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in admission and other facets of its educational programs and activities. The University encourages applications from qualified students of diverse backgrounds without regard to sex, religion, age, race, sexual preference, handicap, color, or national origin, within the meaning of applicable law.