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YU social work students at a Wurzweiler event

Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work, a leader in social work education, grants the MSW and PhD degrees in social work. Wurzweiler also offers:

  • Certificate programs in Jewish Communal Service, Gerontology, Child Welfare Practice, Jewish Philanthropy, and Social Work Practice With the Military
  • Joint MSW/JD program with YU’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Joint MSW/PhD program in social work through Wurzweiler
  • Joint MSW/MDiv program with Yale Divinity School

Additional program information follows below.

MSW & PhD Programs

The MSW program prepares students for advanced social work practice in casework/clinical settings, group work or community organization. To accommodate our students’ busy schedules, we offer several flexible plan choices, including day, evening and Sunday classes; extended three-plus year part time; summer block; and traditional two-year full-time programs.

The PhD program in social welfare is designed for the working social work professional. Its objective is to further the education of professionals for scholarly and creative leadership in social work practice, education, social policy, planning, research and administration.

Joint Programs

MSW/JD
Earn the MSW from Wurzweiler School of Social Work and the JD from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. A maximum of 16 credits may be taken during any semester in which a student is registered for any Cardozo course. This joint degree takes four years to complete.

MSW/MDiv
Offered in conjunction with Yale Divinity School, the MSW/MDiv program prepares students for service in occupations where social work and pastoral mission of the church intersect.

Social Work Field Placements and Job Opportunities

Wurzweiler offers international field placements, with more than 100 additional opportunities in the New York tristate area, as well as LMSW Exam prep courses. Our unique emphasis on values and ethics results in students working in many different types of fields, including health, mental health, family and children’s services, aging, schools, chemical dependence, veterans services and more. They are clinicians, case workers, policy makers, administrators, advocates, mediators, group facilitators and educators.