Established in 1957, the Wurzweiler School of Social Work offer a "methods-based" curriculum and concentrations in social/clinical casework, social group work and community social work/administration. Field placement agencies are selected for their diversity, quality of service to the community, opportunities for learning, expertise of supervisors and eagerness to collaborate with the school to create a challenging educational venture for our students.

Watch a short video about why Wurzweiler is exceptional, featuring the new Chair of the Wurzweiler Board of Overseers and social worker Froma Benerofe, LCSW.

Our students come from over 60 countries, including Israel, Canada, France, Japan, South America, Eastern Europe and Africa. Many are just like you—working people who have to balance the demands of school, work and family. Students find that our individual attention and flexible programming help them succeed.

Since our inception, more than 7,000 students have received master's degrees and more than 165 doctorates have been awarded.

Our alumni are therapists, managers, administrators, researchers, professors of social work, college deans and legislators. They are employed in every sector of social services, from neighborhood agencies to the federal government, and are committed to improving the lives of vulnerable populations throughout the world. We emphasize values and ethics, as well as respect for ethnicity, and recognize the importance of religious beliefs and spirituality.

If you know Wurzweiler is the school for you, apply now


Wurzweiler Accreditation Standard 4 Program Assessment

Yeshiva University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Wurzweiler School of Social Work is accredited through 2025 for the MSW program in social work by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education.

See the Council on Social Work Education's (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (PDF).

Nondiscrimination Statement

Yeshiva University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in admission and in all other facets of its educational programs and activities. In accordance with the requirements of the Commission on Accreditation and the Council on Social Work Education, which serves as the accrediting agency of schools of social work, and with human rights law applicable to schools, the Wurzweiler School of Social Work adheres to the following statement:

"All decisions with regards to students are based upon equitable and equally applied standards of excellence, and all programs involving students are administered without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sex, race, disabled, veteran or disabled veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or citizenship status as those terms are used in the law. In addition, this policy is designed to maintain an academic environment free of sexual harassment and intimidation."