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Admissions

WURZWEILER SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK

Your guide to WSSW admissions requirements, resources, and points of contact.

We know you are eager to start making the world a better place. To make it easier, we've outlined the application requirements for each program at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work in the sections below. 

Application Process:

Program Options Include: Live Virtual Classroom |  Master of Social Work Traditional Face-To-Face |  Summer MSW  

► Complete the YU Application or SocialWorkCAS 

► Write a personal statement on the life experiences that led you to choose the social work profession (500 words maximum) 

► Provide one letter of recommendation from an academic or professional reference. Advanced Standing Applicants, your professional reference should be from your program director or an academic advisor from your BSW  

►(Optional): If you wish to provide additional information to the admissions committee, please upload as a PDF under the "Additional Information" section of "Supplemental Items & Documents" once you have submitted your application. Topics can include: addressing academic discrepancies, additional qualifications/accomplishments highlighting your candidacy, etc. 

► Please submit transcripts from any college or university where you have earned 9 or more credits. Advanced Standing Applicants: your bachelor's degree (conferred or pending) must be a bachelor's in social work from a CSWE accredited school 

► International Students: If you have earned your degree outside of the U.S. or English-speaking Canada, we will require a NACES approved evaluation. If you have completed your degree outside of an English-speaking institution, we will require TOEFL (90 or above) or IELTS (7.0 or above) test scores.  

*If an interview is requested for your application, you will be notified by admissions via your application email. 

PhD in Social Work 

► Complete the YU Application 

► An interview component- the PhD staff will schedule this piece with you. 

►  Provide two letters of recommendation 

► Attach your current resume 

►  Submit an academic writing sample 

►  Please submit transcripts from any college or university where you have earned 9 or more credits. You can submit an unofficial transcript with your application and submit your official transcript upon acceptance. 

►  Write two personal statements (500-1000 words each):

1. Describe the academic and professional experiences that have led to your decision to pursue a PhD in Social Work. 

2. What are your research interests and professional aspirations, and how will the PhD help you to achieve your goals?

 

 Master of Arts in Early Childhood in Special Education

►  Completed YU Application 

► Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from an accredited university or college with distributions in liberal arts as per NY State Office of higher education 

► Certification in Early Childhood or Childhood Education (a plan for pre-requisite work if not complete) 

► A personal statement of 3–5 pages double spaced detailing professional goals and any experiences or interest relating to working with children who function below grade 2 or who have disabilities 

► Two letters of recommendation 

► Overall GPA of 3.0 

► GRE scores (code 2636). Find the testing center near you or take it from the comfort of your home.  

► Please submit transcripts from any college or university where you have earned 9 or more credits. Advanced Standing Applicants: your bachelor's degree (conferred or pending) must be a bachelor's in social work from a CSWE accredited school 

► International Students: If you have earned your degree outside of the U.S. or English-speaking Canada, we will require a NACES approved evaluation. If you have completed your degree outside of an English-speaking institution, we will require TOEFL (90 or above) or IELTS (7.0 or above) test scores.  

► An in-person interview or on-line interview may be requested 

 

Master of Arts in Childhood in Special Education

►  Completed YU Application 

► Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from an accredited university or college with distributions in liberal arts as per NY State Office of higher education 

► Certification in Early Childhood or Childhood Education (a plan for pre-requisite work if not complete) 

► A personal statement of 3–5 pages double spaced detailing professional goals and any experiences or interest relating to working with children who function below grade 2 or who have disabilities 

► Two letters of recommendation 

► Overall GPA of 3.0 

► GRE scores (code 2636). Find the testing center near you or take it from the comfort of your home.  

► Please submit transcripts from any college or university where you have earned 9 or more credits. Advanced Standing Applicants: your bachelor's degree (conferred or pending) must be a bachelor's in social work from a CSWE accredited school 

► International Students: If you have earned your degree outside of the U.S. or English-speaking Canada, we will require a NACES approved evaluation. If you have completed your degree outside of an English-speaking institution, we will require TOEFL (90 or above) or IELTS (7.0 or above) test scores.  

► An in-person interview or on-line interview may be requested 

Application Deadlines:

Term

Program 

Application Deadline

Summer 2021 (June or July)

 

 MSW Block Program 

May 15th 

Fall 2021 (September)

 

 MSW

May 15th 

 

Student Testimonals 

Nadine Evans

“My particular area of interest are individuals and families. I currently work in child protection and there are repeated cases of child abuse and neglect and intergenerational trauma. Now that I am pursuing my MSW, I understand how so much of our behavior is shaped by our environment.”

 - Nadine Evans, MSW student 

Monica Mandell

“The program has helped me to conceptualize the practice I have been doing for the past 20 years. I am now expanding my ideological understanding, exposing myself to new perspectives and learning how to resolve moral conflicts." 

- Monica Mandell, PhD in Social Work student 

Full Program Breakdown

Student Testimonals 

Nadine Evans

“My particular area of interest are individuals and families. I currently work in child protection and there are repeated cases of child abuse and neglect and intergenerational trauma. Now that I am pursuing my MSW, I understand how so much of our behavior is shaped by our environment.”

 - Nadine Evans, MSW student 

Monica Mandell

“The program has helped me to conceptualize the practice I have been doing for the past 20 years. I am now expanding my ideological understanding, exposing myself to new perspectives and learning how to resolve moral conflicts." 

- Monica Mandell, PhD in Social Work student 

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Student Testimonals 

Nadine Evans

“My particular area of interest are individuals and families. I currently work in child protection and there are repeated cases of child abuse and neglect and intergenerational trauma. Now that I am pursuing my MSW, I understand how so much of our behavior is shaped by our environment.”

 - Nadine Evans, MSW student 

Monica Mandell

“The program has helped me to conceptualize the practice I have been doing for the past 20 years. I am now expanding my ideological understanding, exposing myself to new perspectives and learning how to resolve moral conflicts." 

- Monica Mandell, PhD in Social Work student 

Turn Your Passion Into A Career

Our instructors and academic staff are committed to fostering an inclusive community of learning, engagement, and networking. Graduates of our programs find themselves in careers across schools, non-profits, hospitals, community organizations, private practive, and much more.  

 

At a Glance

Small, personalized classes providing concepts for putting theory into practice. 

Faculty who are experts in their field and academic staff who offer guidance. 

Flexibility in format from full-time to part-time and convenient class times throughout the week and Sundays.

Info Session Webinars

 

MSW - Register Here

  • April 28 at 5 pm (Eastern Time)

 

MA SPED - Register Here

  • April 27 at 5 pm (Eastern Time)

 

Grad Fair Webinars

 

View Where We'll Be on the "Virtual Road"

 

Admissions Contacts

 

Prospective Students

Sofia Ludwig
Graduate Advisor
E: sofia.ludwig@yu.edu
P: 646-592-4711
Book a Phone Appointment

 

Started Applicants

Sophia Cruz 
Assistant Director 
E: sophia.cruz@yu.edu
P: 646-592-4711
Book a Phone Appointment

 

Admitted Applicants

Kristina Onishchuk
Director of Admissions & Recruitment 
E: kristina.onishchuk@yu.edu
P: 646-592-4711
Book a Phone Appointment

 

 

 

 

 

Events

Info Session Webinars

 

MSW - Register Here

  • April 28 at 5 pm (Eastern Time)

 

MA SPED - Register Here

  • April 27 at 5 pm (Eastern Time)

 

Grad Fair Webinars

 

View Where We'll Be on the "Virtual Road"

 

Contact Us

Admissions Contacts

 

Prospective Students

Sofia Ludwig
Graduate Advisor
E: sofia.ludwig@yu.edu
P: 646-592-4711
Book a Phone Appointment

 

Started Applicants

Sophia Cruz 
Assistant Director 
E: sophia.cruz@yu.edu
P: 646-592-4711
Book a Phone Appointment

 

Admitted Applicants

Kristina Onishchuk
Director of Admissions & Recruitment 
E: kristina.onishchuk@yu.edu
P: 646-592-4711
Book a Phone Appointment

 

 

 

 

 

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