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Master of Social Work (MSW)

Earn your degree and take the first step in turning passion into purpose. Our MSW program will provide you with the skills and experience you need to launch your social work career and make an impact.

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60
Credits
Earn your MSW full-time in two years or part-time at your own pace.
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Costs

$1,050
Per credit
scholarships and financial aid are available
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Class Size

8-12
students:
Get personalized attention in small class settings
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Location

Uptown Campus:
Learn in the heart of NYC
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A leader in social work education since 1957, the Wurzweiler School of Social Work is consistently rated among the top MSW programs in the nation and attracts students from across the globe. We are devoted to the success of each and every one of those students and, ultimately, to the value of repairing the world.

At Wurzweiler you can develop skills in: School Social Work, Trauma Therapy, Creative Arts & Healing, Gerontology & Palliative Care; or Professional Practice in the Jewish Community.


Wurzweiler offers training in Advanced Clinical Practice with Individuals & Families, Group Work, & Community Practice. Direct field supervision is provided for each student in field work. Small classes and individualized advisement are standard. An on-site writing center, peer mentoring, and licensing exam preparation are included in our program. Current topics and special seminars are addressed regularly at our lunch-and-learn forums.

The Wurzweiler Difference

Flexibility: Begin your studies in the fall, spring or summer semester. Choose full-time or part-time. Offerings include Traditional and Advanced Standing MSW programs, programs for working professionals, MSW/PhD, MSW/JD, MSW/Clergy and PhD programs.

Individualized: You will be assigned a faculty advisor to guide you through academic studies, mentor your career growth, oversee and assess your field experience, and help build your professional confidence.

Personal Attention: Classes are intimate and encourage close interaction with faculty, guest lecturers and peers. An on site writing center for Wurzweiler students is available at no additional cost.

Client Work: Building skills for repairing the world one person at a time and supporting caring families, groups, and communities where everyone thrives is central to the field work experience.

Ethics: Founded on a profound respect for individual beliefs and Jewish social philosophy, Wurzweiler fosters tolerance and trains you to support the spiritual and emotional needs of clients.

World-Renowned Educational Experience: Students and faculty come from around the globe and all walks of life, enriching your learning experience. Field placements are available across the US, in Canada, Israel and other countries.

Full Program Breakdown

A leader in social work education since 1957, the Wurzweiler School of Social Work is consistently rated among the top MSW programs in the nation and attracts students from across the globe. We are devoted to the success of each and every one of those students and, ultimately, to the value of repairing the world.

At Wurzweiler you can develop skills in: School Social Work, Trauma Therapy, Creative Arts & Healing, Gerontology & Palliative Care; or Professional Practice in the Jewish Community.


Wurzweiler offers training in Advanced Clinical Practice with Individuals & Families, Group Work, & Community Practice. Direct field supervision is provided for each student in field work. Small classes and individualized advisement are standard. An on-site writing center, peer mentoring, and licensing exam preparation are included in our program. Current topics and special seminars are addressed regularly at our lunch-and-learn forums.

The Wurzweiler Difference

Flexibility: Begin your studies in the fall, spring or summer semester. Choose full-time or part-time. Offerings include Traditional and Advanced Standing MSW programs, programs for working professionals, MSW/PhD, MSW/JD, MSW/Clergy and PhD programs.

Individualized: You will be assigned a faculty advisor to guide you through academic studies, mentor your career growth, oversee and assess your field experience, and help build your professional confidence.

Personal Attention: Classes are intimate and encourage close interaction with faculty, guest lecturers and peers. An on site writing center for Wurzweiler students is available at no additional cost.

Client Work: Building skills for repairing the world one person at a time and supporting caring families, groups, and communities where everyone thrives is central to the field work experience.

Ethics: Founded on a profound respect for individual beliefs and Jewish social philosophy, Wurzweiler fosters tolerance and trains you to support the spiritual and emotional needs of clients.

World-Renowned Educational Experience: Students and faculty come from around the globe and all walks of life, enriching your learning experience. Field placements are available across the US, in Canada, Israel and other countries.

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A leader in social work education since 1957, the Wurzweiler School of Social Work is consistently rated among the top MSW programs in the nation and attracts students from across the globe. We are devoted to the success of each and every one of those students and, ultimately, to the value of repairing the world.

At Wurzweiler you can develop skills in: School Social Work, Trauma Therapy, Creative Arts & Healing, Gerontology & Palliative Care; or Professional Practice in the Jewish Community.


Wurzweiler offers training in Advanced Clinical Practice with Individuals & Families, Group Work, & Community Practice. Direct field supervision is provided for each student in field work. Small classes and individualized advisement are standard. An on-site writing center, peer mentoring, and licensing exam preparation are included in our program. Current topics and special seminars are addressed regularly at our lunch-and-learn forums.

Flexibility: Begin your studies in the fall, spring or summer semester. Choose full-time or part-time. Offerings include Traditional and Advanced Standing MSW programs, programs for working professionals, MSW/PhD, MSW/JD, MSW/Clergy and PhD programs.

Individualized: You will be assigned a faculty advisor to guide you through academic studies, mentor your career growth, oversee and assess your field experience, and help build your professional confidence.

Personal Attention: Classes are intimate and encourage close interaction with faculty, guest lecturers and peers. An on site writing center for Wurzweiler students is available at no additional cost.

Client Work: Building skills for repairing the world one person at a time and supporting caring families, groups, and communities where everyone thrives is central to the field work experience.

Ethics: Founded on a profound respect for individual beliefs and Jewish social philosophy, Wurzweiler fosters tolerance and trains you to support the spiritual and emotional needs of clients.

World-Renowned Educational Experience: Students and faculty come from around the globe and all walks of life, enriching your learning experience. Field placements are available across the US, in Canada, Israel and other countries.

Turn Your Passion Into a Career

Our alumni are clinicians, agency directors and managers, researchers, social work professors, administrators, 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.

At a Glance

Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education

No GRE required

Study full or part-time

Begin classes in fall, spring, or summer

Learn from leaders in the field of social work

Graduate with an MSW from a top 100 university

Join us virtually at one of our upcoming information sessions.

Due to COVID-19, fall 2020 classes will be offered through a virtual classroom.

Admissions Requirements:

  • 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)
  • Provide one letter of recommendation from an academic or professional reference. Advanced Standing Applicants: Should be from program director or academic advisor from your BSW/BA Social Work program
  • Submit your unofficial transcripts for all course credits throughout your education. Advanced Standing Applicants: Your bachelor's degree (conferred or pending) must be a bachelor's in social work from a CSWE accredited school
  • International applicants: submit a course-by-course evaluation from a NACES member-approved organization and TOEFL (90 or above) or IELTS (7.0 or above) test scores.

 

Program Plans: All Semester Road Maps

Contact:
Sofia Ludwig
Graduate Advisor
Yeshiva University
205 Lexington Avenue, 6th Floor New York, NY 10016
646-592-4711
sofia.ludwig@yu.edu

Prospective Students

Join us virtually at one of our upcoming information sessions.

Due to COVID-19, fall 2020 classes will be offered through a virtual classroom.

Admissions Requirements:

  • 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)
  • Provide one letter of recommendation from an academic or professional reference. Advanced Standing Applicants: Should be from program director or academic advisor from your BSW/BA Social Work program
  • Submit your unofficial transcripts for all course credits throughout your education. Advanced Standing Applicants: Your bachelor's degree (conferred or pending) must be a bachelor's in social work from a CSWE accredited school
  • International applicants: submit a course-by-course evaluation from a NACES member-approved organization and TOEFL (90 or above) or IELTS (7.0 or above) test scores.

 

Program Plans: All Semester Road Maps

Contact:
Sofia Ludwig
Graduate Advisor
Yeshiva University
205 Lexington Avenue, 6th Floor New York, NY 10016
646-592-4711
sofia.ludwig@yu.edu

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