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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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Accelerated

Advanced Standing Option
Complete in as little as 1 year (30 cr.) if you have a BSW or in as little as 2 years (60 cr.)
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Flexible

On-campus, Live Virtual Classroom, Online
Start in the fall or spring, or join a Summer MSW cohort
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Focused

Six Optional MSW Certificates
Gerontology, Child Welfare, Creative Arts and more
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Joint MSW with

CASAC
Two outstanding credentials at no additional cost
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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.

Choose your pathway to earning your MSW

 

Traditional or Advanced Standing: complete your MSW in in as little as one year (30 credits) if you earned your bachelor in social work from an accredited institution or take 60 credits throughout two or more years — part-time or full-time.

Three platforms: in-person at our Wilf Campus in uptown New York City, in real time through our Live Virtual Classroom, or at your own time with our asynchronous online program.

Three advanced practice methods: choose clinical for one-on-one work with individuals and families, group work, or community practice where you develop advanced skills for advocacy, policy and leadership within communities and organizations.

Seven areas of study: earn your CASAC credential while pursing your MSW at no additional cost or choose from one of our six optional MSW Program Certificates.

Field 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. More than 600 placement sites in the Greater New York Area, and throughout the U.S., Canada, and Israel assure you will gain the experience you seek.

The Wurzweiler Difference

Flexibility: three entry terms, part-time or full time, traditional and Advanced Standing, 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.

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.

Choose your pathway to earning your MSW

 

Traditional or Advanced Standing: complete your MSW in in as little as one year (30 credits) if you earned your bachelor in social work from an accredited institution or take 60 credits throughout two or more years — part-time or full-time.

Three platforms: in-person at our Wilf Campus in uptown New York City, in real time through our Live Virtual Classroom, or at your own time with our asynchronous online program.

Three advanced practice methods: choose clinical for one-on-one work with individuals and families, group work, or community practice where you develop advanced skills for advocacy, policy and leadership within communities and organizations.

Seven areas of study: earn your CASAC credential while pursing your MSW at no additional cost or choose from one of our six optional MSW Program Certificates.

Field 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. More than 600 placement sites in the Greater New York Area, and throughout the U.S., Canada, and Israel assure you will gain the experience you seek.

The Wurzweiler Difference

Flexibility: three entry terms, part-time or full time, traditional and Advanced Standing, 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.

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.

Choose your pathway to earning your MSW

 

Traditional or Advanced Standing: complete your MSW in in as little as one year (30 credits) if you earned your bachelor in social work from an accredited institution or take 60 credits throughout two or more years — part-time or full-time.

Three platforms: in-person at our Wilf Campus in uptown New York City, in real time through our Live Virtual Classroom, or at your own time with our asynchronous online program.

Three advanced practice methods: choose clinical for one-on-one work with individuals and families, group work, or community practice where you develop advanced skills for advocacy, policy and leadership within communities and organizations.

Seven areas of study: earn your CASAC credential while pursing your MSW at no additional cost or choose from one of our six optional MSW Program Certificates.

Field 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. More than 600 placement sites in the Greater New York Area, and throughout the U.S., Canada, and Israel assure you will gain the experience you seek.

Flexibility: three entry terms, part-time or full time, traditional and Advanced Standing, 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.

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 and ranked top 100 university

No GRE required in our simplified application process and you are automatically considered for scholarships

Full-time or part-time options for Advanced Standing or traditional students on campus in NYC or via our Live Virtual Classroom

Optional CASAC credentialing program as part of your MSW and six Program Certificates

Entry terms — apply for fall, spring, or choose one of our Summer MSW cohorts   

Three advanced practice methods — clinical work with individuals and families, group work or community practice where you build skills for advocacy, policy and leadership

Personal attention from faculty who are leaders in the field of social work

 

Due to COVID-19, spring 2021 classes will be offered through our Live Virtual Classroom.

Sign up for an upcoming MSW Information Session Webinar

December 15: Spring Application Deadline. Automatic consideration for institutional scholarships.

Admissions Requirements:

  • Complete the YU Application or SocialWorkCAS — select "Master of Social Work (MSW)" option for on-campus, Virtual Classroom or Summer MSW and "Master of Social Work (MSW) - online" for asynchronous online learning
  • 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

Book A Phone Appointment

Prospective Students

Due to COVID-19, spring 2021 classes will be offered through our Live Virtual Classroom.

Sign up for an upcoming MSW Information Session Webinar

December 15: Spring Application Deadline. Automatic consideration for institutional scholarships.

Admissions Requirements:

  • Complete the YU Application or SocialWorkCAS — select "Master of Social Work (MSW)" option for on-campus, Virtual Classroom or Summer MSW and "Master of Social Work (MSW) - online" for asynchronous online learning
  • 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

Book A Phone Appointment

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