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Joint MSW/CASAC Program

Two outstanding credentials. One program. No additional cost.

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Credits

60
Credits
Earn your MSW in 2 years if you study full-time
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Costs

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

8-12
students
Virtual Classes
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Location

NYC
Virtual Classes
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The Wurzweiler School of Social Work is offering a joint MSW/CASAC program designed to meet the current epidemic of opioid and other substance dependence.

Through this program, you will understand people with addictive disorders and help them work through the challenge of healing and recovering.

Substance use disorders pose unique dilemmas for social workers to use specialized training.  The world is suffering and needs your passion and applied professional knowledge.

Take advantage of this dual program to earn both your MSW (leading to the LCSW) and also become a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor.

The Joint MSW/CASAC Difference

In-Demand Field: There is a critical workforce shortage of qualified professionals in the field of addictions; the need is particularly critical in minority and urban populations.

U.S Labor Statistics predict a 22 percent increase in jobs for addiction specialists. Dually credentialed professionals are highly sought after and valued members of the practice community.

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.

Small Class Size: Classes cap at and are usually less, professors keep office hours to collaborate. An on-site and online writing center for Wurzweiler students is available.

Ethics: Wurzweiler fosters tolerance and trains you to support the spiritual and emotional needs of clients. NASW and CASAC ethics are forefront.

Field Placement: Placements are arranged across the US, in Canada, Israel and other countries.

Full Program Breakdown

The Wurzweiler School of Social Work is offering a joint MSW/CASAC program designed to meet the current epidemic of opioid and other substance dependence.

Through this program, you will understand people with addictive disorders and help them work through the challenge of healing and recovering.

Substance use disorders pose unique dilemmas for social workers to use specialized training.  The world is suffering and needs your passion and applied professional knowledge.

Take advantage of this dual program to earn both your MSW (leading to the LCSW) and also become a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor.

The Joint MSW/CASAC Difference

In-Demand Field: There is a critical workforce shortage of qualified professionals in the field of addictions; the need is particularly critical in minority and urban populations.

U.S Labor Statistics predict a 22 percent increase in jobs for addiction specialists. Dually credentialed professionals are highly sought after and valued members of the practice community.

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.

Small Class Size: Classes cap at and are usually less, professors keep office hours to collaborate. An on-site and online writing center for Wurzweiler students is available.

Ethics: Wurzweiler fosters tolerance and trains you to support the spiritual and emotional needs of clients. NASW and CASAC ethics are forefront.

Field Placement: Placements are arranged across the US, in Canada, Israel and other countries.

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The Wurzweiler School of Social Work is offering a joint MSW/CASAC program designed to meet the current epidemic of opioid and other substance dependence.

Through this program, you will understand people with addictive disorders and help them work through the challenge of healing and recovering.

Substance use disorders pose unique dilemmas for social workers to use specialized training.  The world is suffering and needs your passion and applied professional knowledge.

Take advantage of this dual program to earn both your MSW (leading to the LCSW) and also become a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor.

The Joint MSW/CASAC Difference

In-Demand Field: There is a critical workforce shortage of qualified professionals in the field of addictions; the need is particularly critical in minority and urban populations.

U.S Labor Statistics predict a 22 percent increase in jobs for addiction specialists. Dually credentialed professionals are highly sought after and valued members of the practice community.

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.

Small Class Size: Classes cap at and are usually less, professors keep office hours to collaborate. An on-site and online writing center for Wurzweiler students is available.

Ethics: Wurzweiler fosters tolerance and trains you to support the spiritual and emotional needs of clients. NASW and CASAC ethics are forefront.

Field Placement: Placements are arranged 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.

Program Director

Timothy B. Conley, PhD, LCSW, CAS
Dr. Conley has been a Certified Addiction Specialist (CAS) with the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders since 1996. He is currently an Associate Clinical Professor at Wurzweiler School of Social Work and continues to oversee all addictions course content, teach, and collaborate.

Learn more about Dr. Conley
Learn more about Wurzweiler faculty

Join us virtually at one of our upcoming information sessions.

Admissions Requirements:

Learn more about our MSW and admissions requirements. Complete the YU Application

As a Joint MSW/CASAC student, you will take these courses:

  • SWK with Addictions I (6691)
  • SWK with Addictions II (6791)
  • SWK with Addictions III (6891)
  • Psycho-social Pathology (SWK 6111)
  • Advanced Practice with Groups I (6023)
  • Advanced Practice with Groups II (6024)

For more information and to learn if MSW/CASAC is the right track for you, contact

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

In order to qualify for the CASAC, current students need to take field placements with Substance Use Disordered clients and the following courses:

  • SWK with Addictions I (6691)
  • SWK with Addictions II (6791)
  • SWK with Addictions III (6891)
  • Psycho-social Pathology (SWK 6111)
  • Advanced Practice with Groups I (6023)
  • Advanced Practice with Groups II (6024).
Prospective Students

Join us virtually at one of our upcoming information sessions.

Admissions Requirements:

Learn more about our MSW and admissions requirements. Complete the YU Application

As a Joint MSW/CASAC student, you will take these courses:

  • SWK with Addictions I (6691)
  • SWK with Addictions II (6791)
  • SWK with Addictions III (6891)
  • Psycho-social Pathology (SWK 6111)
  • Advanced Practice with Groups I (6023)
  • Advanced Practice with Groups II (6024)

For more information and to learn if MSW/CASAC is the right track for you, contact

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

Current Students

In order to qualify for the CASAC, current students need to take field placements with Substance Use Disordered clients and the following courses:

  • SWK with Addictions I (6691)
  • SWK with Addictions II (6791)
  • SWK with Addictions III (6891)
  • Psycho-social Pathology (SWK 6111)
  • Advanced Practice with Groups I (6023)
  • Advanced Practice with Groups II (6024).
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