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Joint MSW/CASAC Program

Two outstanding credentials. One program. No additional cost.

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60
Credits ─complete in 2 or more years
$1,105 per credit. Scholarship & financial aid available
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30+
Students
qualified for both the LMSW and CASAC-T license/credential combination in the past two years
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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 only graduate school of social work in NY State with three full elective courses in Addictions jointly approved as both MSW and CASAC education.
 

Four full-time Ph.D. faculty who specialize in addiction.
 

Graduated 32 students qualified for both the LMSW and CASAC-T license/credential combination in the past two years.

 

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 only graduate school of social work in NY State with three full elective courses in Addictions jointly approved as both MSW and CASAC education.
 

Four full-time Ph.D. faculty who specialize in addiction.
 

Graduated 32 students qualified for both the LMSW and CASAC-T license/credential combination in the past two years.

 

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Admissions Requirements:

Explore our admissions requirements, upcoming deadlines, and admissions points of contact. 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 I and II (6013/6014 or 6023/6024)

For more information and to learn if MSW/CASAC is the right track for you, book an appointment with Dr. Conley or contact him at timothy.conley@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

Sign up for an upcoming
MSW Information Session Webinar


Frequently Asked Questions

Admissions Requirements:

Explore our admissions requirements, upcoming deadlines, and admissions points of contact. 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 I and II (6013/6014 or 6023/6024)

For more information and to learn if MSW/CASAC is the right track for you, book an appointment with Dr. Conley or contact him at timothy.conley@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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