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MSW Practice Specializations

Build expertise and earn a certificate for focusing your MSW studies in a specific area of social work.

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Location

Wilf
Campus
Attend classes face-to-face on our NYC campus
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Costs

$1,050
Per credit
Scholarships and financial aid are available
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Accepted MSW students have the opportunity to concentrate their studies and field work in a specific area of social work. Discover your passion and earn a Wurzweiler School of Social work certificate for specialization upon graduation.

Practice Specializations for MSW Students

Joint MSW/CASAC: For students passionate about understanding people with addictive disorders and helping them work through the challenge of healing and recovering. Earn both your MSW (leading to the LCSW) and also become a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor.
Type of Placements: addiction clinics, rehabilitation centers, mental health centers, hospitals, psychiatry practices

Gerontology & Palliative Care: For students passionate about enhancing life for the elderly or those with life-threatening illnesses. Learn more about the field and our specialization program.
Type of Placements: Hospice, hospital, long-term care facility, community agency primarily focusing on the service needs and/or clinical issues of individuals (of any age) and families facing advanced, serious illnes

Child Welfare Practice: For students who are interested in child-protection services, child abuse prevention, adoption and foster care services. 
Type of Placements: Administration for Children Services, foster care agencies, adoption services, correctional facilities

School Social Work Practice: For students who would like to focus on working in educational settings. 
Type of Placements: Schools and school-based programs

Creative Arts and Healing: Geared towards students who would like to incorporate the arts in direct clinical practice.  
Type of Placements: Schools, hospitals, mental health clinics, substance abuse treatment facilities, care homes, rehabilitation, hospice work 

Trauma Informed Practice: For students interested in direct clinical practice with clients who have been impacted by various types of trauma. 
Type of Placements: Military services, mental health clinics, substance abuse treatment facilities, rehabilitation, hospitals, schools

Social Work Practice with the Military: Designed for students who would like to work with military personnel, military families, and veterans. 
Type of Placements: Military bases, Veterans Administration (VA) services, VA hospitals, mental health clinics, substance abuse treatment facilities, rehabilitation, and care homes

Full Program Breakdown

Accepted MSW students have the opportunity to concentrate their studies and field work in a specific area of social work. Discover your passion and earn a Wurzweiler School of Social work certificate for specialization upon graduation.

Practice Specializations for MSW Students

Joint MSW/CASAC: For students passionate about understanding people with addictive disorders and helping them work through the challenge of healing and recovering. Earn both your MSW (leading to the LCSW) and also become a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor.
Type of Placements: addiction clinics, rehabilitation centers, mental health centers, hospitals, psychiatry practices

Gerontology & Palliative Care: For students passionate about enhancing life for the elderly or those with life-threatening illnesses. Learn more about the field and our specialization program.
Type of Placements: Hospice, hospital, long-term care facility, community agency primarily focusing on the service needs and/or clinical issues of individuals (of any age) and families facing advanced, serious illnes

Child Welfare Practice: For students who are interested in child-protection services, child abuse prevention, adoption and foster care services. 
Type of Placements: Administration for Children Services, foster care agencies, adoption services, correctional facilities

School Social Work Practice: For students who would like to focus on working in educational settings. 
Type of Placements: Schools and school-based programs

Creative Arts and Healing: Geared towards students who would like to incorporate the arts in direct clinical practice.  
Type of Placements: Schools, hospitals, mental health clinics, substance abuse treatment facilities, care homes, rehabilitation, hospice work 

Trauma Informed Practice: For students interested in direct clinical practice with clients who have been impacted by various types of trauma. 
Type of Placements: Military services, mental health clinics, substance abuse treatment facilities, rehabilitation, hospitals, schools

Social Work Practice with the Military: Designed for students who would like to work with military personnel, military families, and veterans. 
Type of Placements: Military bases, Veterans Administration (VA) services, VA hospitals, mental health clinics, substance abuse treatment facilities, rehabilitation, and care homes

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Accepted MSW students have the opportunity to concentrate their studies and field work in a specific area of social work. Discover your passion and earn a Wurzweiler School of Social work certificate for specialization upon graduation.

Joint MSW/CASAC: For students passionate about understanding people with addictive disorders and helping them work through the challenge of healing and recovering. Earn both your MSW (leading to the LCSW) and also become a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor.
Type of Placements: addiction clinics, rehabilitation centers, mental health centers, hospitals, psychiatry practices

Gerontology & Palliative Care: For students passionate about enhancing life for the elderly or those with life-threatening illnesses. Learn more about the field and our specialization program.
Type of Placements: Hospice, hospital, long-term care facility, community agency primarily focusing on the service needs and/or clinical issues of individuals (of any age) and families facing advanced, serious illnes

Child Welfare Practice: For students who are interested in child-protection services, child abuse prevention, adoption and foster care services. 
Type of Placements: Administration for Children Services, foster care agencies, adoption services, correctional facilities

School Social Work Practice: For students who would like to focus on working in educational settings. 
Type of Placements: Schools and school-based programs

Creative Arts and Healing: Geared towards students who would like to incorporate the arts in direct clinical practice.  
Type of Placements: Schools, hospitals, mental health clinics, substance abuse treatment facilities, care homes, rehabilitation, hospice work 

Trauma Informed Practice: For students interested in direct clinical practice with clients who have been impacted by various types of trauma. 
Type of Placements: Military services, mental health clinics, substance abuse treatment facilities, rehabilitation, hospitals, schools

Social Work Practice with the Military: Designed for students who would like to work with military personnel, military families, and veterans. 
Type of Placements: Military bases, Veterans Administration (VA) services, VA hospitals, mental health clinics, substance abuse treatment facilities, rehabilitation, and care homes

Turn Your Passion Into a Career

Earn your MSW degree and turn your passion into purpose. Our program will provide you with the skills and experience you need to launch your social work career and make an impact. Our certificates create focus in your studies and make you stand out from the competition.

At a Glance

Joint MSW/CASAC

Certificate in Gerontology & Palliative Care

Certificate in Child Welfare Practice

Certificate in School Social Work Practice

Certificate in Creative Arts and Healing

Certificate in Trauma Informed Practice

Certificate in Social Work Practice With the Military

Join us virtually at one of our upcoming information sessions.

Admissions Requirements:

  • Complete the YU Application or SocialWorkCAS for the Master of Social Work program
  • Accepted MSW students choose their concentration during their second year of study
  • Accepted Advanced Standing MSW students have the option to choose a concentration upon acceptance into the MSW program.


Program Plans: Road Maps

 

Prospective Students

Join us virtually at one of our upcoming information sessions.

Admissions Requirements:

  • Complete the YU Application or SocialWorkCAS for the Master of Social Work program
  • Accepted MSW students choose their concentration during their second year of study
  • Accepted Advanced Standing MSW students have the option to choose a concentration upon acceptance into the MSW program.


Program Plans: Road Maps

 

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