Get a degree that makes a difference
Find your passion and choose from specializations in child welfare practice, school social work, creative arts and healing, trauma practice, social work practice with the military, and gerontology and palliative care.
Study on your terms by selecting the right program offering for you. Attend classes full or part-time and begin in the fall, spring, or summer semester. You can choose to go right into the field after graduation or to continue onto a PhD.
Get personalized attention from your assigned faculty advisor who will oversee your field experience and mentor your career growth. Classes are small and nurturing to encourage interaction between faculty and students, and to help you build your professional network.
OUR DEGREE. YOUR WAY.
Earn your MSW starting in the summer, fall, or winter in whichever format you choose.
Full-time traditional: Our traditional program begins in the fall and takes two years to complete. Your weekdays will be split between classes and fieldwork.
Part-time extended: If you study part-time you can begin courses in fall or spring and graduate in three years. Classes are held once a week on Sunday nights and you can complete your fieldwork at your workplace as long as it meets Wurzweiler’s educational requirements.
Advanced Standing: If you have a bachelor’s degree in social work, you might qualify for the advanced standing program. You can study full-time, part-time, or during the summer block, and finish your degree in as little as a year.
On Campus: Experience NYC in our face to face program led by our faculty of experienced clinicians. Classes are small and encourage close relationships between faculty and students.
Live-online: This is our newest program which offers you the opportunity to livestream your classes through a free video conferencing platform. You can study at the same pace as on-campus students right from the comfort of home.
Online: Our online program allows you to earn your degree at your own pace, from anywhere in the world. You can take your courses full-time or part-time to accommodate your schedule.
Summer Block: Our summer block program is a great option if you want to study in NYC during the summer and complete your fieldwork in your home community during the academic year. You can study on campus for four weeks with an online component or eight weeks in person.
At Wurzweiler, our faculty really get to know you. Your professors will know your name, learn your strengths and weaknesses, and work hard to help you become a competent professional ready to begin your career. Our faculty have expertise in trauma and trauma practice, crisis intervention, work with children and adolescents, geriatrics, veterans, addictions, gendered violence, immigration, and social policy change—just to name a few. They are experienced clinicians committed to changing the world and they want to share that expertise with you through your coursework and fieldwork.
Professor Nancy Beckerman,
Professor Joan Beder,
Professor Laurie Blackman,
Professor Richard Caputo,
Professor Timothy B. Conley,
Professor Matthew Cuellar,
Assistant Professor Jill B. Feigeles,
Assistant Professor Hanni Flaherty,
Assistant Professor and Associate Director of PhD Program Lisa Henshaw,
Assistant Professor Lynn Levy,
Assistant Professor Susan Mason,
Professor Daniel Pollack,
Professor Sari Skolnik,
Assistant Professor Gary L. Stein,
Professor Jay Sweifach,
Associate Dean and Director PhD Program
The summer block program is set up in a really streamlined, effective way to become the best social worker we can be."
*Requires completion of Foundation Practice I and Foundation Field Work I courses.
Prerequisite for all these courses is Foundation Practice I & II & Foundation Field Work I & II. This list does not necessarily reflect all courses currently available for your specific program.