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Masters of Social Work

Changing the world is no small feat — which is why we equip our students with the tools to support individuals, groups, and communities across the globe.

Build a Career Where Passion Meets Purpose

Placement rate
Higher salary on average for social workers with an MSW
Projected 10-year growth in jobs
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The Program at a Glance

Earning your Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) at Wurzweiler School of Social Work will prepare you to become a social worker in a variety of settings through hands-on fieldwork. We invite you to join our flexible program designed to train future clinicians, agency directors, professors, and researchers dedicated to improving the lives of those in need. Our MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and requires no GRE for admission.

  • Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
  • No GRE required
  • Study full or part-time
  • Begin classes in fall, spring, or summer
  • Learn from leaders in the field of social work
  • Graduate with an MSW from a top 100 university


YU MSW student

"One of the great parts of studying at Wurzweiler is the faculty. They are compassionate, dedicated, and experienced and they teach in a way that promotes community and collaboration allowing students to learn from one another."

Nadine Evans
Wurzweiler School of Social Work

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The Wurzweiler Difference

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.

  • 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.

Why choose Yeshiva University?

Learn more about why students like you choose Yeshiva University for their education.


Small Classes

Take advantage of small classes that provide an intimate learning environment and opportunities for 1-on-1 mentoring from tenured faculty. Personal attention helps ensure you get the most out of your YU experience.


Experience New York

Live and study in the heart of one of the world’s most exciting cities--and a center of global commerce. Access rewarding internships and employment opportunities at companies seeking highly educated students with skills that you’ll learn here.


Values Driven

We aim to help fill people’s lives with purpose and meaning. We believe success is not just financial; it includes developing meaning, making a positive impact and pursuing excellence in all its forms.

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