Master of Social Work

New York City's Top Destination for Social Work Degrees

Master of Social Work

New York City's Top Destination for Social Work Degrees

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CSWE Accredited

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In-Person or
Live Virtual

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Full or Part-Time, Days, Evenings, Sundays

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Generous Scholarships

18%

average job growth
through 2031

51K

related job postings for social workers in NYC metro area

$58K

median salary in NYC metro area

Program Highlights

Our flexible program prepares you to become a social worker in a variety of settings through practical fieldwork. Advance your career—your way—in this rewarding field. Empower empathy and action – one clinical or community case at a time – with the experience you’ll gain at Wurzweiler.

  • Three Advanced Practice Methods: Clinical, Group Work and Community Practice
  • Six optional specialization areas including Trauma Informed Practice and Child Welfare
  • Earn a CASAC credential at no additional cost
  • World-class faculty and clinicians who know your name
  • The only U.S. social work school to offer Group Work as a practice method
  • Advocacy, policy, and leadership skills
  • Individual, family, and community experience

The
Wurzweiler
School
Advantage

Flexibility

Classes are offered during mornings, afternoons and evenings as well as on Sundays to accommodate traditional students and those working.

  • 60 credit hours 
  • Full-time or part-time
  • Evening classes
  • Fall, spring and summer start

Advanced Standing Option

Complete in as little as 1 year (30 credit hours) if you have a BSW from an accredited institution.

The
Wurzweiler
School
Advantage

Field Work

Work with clients and communities in a wide range of settings:

  • Hospitals
  • Child welfare agencies
  • Mental health & psychiatric facilities
  • Child and family services
  • Gerontology support programs
  • School-based services
  • Substance abuse treatment centers

Accreditation

Program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Alumni Prove the Value of a Wurzweiler Degree

Our graduates secure careers with top organizations and land dream jobs. We’ll help you make the connections that match your drive.

Your
Future
Job
Title

Social Worker

Case Manager

Client Service Coordinator

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor

Your
Future
Job
Title

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Mental Health Specialist

Case Planner

Residential Manager

Where Passion Meets Purpose

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Joanna Greenberg, MSW Alumni, Wurzweiler School of Social Work

"What drew me to Wurzweiler is that we’re the only group work major in the country. I thought that I need to have that background and that foundation."

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Allysha Bryant, MSW/PhD Student

"The faculty do so many things outside of just teaching — they consult on cases and do all these really wonderful powerful things that help to propel us forward as a nation."

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Karl Custer, MSW Student, Wurzweiler School of Social Work

"I found an internationally-acclaimed university with staff who literally wrote the books that I will be studying. Wurzweiler for me was a very direct and current way to re-learn the whole systems of social work."

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Hanni Flaherty, PhD, LCSW, Assistant Professor, Chair of Advanced Clinical Practice

“Advanced clinical practice class is the space that marries the art and science of social work education.”

Study and Practice in NYC or Virtually Online

Choose your preferred study mode: on-campus in NYC, live virtual classroom (synchronous zoom classes), or a blend of both. We even offer some coursework asynchronously.

Contact Us

Sammi Melendez
Graduate Admissions Advisor
salmai.melendez@yu.edu
646.592.4722

Admission Dates and Deadlines

JUNE 14

Extended Deadline for Summer Block II & Fall 2024

JULY 8

Summer Block II Semester Starts

SEPT 4

Fall 2024 Semester Starts

Graduate Programs at Wurzweiler

  • Social Work (MSW) formats: MSW On-Campus, MSW Live Virtual Classroom, MSW/CASAC, MSW Israel Block, MSW/PhD
  • Social Welfare (PhD)
  • Clinical Doctorate of Social Work (DSW)

Get more information about scholarships, financial aid, deadlines, and special events

Where Passion Meets Practice

Joanna Greenberg

"What drew me to Wurzweiler is that we’re the only group work major in the country. I thought that I need to have that background and that foundation." Learn more about Joanna.

Joanna Greenberg, MSW Alumni, Wurzweiler School of Social Work

Allysha Bryant

"The faculty do so many things outside of just teaching — they consult on cases and do all these really wonderful powerful things that help to propel us forward as a nation." Learn more about Alysha.

Allysha Bryant, MSW/PhD Student

KARL CUSTER

"I found an internationally-acclaimed university with staff who literally wrote the books that I will be studying. Wurzweiler for me was a very direct and current way to re-learn the whole systems of social work." Learn more about Carl.

Karl Custer, MSW Student, Wurzweiler School of Social Work

Rachel Peguero Jorge

"Wurzweiler resonates with me because working with children and their families fulfills my passion for helping vulnerable people. The support, guidance, and opportunities offered by Wurzweiler’s academics and staff demonstrate the sense of camaraderie and shared purpose within the social work community which is truly inspiring."

Rachel Peguero Jorge, MSW Student