Master of Social Work: Men’s Summer Program

Sharpen your counseling skills and change lives in your community.

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

The Program at a Glance

Flexibility: spend 3.5 weeks starting in July completing coursework from anywhere in our Live Virtual Classroom format. Field work is completed in your hometown during the year. The program is tailored to the unique demands of a rabbinic schedule. 

Skills: at Wurzweiler we work to develop counseling skills that are already a central part of your rabbinic experience — in a professional manner that provides a university degree. 

Opportunity: as a summer block student, you will have access to the same opportunities as traditional students — including small class sizes, individual advising, writing center tutors, and licensing test preparation. Our degree allows you to professionalize years of rabbinic counseling experience, and open a private practice to bring in additional streams of income. 


"By combining the best of the rabbinic field with a truly sophisticated MSW education, Wurzweiler School of Social Work is preparing rabbis to be frontline change-agents in confronting a wide range of emerging challenges that face today’s Jewish community and family. As rabbis are already heavily engaged with community members on a daily basis, they are perfectly positioned to help drive this necessary change through the tools that a Wurzweiler social-work education can provide."

Rabbi Ari Sytner
Professor, Wurzweiler School of Social Work
Director of Community Initiatives, Yeshiva University

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 — 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.

Your future starts today