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Strategic Plan and Vision

A Vision for the Silver School of Social Work

In 2012, after a two-year strategic planning process, the Silver School released its five-year Strategic Plan. The plan will guide the School in:

  • Becoming a global and interdisciplinary scholarship leader in social work and related fields, including public health and poverty research;

Advancing our reputation for:

  • a superior BS program preparing social work majors and non-majors to contribute to the realization of a just society;
    • an MSW program renowned for its innovative approaches to clinical social work practice, emphasizing human rights-informed direct practice with populations at risk; and
    • a PhD program with strong qualitative and quantitative research content preparing graduates for academic positions in leading universities and for other positions of leadership in social work or related disciplines;
  • Living our commitments to diversity and to advancing social justice in every aspect of the School community;
  • Becoming a global leader in social work education, emphasizing immigration and global study; and
  • Becoming more productively engaged with our local community, with vibrant exchange and collaboration that will advance public policy and improve social services to New York residents.

All of the more specific goals and objectives generated at various stages of the planning effort have been grouped into four areas of focus: research and scholarship, educational innovation, diversity, and community engagement at both global and local levels.

Read the Silver School’s Strategic Plan, Looking Forward: New Directions for the Silver School of Social Work.

NYU Silver's Strategic Plan

Read the Silver School’s Strategic Plan, Looking Forward: New Directions for the Silver School of Social Work.