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Dual Degree Program - MSW/Executive MPA

The NYU Silver School of Social Work and the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service sponsor a program in which a student may simultaneously pursue study leading to a Master of Social Work degree and a Master of Public Administration degree. By taking courses that are acceptable for transfer credit in each of the schools and through careful course planning, the dual degree student can complete both degrees in two years, including two summers.

The MSW/Executive MPA program will enable students to complete their clinical social work training while also securing a master's degree from the Wagner School. Students have flexibility to take courses in both Wagner's public and nonprofit management and policy and health policy and management programs. The combined course of study will incorporate the courses required for the Executive MPA degree (36 credits), in addition to the 65 credits required for the MSW degree (16 courses and four semesters of field learning). Eight credits taken at Wagner (equivalent to six credits at the Silver School of Social Work) will be applied to the MSW degree. Eight credits taken at the Silver School of Social Work will be applied to the Executive MPA degree.

Please note that neither degree is conferred until the requirements for both degrees are fulfilled.

Sample Course of Study

First Year

Fall
Credits
Social Work Practice I 4
Social Welfare Programs & Policies I 3
Diversity, Racism, Oppression, and Privilege 3
Field Instruction I 4
Wagner: Strategic Leadership 4

                    
Spring
Credits
Social Work Practice II 3
Social Work Research I 3
Human Behavior in the Social Environment I 3
Wagner Elective 4
Field Instruction II 4


Summer
Credits
Clinical Practice with Groups 3
Human Behavior in the Social Environment II 3
Financial Management (and discussion) 4

Second Year

Fall
Credits
Social Work Practice III 3
Social Work Research II 3
Human Behavior in the Social Environment III 3
Field Instruction III 4
Social Work Elective 3
                                                                         

Spring
Credits
Social Work Practice IV 3
Advanced Social Policy 3
Field Instruction IV 4
Wagner Elective 4
Wagner End Event: Leadership Confronted 4


Summer
Credits
Wagner Elective 4
Wagner Elective 4



Total Credits: 87

Contact Us

MSW Program

Phone: (212) 998-5910
Email:silver.admissions@nyu.edu

NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Phone: (212) 998-7414
Email: wagner.admissions@nyu.edu
www.nyu.edu/wagner