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32-Month Program for Working Professionals

Designed for those who work full time, this unique option allows you to earn an MSW degree over a 32-month period through evening, weekend, and summer study. This program option is open only to new first-year MSW students. Students will complete their 65 credits within a learning community cohort that remains the same over the first year of the program. Field placements will be arranged primarily during evening, weekend, and summer time periods. The program option features a specially coordinated advisement system in which your practice instructor is also your field learning advisor. You will also participate in a special practice lab over your first two semesters designed to prepare you for the field agency placement you will begin in your third semester. The period of study for this option is eight semesters including summer study, with 1,100 hours of field learning. As in our two-year program, the curriculum consists of a professional foundation followed by an advanced concentration in clinical practice with individuals and families.

Applicants must have at least three years of professional or business experience working with people. Admission is selective. Financial aid is available. This program is only available at the Washington Square Campus location.

Sample Course of Study

Semester 1 (Foundation)

Fall Credits
Human Behavior in the Social Environment I 3
Social Welfare Programs and Policies I 3
Social Work Practice Lab I 1
                                                                 Total Credits: 7

Semester 2 (Foundation)

Spring Credits
Human Behavior in the Social Environment II 3
Diversity, Racism, Oppression, and Privilege 3
Social Work Practice Lab II 2
                                                                 Total Credits: 8

Semester 3 (Foundation)

Summer Credits
Social Work Research I 3
Social Work Practice I 4
Field Instruction 32 Month I 3
                                                                    
Total Credits: 10

Semester 4 (Foundation)

Fall Credits
Clinical Practice with Groups 3
Social Work Practice II 3
Field Instruction 32 Month II 2
                                                                 Total Credits: 8

Semester 5 (Foundation)

Spring Credits
Human Behavior in the Social Environment III 3
Elective 3
Field Instruction 32 Month III 3
                                                                
Total Credits: 9

Semester 6 (Advanced)

Summer Credits
Social Work Practice III 3
Elective 1
Field Instruction 32 Month IV 2
                                                                 Total Credits: 6

Semester 7 (Advanced)

Fall Credits
Elective 3
Social Work Research II 3
Field Instruction 32 Month V 3
                                                                 Total Credits: 9

Semester 8 (Advanced)

Spring Credits
Advanced Social Policy 3
Social Work Practice IV 3
Field Instruction 32 Month VI
2
                                                                 Total Credits: 8

Contact Us

MSW Program

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