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Extended One-Year Residence Program

For employed social workers, this option combines 37 credits of part-time study with one year of full-time study (two semesters with a minimum of 10 credits each), including one field placement of 900 hours. A work-study plan is available to applicants employed in agencies that provide an appropriate educational experience as determined by the Office of Field Learning and Community Partnerships. The period of study ranges from three to four years, including two semesters (900 hours) of field instruction.

Admissions criteria are essentially the same as those for the two-year, full-time option. However, concurrent, clinically supervised direct social work employment is required for entry into this program. Applicants must have provided two years of direct services to clients.

Although variations are common, a student entering this program in September might have the following course of study in the extended one-year residence program.

Sample Course of Study

First Year

Fall Credits
Social Work Practice I 4
Human Behavior in the Social Environment I 3
                                                             
Spring Credits
Human Behavior in the Social Environment II 3
Social Work Practice II 3


Summer Credits
Diversity, Racism, Oppression, and Privilege 3
Elective 3

Total Credits: 19

Second Year

Fall Credits
Social Welfare Programs and Policies I 3
Clinical Practice with Groups 3
                                                             
Spring Credits
Social Work Research I 3
Elective 3


Summer Credits
Social Work Research II 3
Elective 3

Total Credits: 18

Third Year

Fall Credits
Field Instruction OYR-A 6
Human Behavior in the Social Environment III 3
Social Work Practice III 3
                                                             
Spring Credits
Field Instruction OYR-B 7
Social Work Practice IV 3
Advanced Social Policy 3
Elective 3

Total Credits: 28

Contact Us

MSW Program

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