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MSW Program at Shanghai and New York

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Program Highlights

NYU Silver’s content-rich MSW curriculum reflects current knowledge from both research and practice. In the MSW program at Shanghai and New York, students will have the opportunity to experience an innovative global MSW education and be trained in culturally appropriate practices. You will be trained by the Silver School's internationally prominent faculty who are creating new knowledge to solve social problems. The School's commitment to cultural diversity and social justice will serve as a foundation for this NYU Silver experience.

Bilingual Program

Course work will be modeled after the Two-Year MSW program in New York City and will be taught in English. During the program's first year, offered in Shanghai, you will take courses in English while doing field instruction in Mandarin in Shanghai agencies. A limited number of placements may be available for students not fluent in Mandarin. The second year of study will take place at NYU's Washington Square campus in New York City, where all instruction and field learning will be in English. Upon graduation, students will receive an NYU-granted MSW degree. 

Global MSW Program

This program is similar to the Two-Year MSW program, but students attend the first year at NYU Shanghai and the second year at Washington Square. The program is designed for students who want a truly global social work education. Students in their first year will be placed in social service agencies and hospitals in Shanghai. In their second year, students will complete their field work in the greater New York metropolitan area. Global and multi-cultural content is infused throughout the curriculum.

Sample Course of Study

First Year in Shanghai

Fall Semester
Credits
Social Work Practice I 4
Social Welfare Programs and Policies I   3
Human Behavior in the Social Environment I 3
Social Work Research I 3
Writing for Social Work (for non-native English speakers)* 1
Chinese Language (for non-native Mandarin speakers)** 0
Field Instruction I 4
  *Semester Credits: 18
  **Semester Credits: 17
   
Spring Credits
Social Work Practice II   3
Human Behavior in the Social Environment II 3
Clinical Practice with Groups 3
Writing for Social Work (for non-native English speakers)* 3
Chinese Language (for non-native Mandarin speakers)**   0
Field Instruction II   4
  *Semester Credits: 16
  **Semester Credits: 13

Second Year in New York

Summer Semester Credits
Introduction to Social Work Education and Practice in the US (Elective)
1
  Semester Credits: 1
   
Fall Semester
Credits
Social Work Practice III 3
Human Behavior in the Social Environment III 3
Diversity, Racism, Oppression, and Privilege 3
Social Work Research II 3
Field Instruction III   4
  Semester Credits: 16
   
Spring Semester  
Social Work Practice IV 3
Advanced Social Policy 3
Electives 4-9
Field Instruction IV 4
  Semester Credits: 14-19
  Total Credits: 65

Note: The total credits for required courses is 56 with another 9 credits toward electives. Writing for Social Work is an elective that non-native English speakers take. Chinese Language is a non-credit elective that non-native Mandarin speakers take. Preparation for Social Work Education and Practice in the US is an elective that is taken by students without prior education or experience with US social work. The number of other elective credits available depends on which of the above electives students have taken. Although they are listed in the last semester of the second year. these additional electives can be taken at any point during the program: first year January term or spring break, summer semester between the first and second year, and during the second year.

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Global MSW Presentation

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Want to Apply?

Application for the fall are due January 9, 2015.

View information about the MSW application and deadlines.

Admissions

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Tuition and Scholarship

Example of a full-time, two-year MSW tuition and scholarship:

  • Tuition: $1,250 per point on average
  • Total: approximately $41,299/year (based on 33 points)
  • Scholarship: Approximately $10,000 (average award, if received)

Financial aid is available to eligible students in the form of discounted tuition. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services at silver.financialaid@nyu.edu.