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.
Global MSW Program in Shanghai and New York
Ni Hao and Welcome from NYU Shanghai
All courses will be taught in English. Students in their first year will have their field placement at social service agencies and hospitals in Shanghai. This field placement will be in either Mandarin or English, depending on a student's language capability. In their second year, students will have their field placement in the greater New York metropolitan area, where a wide variety of agency settings are available. This field placement will be in English.
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 in New York City, at NYU's Washington Square campus. The program is designed for students who want a truly global social work education. Global and multi-cultural content is infused throughout the curriculum. Upon graduation, students will receive an NYU-granted MSW degree.
Sample Course of Study
First Year in Shanghai
|Social Work Practice I||4
|Social Welfare Programs and Policies I||3|
|Human Behavior in the Social Environment I||3|
|Writing Seminar (for non-native English speakers) a||3
|Conversational Mandarin (for non-native Mandarin speakers) b||2
|Field Instruction I||4|
|Social Work Practice II||3|
|Human Behavior in the Social Environment II||3|
|Clinical Practice with Groups||3|
|Social Work Research I
|Field Instruction II||4|
Second Year in New York
|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
|Total: 16 a|
|Social Work Practice IV||3|
|Advanced Social Policy||3|
|Field Instruction IV||4|
|Total Credits: 65|
Note: The total credits for required courses is 56 with another 9 credits toward electives. Writing Seminar is an elective that non-native English speakers take. Conversational Mandarin is an elective that non-native Mandarin speakers take. The number of other elective credits available depends on which of the above electives students have taken. Students who take Conversational Mandarin have an additional 1-credit elective. Even though it is listed here in the third semester, it can be taken at any point during the New York portion of the program: first year January term or spring break, summer semester between the first and second year, or during the second year.
Global MSW Presentation
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Applications for the fall are due January 8, 2016.
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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 email@example.com.