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Doctoral Program

SSSW

Admission to the PhD program at the Silver School of Social Work is granted on a highly selective basis and determined by the quality of the overall application.


Requirements for Admissions

Requirements for admission to the program include:

  • MSW degree with a graduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher, based on a 4 point scale;
  • Bachelor's degree with an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher, based on a 4 point scale;
  • Competitive scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), particularly in the quantitative reasoning and analytical writing sections;
  • Acceptable scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for applicants whose first language is not English;
  • A well-written and compelling statement of research interest; and
  • Three outstanding recommendations.

Note: While post-MSW practice experience is not a requirement, at least three years of experience is recommended.


Fall 2014 Applications Due by Monday, 2/3/2014


Contact Us

Phone: (212) 998-5941
Email: ssw.phd@nyu.edu