Master's of Social Work

The general requirements for admission to the master's program are: (1) a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, with a minimum of 60 liberal arts credits; (2) a strong academic record and demonstrated intellectual capacity for graduate education; (3) evidence of emotional maturity, concern for people, and capacity for self-awareness and personal growth; and (4) demonstrated concern and commitment to the values underlying professional social work; (5) respect for diversity.

Ph.D in Social Work

The School of Social Work at New York University provides a unique environment for doctoral study, combining the advantages of a leading research-intensive university with the benefits of a school of social work that has a renowned tradition of education for direct social work practice. The School is a key source of knowledge aimed at improving the practice of social work and developing new alternatives for meeting the needs of underserved populations. Students in the doctoral program learn from faculty who are leading scholars, expert researchers, experienced clinicians, and dedicated teachers. Our students are also able to draw upon the incomparable resources of New York, one of the world's greatest and most diverse cities.

DSW Program in Clinical Social Work

The DSW program in clinical social work prepares licensed social workers for leadership roles in academic and agency settings. Building on the NYU Silver School of Social Work’s recognized excellence and history in clinical training, the DSW program will enhance students’ clinical knowledge as it pertains to advances in theoretical and practice models, clinical research, and policies that directly impact practice. With an executive-style program structure, students can complete the program over a three-year period and continue working full-time.

Non-Matriculating Student Option

An exploratory option for people interested the field of social work but who have not been admitted to the MSW degree program. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited undergraduate school.

Bachelor of Science

Applicants to the School of Social Work are admitted as freshmen and as transfer students. The applicant's capacity for successful undergraduate work is measured through careful consideration of secondary school and/or college records; recommendations from guidance counselors, teachers, and other; and scores on standardized tests.