NYU Silver School of Social Work

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I am so thankful for my clinical training at Silver... I utilize what I learned every day in my work to build strong bonds with clients.

Lauren May, MSW '15
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I’m placed in a men’s shelter in the Bronx... I love being able to help make this city better for those most vulnerable.

Capri Christianson, BS '20
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What the program is doing is enabling me to propel my career.

Jessica Chock-Goldman, DSW '20
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You’re encouraged to work with different people and pursue opportunities to become your best self.

Lauren Jessell, PhD '20

Empowering Immigrant Families to Change the Trajectory of their Children’s Lives

At age seven, Monika Estrada Guzman, MSW ’16, immigrated from Guatemala with her mother. Now, armed with her MSW, she is the program director of an early childhood intervention program that empowers immigrant families to break the cycle of poverty by changing the first 1,000 days of their children’s lives.

Monika Estrada Guzman
Monika Estrada Guzman
MSW '16
Program Director, Nido de Esperanza

Seeking to Prevent Adolescent Suicide Through School-Based Mental Health Services

Jessica Chock-Goldman, MSW ’12, DSW ’21, is the school social worker at New York City’s highly selective Stuyvesant High School. Since beginning NYU Silver’s DSW program, she has expanded her expertise in adolescent suicide prevention and intervention. Her goal: to restructure how mental health and suicidality are addressed within the New York City Department of Education.

Jessica Chock-Goldman
Jessica Chock-Goldman
MSW '12, DSW '21
School Social Worker, Stuyvesant High School

Facts & Figures

#13
U.S. News & World Report ranking for Best Grad Schools for Social Work
600+
Placement agencies in our network
5
Faculty inducted into the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare
92%
BS and MSW grads employed or continuing education six months post-graduation
650K
Hours of service our students provide to vulnerable individuals and families each year
4
Campuses in the U.S. and China
8
Full- and part-time pathways to the MSW
19K+
Alums who have elevated lives

Advancing Social Justice

While earning his degree at Silver, Michael Sanders (front row center), MSW ’19—father, army veteran, and entrepreneur—was the vice president of the NYU Military Alliance, an NYU Social Sector Leadership Diversity Fellow, a Silver Student Leadership Council Fellow, a member of the Students of Color Collective, and one of two students on the School’s Social Justice Praxis Committee. Michael, who is now a Social Service Advocate at the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Boston, observed, “Being a social worker means fighting for social justice and never forgetting our responsibility to our clients, to ourselves, and to society as a whole.”

Pioneering Research & Evidence-Based Solutions

The Silver School Faculty is Examining Society’s Pressing Problems.

Addressing an Invisible Crisis

An expert in HIV prevention and care, Professor and Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health Director Vincent Guilamo-Ramos is a leading voice in drawing attention to the largely overlooked HIV crisis among Latinx in the U.S. As an appointed member of the U.S. Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, he provides direct guidance to the Department of Health and Human Services on the country’s response to the epidemic.

AIDS Walk New York

Inspiring Young Adults with Mental Health Challenges in to Engage in Care

Professor Michelle R. Munson has made it her mission to help the mental health system better respond to marginalized young adults whose mental health challenges, if left untreated, impede their ability to form relationships, hold jobs, live independently, and function well in society.