Master of Social Work
NYU Silver offers outstanding training in clinical social work practice with a social justice perspective. A focus on research-informed, direct practice with individuals, groups, and families runs through the entire Master of Social Work curriculum. We also offer opportunities to study policy and community practice as well as global social work, with opportunities to study abroad. Our faculty includes leading scholars who are creating new knowledge that social workers will use throughout their careers.
Small class sizes predominate. Most courses have a maximum of 25 students, while Practice I and II classes have a maximum of 15 students.
The MSW degree is attainable through a variety of full-time and part-time/full-time pathways. Four dual-degree program options are also available in the areas of child development, public health, law, and public administration.
The Silver School’s MSW program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). In accordance with CSWE accreditation standards, student learning outcomes are measured on a regular basis. You can review the most recent learning outcomes (PDF: 221 KB). Graduates have a strong track record of success in passing the New York State licensing exam at both the entry level and the advanced clinical level.