16-Month Accelerated Program

An accelerated route to the master's degree, the 16-month sequence of courses is identical to the two-year program. This program enables students to begin study in the spring semester and to complete the requirements for the master's degree in four consecutive semesters. Because this option involves more concentrated work than the two-year program, it is recommended that applicants have some social work or related experience. The period of study is spring-summer-fall-spring, with 1,200 hours of field learning.

Sample Course of Study

First Year (Generalist Practice)

Spring Credits
Social Work Practice I 4
Social Welfare Programs and Policies I 3
Human Behavior in the Social Environment I 3
Diversity, Racism, Oppression, and Privilege 3
Field Instruction I 4
  Total Credits: 17
Summer Credits
Social Work Practice II 3
Human Behavior in the Social Environment II 3
Social Work Research I 3
Practice with Groups 3
Field Instruction II 4
  Total Credits: 16

Second Year (Specialized Practice in Clinical Social Work)

Fall Credits
Human Behavior in the Social Environment III 3
Social Work Practice III 3
Elective 3
Social Work Research II 3
Field Instruction III 4

Total Credits: 16

Spring Credits
Social Work Practice IV 3
Advanced Social Policy 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Field Instruction IV 4

Total Credits: 16

Contact Us

MSW Program
Phone: (212) 998-5910
Email: silver.admissions@nyu.edu