Extended Program

This flexible program enables each student to complete a study plan arranged with a program adviser. One year of full-time study (two semesters of 10 credits each, including field instruction) is required. The period of study ranges from three to four years, including four semesters of field instruction. Students may begin in the fall or spring. Most students in this program take advantage of the option for study during the summer term.

Sample Course of Study

First Year

Fall Credits
Social Welfare Programs and Policies I 3
Human Behavior in the Social Environment I 3
Spring Credits
Human Behavior in the Social Environment II 3
Social Work Research I 3
Summer Credits
Diversity, Racism, Oppression, and Privilege 3
Elective 3
  Total Credits: 18

Second Year

Fall Credits
Social Work Practice I 4
Field Instruction I 4
Spring Credits
Social Work Practice II 3
Field Instruction II 4
Summer Credits
Social Work Research II 3
Practice with Groups 3
  Total Credits: 21

Third Year

Fall Credits
Field Instruction III 4
Human Behavior in the Social Environment III 3
Social Work Practice III 3
Elective* 3
Spring Credits
Field Instruction IV
Social Work Practice IV 3
Advanced Social Policy 3
Elective* 3

Total Credits: 26
*One or the other of these may be postponed to a final (post-commencement) summer.

Please note: Students must be available at least one weekday for their field learning site. Placements with evening and weekend hours are limited and cannot be guaranteed.

Contact Us

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