Application & Deadlines

  1. In addition to completing the required forms in the online application, applicants must also arrange for official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate work to be mailed directly to the address listed below. If degree work is incomplete at the time of application, applicants should send transcripts of completed work later, followed by a final transcript when all grades and the award of the degree are recorded.
  2. Applicants must provide a current curriculum vitae/résumé with their completed application.
  3. Applicants must have taken the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) at a certified testing center. To speed processing, applicants may send copies of their score reports to our office with their application materials; however, an official score report is still required. Please be sure to indicate the date you took or expect to take the test. The GRE code for the Silver School of Social Work is 2506.
  4. Applicants whose first language is not English or who have not earned a degree from an institution where the language of instruction is not exclusively English must also submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The School code for these tests is 2506.
  5. Applicants should retain a copy of their completed application form and statement of research interest for their records.
  6. Complete the online application payment with your credit card, or enclose a non-refundable application fee of $75.00 (USD) in the form of a check or money order made payable to New York University-Social Work.
  7. The completed application form and all supporting materials must be received no later than 11:59 pm (17:00h) Eastern Standard Time on January 10, 2020, in order for your application to be considered.

Official transcripts and non-electronic application fees should be mailed to:

New York University
Silver School of Social Work
Admissions & Enrollment Services Office
1 Washington Square North
New York, NY 10003-6654


International Students

Applicants to the doctoral program who are not U.S. residents and whose records are not in English must submit their academic records with an official English translation. All applicants with international credentials are required to include a professional evaluation of the degree to determine if it is equivalent to the US bachelor’s degree. We accept foreign credentials evaluated by these listed companies. Applicants with such credentials should file their applications well in advance of the term for which they are applying.

Every applicant whose first language is not English or who have not earned a degree from an institution where the language of instruction is not exclusively English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). If you are not taking the Internet-based TOEFL, please make sure to also take the Test of Spoken English (TSE) and the Test of Written English (TWE), and to submit scores from all tests. TOEFL scores are valid for two years from the test date. Scores more than two years old are not accepted. Information about this examination may be obtained by writing to TOEFL Services, P.O. Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, U.S.A., by email, or by visiting the TOEFL web site. Applicants must request that their examination score be sent to the NYU Silver School of Social Work. The school test code is 2506.

Applicants residing in the New York City area may take their English proficiency test at NYU's American Language Institute, located at 48 Cooper Square, Room 200, New York, NY 10003-7154, U.S.A. An appointment to take the test may be made by calling (212) 998-7040. For more information about ALI and its services, please visit its website.

The Office of International Students and Scholars can provide further information.

Fall Open House - Monday, September 23

Thank you to those who attended! We look forward to receiving your applications.

APPLICATION 2020 Deadline January 10, 2020