International Students

International Student Program Curriculum

International students admitted to the Two Year Program will follow the International Student Program Curriculum. Students will take Introduction to Social Work Education & Practice in the United States during their first semester and will delay Social Work Practice I/Field Instruction I until the Spring semester.

Students who wish to waive out of the International Student Program Curriculum should email MSW Program Services at silver.msw@nyu.edu.

International students who are not following the International Student Program Curriculum should review the appropriate curriculum guide for their specific program.

FIRST YEAR

FALL

  • Introduction to Social Work Education &  Practice in the United States (3)
  • Social Welfare Programs & Policies I (3)
  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment I (3)
  • Diversity, Racism, Oppression, and Privilege (3)

SPRING

  • Social Work Practice I (4)
  • Field Instruction I (4)
  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment II (3)
  • Social Work Research I (3)

SUMMER

  • Social Work Practice II (3)
  • Field Instruction II (4)
  • Clinical Practice with Groups (3)
SECOND YEAR
FALL
  • Social Work Practice III (3)
  • Field Instruction III (4)
  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment III (3)
  • Social Work Research II (3)
  • Elective (3)

SPRING

  • Social Work Practice IV (3)
  • Field Instruction IV (4)
  • Advanced Social Policy (3)
  • Elective (3)

PLEASE NOTE: International students following the International Student Program Curriculum will remain in Field Instruction during their first summer semester. Students are expected to complete all Field Instruction hours and responsibilities and should arrange their travel plans accordingly.

HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

  • Medical Services


Students with student health insurance are eligible for medical services and health promotion programs. Contact 212 443-1000 or visit the website.

  • Counseling Services

Students can meet with a psychologist, psychiatrist, social worker, or nurse practitioner. Contact 212-998-4780 and wellness.exchange@nyu.edu.

  • Consultations for Study Abroad

Many NYU students study abroad. Health and mental health services vary from country to country. Consults are recommended to clarify counseling and medication services that might be available abroad. Contact zoe.ragouzeos@nyu.edu.