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Master of Social Work

Yeshiva University
Program overview
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
New York City
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New York City
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About this program

Master of Social Work

Our flexible program prepares you to become a social worker in a variety of settings through practical fieldwork. Advance your career—your way—in this rewarding field. 

By enrolling in this program at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, you will empower empathy and action – one clinical or community case at a time. You will also gain:

  • Six optional specialization certificates
  • Three advanced practice methods
  • Individual, family, and community experience
  • Advocacy, policy, and leadership skills
  • Earn a CASAC credential at no additional cost
  • World-class faculty and clinicians who know your name

Program content

A leader in social work education since 1957, the Wurzweiler School of Social Work is consistently rated among the top MSW programs in the nation and attracts students from across the globe. We are devoted to the success of each and every one of those students and, ultimately, to the value of repairing the world.

Choose from seven areas of study: earn your CASAC credential while pursuing your MSW at no additional cost or choose from one of our six optional MSW Program Certificates.

  • Joint MSW/CASAC
  • Gerontology & Palliative Care
  • Child Welfare
  • School Social Work
  • Creative Arts & Healing
  • Trauma-informed Practice
  • Practice with the Military


Building skills for repairing the world one person at a time and supporting caring families, groups, and communities where everyone thrives are central to the fieldwork experience. More than 600 placement sites in the Greater New York Area, and throughout the U.S., Canada, and Israel assure you will gain the experience you seek.

Peer mentorship

Learn alongside a second-year student who will help you navigate through your MSW experience.

Scholarships & funding

All applicants to this program are considered for scholarships. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

Study via traditional or advanced standing

Complete your MSW in as little as one year (30 credits) if you earned your Bachelors in Social Work from an accredited institution or take 60 credits throughout two or more years — part-time or full-time.

Access three platforms

In-person at our Wilf Campus in uptown New York City, in real-time through our Live Virtual Classroom, or at your own time with our asynchronous online program.

Use three advanced practice methods

Choose clinical for one-on-one work with individuals and families, group work, or community practice where you develop advanced skills for advocacy, policy, and leadership within communities and organizations.

Career paths

Yeshiva University alumni prove the value of a Wurzweiler degree. Our graduates secure careers with top organizations and land dream jobs. We’ll help you make the connections that match your drive.

Our alumni are clinicians, agency directors, managers, researchers, social work professors, administrators, deans, and legislators. Graduating from a top-ranked New York City university with an extensive network assures the best placements and above-average salary for those with a masters in social work. Our graduates hold MSW jobs in every sector of social services — from neighborhood agencies to the federal government — and are committed to improving the lives of vulnerable populations throughout the world.

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Yeshiva University

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Yeshiva University

500 West 185th Street
10033 New York, New York

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