• Pathways: Social Work

  • YU social work students at a Wurzweiler event
  • Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work, a leader in social work education, grants the MSW and PhD degrees in social work. Wurzweiler also offers:

    • Certificate programs in Jewish Communal Service, Gerontology, and Child Welfare Practice
    • Joint BA/MSW program with YU’s Yeshiva College and Stern College for Women 
    • Joint MSW/JD program with YU’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law 
    • Joint MSW/PhD program in social work through Wurzweiler
    • Joint MSW/MDiv program with Yale Divinity School 

    Additional program information follows below.

    MSW & PhD Programs

    The MSW program prepares students for advanced social work practice in casework/clinical settings, group work or community organization. To accommodate our students’ busy schedules, we offer several flexible plan choices, including day, evening and Sunday classes; accelerated 16-month; extended three-plus year part time; summer block; and traditional two-year full-time programs.

    The PhD program in social welfare is designed for the working social work professional. Its objective is to further the education of professionals for scholarly and creative leadership in social work practice, education, social policy, planning, research and administration.

    Joint Programs

    MSW/PhD
    The MSW/PhD program in social work (PDF) is offered through Wurzweiler. In two years, students can earn an MSW and complete the coursework for the first full-time year of the PhD program. Students must meet admissions criteria for both the MSW and PhD programs. After their first year, students must take the COMP Exam in order to continue with their doctoral studies.

    MSW/MDiv
    Offered in conjunction with Yale Divinity School, the MSW/MDiv program prepares students for service in occupations where social work and pastoral mission of the church intersect.

    Social Work Field Placements and Job Opportunities

    Wurzweiler offers international field placements, with more than 100 additional opportunities in the New York tristate area, as well as a dedicated Career Development Office and LMSW Exam prep courses. Our unique emphasis on values, ethics and spirituality results in students working in many different types of fields, including health, mental health, family and children’s services, aging, schools, chemical dependence, veterans services and more. They are clinicians, case workers, policy makers, administrators, advocates, mediators, group facilitators and educators.

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