What will I learn?

When you choose social work as a profession, you commit to making a positive impact on people’s lives. At the NYU Silver School of Social Work, you join a passionate community of social advocates dedicated to addressing the structural and systemic challenges facing our society.

The Bachelor of Science degree in social work provides students with the knowledge and training to be a generalist practice professional, while learning a diverse set of skills that are centered on making human connections, problem-solving, leadership, advocacy, human rights, interprofessional collaboration, and social and economic justice. As part of their academic journey, students gain the tools to enable them to work with diverse individuals and communities in a variety of human service agencies and organizations--from public service agencies to private companies.

While a part of the social work program, students develop the ability to work across cultural barriers from a local, national, and global perspective. They combine electives and required course work with a field internship that gives them supervision, work experience, leadership, and training in the internationally recognized field of social work.

The undergraduate program at NYU Silver is broad enough to prepare students for many different professions. Because of the extensive professional training students receive as an undergraduate, they may be able to earn a master's degree with only one additional year of study. If, on the other hand, they want to go to work immediately upon graduation, they will be well prepared to make an impact in the world.

Which department am I in?

Silver School of Social Work

Study options

Full Time (128 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$54,880.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

1 September 2022


Silver School of Social Work

Ehrenkranz Center ,

1 Washington Square North,

New York,

10003, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Minimum high school cumulative grade point average of 85% or higher Minimum college cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher Biology and Chemistry courses successfully completed with a grade of B or better, within a 10-year period before the student’s matriculation at NYU College of Dentistry ECE course-by-course evaluation for both high school and college transcript

For international students

Graduated with a GED or high school diploma equivalency test and have not enrolled in a degree-seeking program.

Don’t have minimum score requirements, but competitive applicants will receive:

100 and above on the TOEFL iBT

125 and above on the Duolingo English Test

7.5 and above on the IELTS Academic

70 and above on the PTE Academic

191 and above on the Cambridge English Scale

4.5 and above on the iTEP

Application deadline: Early Decision I - November 1; Regular Decision - January 1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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