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Master of Social Work (MSW)

USA

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What will I learn?

Join one of the country’s highest-ranked programs for social work, with flexible schedules and helpful learning options.

Adelphi’s MSW program opens the doors to more career options and a higher salary while being able to better support people in need. With concentrations in mental health, substance abuse, trauma or human services management and organizational leadership, you can hone your skills and investigate specialized areas beyond clinical work.

Why Earn a Masters in Social Work at Adelphi?

  • Learn through a student-centered, personalized approach within a diverse and supportive community, ready to provide the support you need to earn your degree.
  • Take advantage of the graduate program’s flexible options: full or part time, online or on campus, and four convenient locations in Garden City, Manhattan, Hauppauge and the Hudson Valley. This allows you to balance work and family while earning the degree you need.
  • Join a dynamic community of scholars and become a voice for change, advocating for social justice and improving the lives of the people you serve.

Making our MSW program more accessible to all is our mission. We offer several options for completing your MSW degree, all of which follow the same sequencing of courses and requirements regardless of whether you are full or part time, on campus or online. All programs require you to matriculate in four years and fulfill residency requirements by enrolling in 10 or more credits for two successive semesters. Explore our many program options to find one that best fits your goals.

  • Full-Time, Two-Year MSW Program – Our standard MSW program
  • MSW for Human Service Professionals Program – An accelerated program for working students
  • Spring Start 16-Month, Full-Time MSW Program – Take courses over the summer to accelerate your program.
  • Part-Time MSW Program – Complete a degree during evenings and weekends.
  • BSW-MSW Advanced Standing Program – Earn an MSW in only one year.
  • Bilingual School Social Work Program – Earn an MSW and a certificate in bilingual school social work
  • Online MSW – A low-residency, innovative and user-friendly alternative to distance learning and on-campus classes
  • Advanced Standing Online MSW – Designed for students who graduated from an accredited BSW program in the last five years

Which department am I in?

School of Social Work

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$39,790.00 per year
USD $19,895/semester
Start date

Expected January, August 2023

Venue

Adelphi University

1 South Avenue,

GARDEN CITY,

New York,

11530, United States

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
US$39,790.00 per year
USD $19,895/semester
Start date

Expected January, August 2023

Venue

Adelphi University

1 South Avenue,

GARDEN CITY,

New York,

11530, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and must present evidence of their qualifications for advanced study.

For international students

Applicants for the MSW degree must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

TOEFL score of 585 or IELTS required for international candidates if in the United States for less than three years

Advanced Standing program applicants must also submit evidence of the following: An undergraduate degree from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)–accredited social work program within the past five years.

Grades of B or better in all social work courses (in some cases, additional courses may be required)

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

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