Silberman SSW Programs

The MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, and our students graduate with the social work competencies and associated practice behaviors articulated in the Council on Social Work Education Educational Policy Standards.

Our primary goal is to attract exceptionally qualified and culturally diverse students, and graduate them as knowledgeable, skilled, and resilient social work leaders with a commitment to social and economic justice who respond competently, ethically, and innovatively to emerging practice problems and populations in New York and other major urban areas.

The School of Social Work adheres to the principle that education for social work proceeds from a common core of values and knowledge incorporated into social work practice.

The MSW curriculum, post-master’s program, and PhD program at the Silberman School of Social Work reflect a commitment to social change, diversity, and practice in the urban environment.

Students seeking the MSW are admitted to one of four program pathways: the Full-Time Program; the One-Year Residency (OYR) Program for experienced human service workers; the Advanced Standing Program for students who meet core competencies and have graduated from a CSWE-accredited BSW program; and the Bank Street College School of Education Dual-Degree (MSEd/MSW) Program. Students are accepted into the Full-Time Program and the OYR Program in either the fall or spring semesters. Spring admissions cohort (either full-time or OYR) is accelerated, allowing students to matriculate continuously and complete all course requirements more quickly. This cohort is open only to those seeking to concentrate in clinical practice with individuals and families. For more information on the pathways, click here.