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Syracuse University Online Master of Social Work, New York

Why Syracuse University?

Syracuse University, a large private university in Syracuse, New York, offers an online Master of Social Work program for individuals looking for professional training in social work. Syracuse accepts applicants with an undergraduate degree in any subject.    

Standardized test scores are not required, and a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00  is expected.  

Program Snapshot

University Name Syracuse University
Location Syracuse
State New York
Niche.com Grade A
Name of Degree Master of Social Work
School or Department Administering Program Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
Credits 60
Cost per credit $1,084.00
Tuition for Entire Program $65,040
Test Requirements No
Minimum GPA 3.00
Prerequisite Courses and Skills none
Campus Visit Required? No Visit Required
Typical Time to Complete as few as 36 months
When Can Students Start the Program? January, May, August
Program Concentrations Advanced Integrated Practice (AIP); Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP)
Synchronous Classes Yes
Required Courses
  • Persons in Social Context
  • Applied Research in Social Context
  • Social Welfare Policy and Services
  • Human Diversity in Social Contexts
  • Psychopathology
  • Family Systems Theory
  • Advanced Practice with Individuals, Families and Groups
  • Field Instruction III with Seminar
  • Fundamentals of Social Work Practice
  • Clinical Practice Evaluation
  • Social Work Practice in Mental Health
  • Mental Health Policy
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs in Social Work Practice
Does the Program Include a Capstone? No
Does the Program Include a Practicum or Internship? Yes
Other Features that Make the Program Unique Our curriculum is rooted in themes such as military culture and mental health practice, trauma-informed care, social justice, leadership and social work in the digital age; first 200 of field experience is virtual (demonstrations, etc)
Program Objectives (quoted directly from the program) Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior; Engage diversity and difference in practice; Advance human rights and social, economic and environmental justice; Engage in practice-informed research and research-informed practice; engage in policy practice; Engage, assess, intervene and evaluate practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities
Program Description Offering a wide choice of electives, the program at Syracuse comprises 60 credits of coursework. A capstone is not required but all students must complete a practicum.  Two concentrations are offered. 

What will I Learn?

As with all programs that are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, the Master of Social Work program at Rutgers focuses on teaching students professional ethics and foundations.  Students learn to engage with issues of diversity and difference, and to understand the role of human rights and social justice in social work theory and practice. All coursework is guided by a basis in evidence and research, and students learn to assess and evaluate their own practice, and to be active in policymaking.

Required courses in the program offer several different ways to understand clients and communities, with courses including Persons in Social Context, Social Welfare Policy and Services, Human Diversity in Social Context, and Family Systems Theory. Students learn key professional skills in Fundamentals of Social Work Practice, Psychopathology, and Advanced Practice with Individuals, Families, and Groups. They deepen their understanding of key issues and skills in Clinical Practice, Evaluation, Social Work Practice in Mental Health, Mental Health Policy, and Alcohol and Other Drugs in Social Work Practice. Applied Research in Social Contexts is also required. The required practicum experience is accompanied by Field Instruction Seminar courses.  All other courses are electives.

Students can choose to specialize in one of the following concentrations: Advanced Integrated Practice (AIP); Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP).

How much will the program cost?

Students finish their degree within as few as 36 months and pay $1,084.00 per credit for a total of 60 credits, or $65,040 in total.

How does the program fit into my life?

Courses are synchronous, meaning that students attend “live” class sessions online each week at a scheduled time.  No campus visit is required. Most students complete the program in as few as 36 months. Students can enter the program in January, May or August. The first 200 hours of the practicum experience is virtual, including demonstrations from other professionals.

Summary

With a curriculum is rooted in themes such as military culture and mental health practice, trauma-informed care, social justice, leadership and social work in the digital age, the Master of Social Work program at Syracuse University gives students the opportunity to specialize in either Integrated Practice or Clinical Practice. A wide variety of electives is available.  Live synchronous classes offer the opportunity for building connections with peers and instructors at this prestigious university.