Why Yeshiva University?
Yeshiva University, a small private Jewish university in New York, offers an online Master of Social Work program that introduces students to the skills and theory of the social work profession. Yeshiva University recruits applicants holding any undergraduate degree.
Standardized test scores are not required, and a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 is expected.
|University Name||Yeshiva University|
|Name of Degree||Master of Social Work|
|School or Department Administering Program||Wurzweiler School of Social Work|
|Cost per credit||$1,085.00|
|Tuition for Entire Program||$65,100|
|Prerequisite Courses and Skills||none|
|Campus Visit Required?||No Visit Required|
|Typical Time to Complete||2.5-5 years|
|When Can Students Start the Program?||Fall, Spring|
|Program Concentrations||Gerontology and Palliative Care Embedded Certification; Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) Credentialing|
|Does the Program Include a Capstone?||Yes|
|Does the Program Include a Practicum or Internship?||Yes|
|Other Features that Make the Program Unique||Specializations, include social work in schools, gerontology and military social work; small class sizes; individual advising and supervision; committed to excellence of social work practice in the Jewish Communal Service field and in the wider world of social services.|
|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||This prestigious program taught from a Jewish perspective prepares students for careers in social work. A capstone is required and all students must complete a practicum. Students can specialize in either Gerontology and Palliative Care or Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.|
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 Yeshiva 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.
Students learn to understand their clients in Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Cultural Diversity, and Psychosocial Pathology. Students learn key professional skills in Generalist Social Work Practice I and II, Advanced Clinical Practice with Individuals and Families I and II, and Advanced Group Work Practice I and II. Students debate and understand professional values in Philosophical Foundations of Social Work and Social Work Values and Ethics.
The required practicum experience is accompanied by Field Work Orientation I and II, Generalist Social Work Practice Field Work I and II, and Advanced Field Work I and II. Graduates of the program are equipped to contribute to research and policy after taking required courses in Social Welfare and Social Change, Social Work Practice and Evaluation Research, Advanced Policy Advocacy, and Applied Methods in Social Work Research. All students complete a capstone project.
Students can choose to specialize in one of the following concentrations: Gerontology and Palliative Care Embedded Certification; Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) Credentialing.
How much will the program cost?
Students finish their degree within 2.5-5 years and pay $1,085.00 per credit for a total of 60 credits, or $65,100 in total.
How does the program fit into my life?
No campus visit is required. All classes are asynchronous. Most students complete the program within 2.5 to 5 years. Students can enter the program in Fall or Spring semester. Throughout the program, students will benefit from small class sizes, individual advisement and direct field supervision, all offered by their dedicated faculty advisor.
The Yeshiva University Master of Social Work program is designed to accommodate unique specializations, including social work in schools, geriatric centers and military contexts. Graduates are prepared to work in both the Jewish Communal Service field and in the wider world of social services. The cost of the program is on the higher end compared to similar programs. Additional funding may be available from this prestigious private university.