MSW

Two-Year Program

The Two-Year Full Time Program is designed for students who can devote themselves to full-time study in social work. Students attend classes two days a week and are in field placement three days a week. Students can complete the 60 academic credits required for graduation in two years.

Curriculum

Year One
Fall Spring
  • SSW 701 Social Welfare Policy & Services I
  • SSW 711 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I
  • SSW 717 Social Work Practice Learning Lab I
  • SSW Method Choice I
    • 721 – Clinical Practice I
    • OR
    • 741 – Community Organizing I
  • SSW 761 Field Practicum I
  • SSW 702 Social Welfare Policy II
  • SSW 712 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II
  • SSW 718 Social Work Practice Learning Lab II
  • SSW Method Choice II
    • 722 – Clinical Practice II
    • OR
    • 742 – Community Organizing II
  • SSW 762 Field Placement II
Year Two
Fall Spring
  • SSW 713 Human Behavior in the Social Environment III *
  • SSW 751 Social Work Research I
  • SSW Method Choice III
  • 723 – Clinical Practice III
  • 743 – Community Organizing III
  • Field of Practice Platform Course
  • SSW 763 Field Practicum III
  • SSW 752 Social Work Research II
  • Elective **
  • Elective
  • SSW 764 Field Practicum IV
  • SSW 790 Professional Seminar

*Clinical method students only. Community Organizing and Development students replace this course with an elective.

**Clinical method students only. Community Organizing and Development students replace this course with SSW 713 HBIII.

(All courses are 3 credits)

Requirements

  1. Must meet General Requirements
  2. Two Letters of Recommendation (One must be from your Social Service employer, internship, or volunteership; the second can be same or Academic)
  3. Transcripts from your Undergraduate and Graduate Colleges
  4. Statement of Purpose (Recommended 3-4 pages) (Check out, Tips for writing the Statement of Purpose)

Application Checklist

  1. Choose one Program (Pathway)
  2. Choose a Practice Method (Major Method)
  3. Online Application & Enrollment Process


One-Year Residency Program

The One-Year Residency Program (OYR) is a work-study program designed to provide access to graduate social work study to full-time social service workers. Individuals are eligible to apply if they have completed at least two years of full-time successful employment in a social service agency at the time of application and if the current social service employer agrees to provide a field placement internship approved by the School during the student’s second year in the program.  The field placement internship takes place in the agency in which the student is employed. The total field placement internship is competed in the residency year. Students usually complete the 60 credit program in five semesters plus two intervening summers.

Curriculum

Year One
Fall Spring
  • SSW 701 Social Welfare Policy & Services I
  • SSW 711 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I
  • SSW 717 Social Work Practice Learning Lab I
  • SSW 712 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II
  • SSW 718 Social Work Practice Learning Lab II
  • SSW Method Choice I
  •  721 – Clinical Practice I
Summer
  • SSW 713 Human Behavior in the Social Environment III
  • SSW 702 – Social Welfare Policy & Services II
Year Two
Fall Winter
  • SSW 751 Social Research I
  • SSW Method Choice
  • 722 – Clinical Practice II
  • 741 – Community Organizing I
  • Field of Practice Course
  • SSW 767 Field Practicum I
Elective (Option)**
Spring Summer
  • SSW Method Choice
  • 723 – Clinical Practice III
  • 742 – Community Organizing II
  • SSW 752 Social Work Research II
  • Elective
  • SSW 768 Field Practicum II
  • Elective* (Option)
  • SSW 790 Professional Seminar* (Option)
  • SSW 743 Community Organizing III*** (option)
Year Three
  • SSW 790 Professional Seminar (Option)
  • SSW 743 Community Organizing III*** (option)
* Students can choose to take SSW 790 in the summer term to graduate in two years, or decide to extend their graduation date to the fall.
* * Taking course during the winter might require out of pocket expense.
*** Students can choose to take SSW 743 in the summer term to graduate in two years or decide to extend their graduation date to the fall.

(All courses are 3 credits)

Requirements

  1. Must meet General Requirements
  2. Agency Executive Agreement Form with Signature (Form can be found in your Online Application, under “Downloadable Forms” )
  3. Agency Executive Letter of Recommendation from agency Executive
  4. One Letter of Recommendation (Professional or Academic)
  5. Transcripts from your Undergraduate and Graduate Colleges
  6. Statement of Purpose (Recommended 3-4 pages)(Check out, Tips for writing the Statement of Purpose)

Application Checklist

  1. Choose one Program (Pathway)
  2. Choose a Practice Method (Major Method)
  3. Online Application & Enrollment Process


Advanced Standing Program

This program is designed for students who have earned a baccalaureate in social work (BSW) degree from a Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited social work program. Applicants must have received the BSW degree within the five years prior to application. Applicants accepted into the program receive credit for the first year of the MSW program. Applicant must meet all other admissions criteria for acceptance into the graduate social work program at Silberman. Students can complete the 36 credit program in three semesters. The available methods in this program are Clinical Practice with Individuals, Families, and Groups and Community Organization, Planning, and Development.

Curriculum

Year One
Summer Fall
  • SSW 702 Social Welfare Policy & Services II
  • *SSW 712 Human Behavior & the Social Environment II -OR- SSW 713 Human Behavior & the Social Environment III
  • Elective** (Option)

*Must be completed if not completed in your BSW degree.

  • SSW 713 Human Behavior & the Social Environment III or Elective
  • SSW Method Choice I
  • 721 – Clinical Practice I
  • 741 – Community Organizing, Planning, and Development
  • SSW Method Choice II
  • 722 – Clinical Practice II
  • SSW 751 Social Work Research I
  • SSW 763 Field Practicum III
Spring Summer
  • SSW 752 Social Work Research II
  • SSW 764 Field Practicum IV
  • SSW Method Choice II
  • 742 – Community Organizing II
  • SSW Method Choice III
  • 723 – Clinical Practice III
  • Elective
  • SSW 790 Professional Seminar
  • Elective** (Option)
  • SSW Method Choice III
  • 743 – Community Organizing Planning and Development

**Should contact the financial aid office regarding loan and taking summer 3 credit course.

(All courses are 3 credits)

Requirements

  1. Must meet General Requirements
  2. Two Core Competency Forms, filled out by Field Instructor and Faculty Advisor (Forms can be found in your Online Application, under “Downloadable Forms)
  3. Transcripts from your Undergraduate and Graduate Colleges
  4. Statement of Purpose (Recommended 3-4 pages)(Check out, Tips for writing the Statement of Purpose)
  5. Practice Example (From fieldwork experience: may illustrate practice with an individual, a family, a group, a community, or an organization)

Application Checklist

  1. Choose one Program (Pathway)
  2. Choose a Practice Method (Major Method)
  3. Online Application & Enrollment Process


Accelerated Full-Time Program (Suspended for program evaluation)

This is an intensive program for outstanding students prepared to participate in a demanding 18-month program. This program is designed for students who can devote themselves to full-time study. Students are expected to attend classes two days a week and to participate in the field placement three days a week Students can complete the 60-credit program in five semesters. The only method available in this program is Clinical Practice with Individuals, Families, and Groups.

Curriculum

Year One
Spring Summer
  • SSW 701 Social Welfare Policy & Services I
  • SSW 711 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I
  • SSW 717 Social Work Practice Learning Lab I
  • SSW 721 Method: Work with Individuals, Families and Groups I
  • SSW 761 Field Practicum I
  • SSW 712 Human Behavior & the Social Environment II
  • SSW 718 Social Work Practice Learning Lab II
  • SSW 722 Method: Work with Individuals, Families and Groups II
  • SSW 762 Field Practicum II
Year Two
Fall Winter
  • SSW 713 Human Behavior & the Social Environment III
  • SSW 723 Method: Work with Individuals, Families and Groups II
  • SSW 751 Social Work Research I
  • Field of Practice Platform Course
  • SSW 763 Field Practicum III
  • Elective (Option)*
Spring Summer
  • SSW 702 Social Welfare Policy &amp Services II
  • SSW 752 Social Work Research II
  • SSW 764 Field Practicum II
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • SSW 790 Professional Seminar (Option)*

(All courses are 3 credits)

* Taking course during the winter might require out-of-pocket expense

Requirements

  1. Must meet General Requirements
  2. Two Letters of Recommendation (One must be from your Social Service employer, internship ,or volunteership; the second can be same or Academic)
  3. Transcripts from your Undergraduate and Graduate Colleges
  4. Statement of Purpose (Recommended 3-4 pages)

Application Checklist

  1. Choose one Program (Pathway)
  2. Choose a Practice Method (Major Method; For Accelerated Programs, only Major Method available is Clinical Practice with Individuals, Families, and Groups)
  3. Online Application & Enrollment Process


 Accelerated One-Year Residency Program (Suspended for program evaluation)

This is an intensive program for outstanding students prepared to participate in a rigorous 24-month program. This work-study program is designed to provide access to graduate social work study to full-time social service workers. As in the fall OYR program, applicants are eligible if they have completed at least two years full-time successful employment in a social service agency at the time of application and if the current social service employer agrees to provide a field placement internship approved by the School during the student’s third and fourth semesters in the program. The field placement internship takes place in the agency at which the student is employed. The total field placement internship is competed in the residency year occurring in the third and fourth semesters. Students can complete the 60-credit program in six semesters. The only method available in this program is Clinical Practice with Individuals, Families, and Groups.

Curriculum

Year One
Spring Summer
  • SSW 701 Social Welfare Policy & Services I
  • SSW 711 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I
  • SSW 717 Social Work Practice Learning Lab I
  • SSW 712 Human Behavior & the Social Environment II
  • SSW 718 Social Work Practice Learning Lab II
  • SSW 721 Method: Work with Individuals, Families and Groups I
Year Two
Fall Winter
  • SSW 722 Method: Work with Individuals, Families and Groups II
  • SSW 751 Social Work Research I
  • SSW 767 Field Practicum I
  • Fields of Practice Platform Course
  • Elective (Option)**
Spring Summer
  • SSW 723 Method: Work with Individuals, Families and Groups III
  • SSW 752 Social Work Research II
  • SSW 702 Social Welfare Policy & Services II
  • SSW 768 Field Practicum II
  • SSW 713 Human Behavior & the Social Environment II
  • Elective
  • Elective Option
  • SSW 790 Professional Seminar (Option)*
Year Three
Fall
  • SSW 790 Professional Seminar(3 Credits) Elective
  • Elective
* Students can choose to take SSW 790 in the summer term to graduate in two years or decide to extend their graduation date to the fall.
** Taking course during the winter might require out of pocket expense.

(All courses are 3 credits, except second year spring course SSW 768 is 6 credits)

Two electives are required to complete the program. They can be taken in the winter, summer, or fall of your last year at the school. Please meet with your advisor to map out the best plan for your academic and financial needs.

Requirements

  1. Must meet General Requirements
  2. Agency Executive Agreement Form with Signature (Form can be found in your Online Application, under “Downloadable Forms” )
  3. Agency Executive Letter of Recommendation from agency Executive
  4. One Letter of Recommendation (Professional or Academic)
  5. Transcripts from your Undergraduate and Graduate Colleges
  6. Statement of Purpose (Recommended 3-4 pages)(Check out, Tips for writing the Statement of Purpose)

Application Checklist

  1. Choose one Program (Pathway)
  2. Choose a Practice Method (Major Method; For Accelerated Programs, only Major Method available is Clinical Practice with Individuals, Families, and Groups)
  3. Online Application & Enrollment Process

 


Dual Degree – M.S.W. & M.S.Ed.

Silberman School of Social Work and the Bank Street College of Education. Infant and Family Development and Early Intervention.

This 85 credit dual master’s degree program focuses exclusively on the special needs and vulnerabilities of children from birth to 3 years old and their families. It prepares social workers for professional roles that combine both educational and clinical skills to work effectively in the field of early intervention. The program design incorporates theoretical and practice aspects of each degree into a cohesive program. Applicants apply to, and are accepted at, each institution separately. Degrees, both at the MSW and Master of Science in Education (MSEd) in Infant and Parent Development, are awarded simultaneously at the completion of the entire program. The program requirements satisfy the accreditation standards for each degree. In the first two years of the program, students have an intensive experience at each institution, starting at Bank Street. In the third year, students move between both institutions to complete the course work. Both institutions require a supervised field placement. Students are responsible for the tuition at both Silberman and Bank Street.

Curriculum

Year One
Summer & Fall Spring
  • EDUC 500 Child Dev (summer)
  • EDUC 802 World of the Toddler
  • EDUC 519 or 520 Educating Infants and Toddlers: Environments or Programs
  • EDUC 954 Fieldwork
  • EDUC 801 World of the Infant
  • EDUC 808 Observation and Recording
  • EDUC 954 Fieldwork (do EI placement)
  • SSW 717 Social Work Practice Lab I
Summer
  • SSW 712 Human Behavior II
  • SSW 718 Social Work Practice Lab II
Year Two
Fall Spring
  • SSW 721 Method: Work with Individuals, Families and Groups I
  • SSW 722 Method: Work with Individuals, Families and Groups II
  • SSW 767 Field Practicum I
  • EDUC 803 Developmental Variations
  • SSW 723 Method: Work with Individuals, Families and Groups III
  • SSW 701 Social Welfare Policy And Services I
  • SSW 768 Field Practicum II
  • SSW Elective
Summer
  • SSW Elective
  • SSW Human Behavior III
Year Three
Fall Spring
  • SSW 751 Social Work Research I
  • EDUC 613 Understanding and Working with Parents
  • EDUC 891 Developmental Assessment of Infants and Toddlers
  • SSW 702 Social Welfare Policy & Services II
  • SSW 790 Professional Seminar

(All courses are 3 credits, except first year course EDUC 954  Fieldwork in the summer & fall, spring and second year course SSW 768 Field Practicum II are 6 credits. Second year fall course EDUC 803  Developmental Variations and year three fall course EDUC 613 Understanding and Working with Parents is 2 credits.)

Hunter: 51 credits  +  Bank Street: 34 credits = 85 Total Credits

Requirements

  1. Must meet General Requirements
  2. Complete Bank Street Application.
  3. Two Letter of Recommendation (Professional or Academic)
  4. Transcripts from your Undergraduate and Graduate Colleges
  5. Statement of Purpose (Recommended 3-4 pages)(Check out, Tips for writing the Statement of Purpose)

Application Checklist

  1. Choose one Program (Pathway)
  2. Choose a Practice Method (Major Method; For Accelerated Programs, only Major Method available is Clinical Practice with Individuals, Families, and Groups)
  3. Online Application & Enrollment Process

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