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

Clinical

Time Frame Course # Title Credits Total
Year One Fall SSW 701 Social Welfare Policy & Services 3 ☐ 15
SSW 711 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I 3 ☐
SSW 717 Social Work Practice Learning Lab I 3 ☐
SSW 721 Clinical Practice with Individuals, Families and Small Groups I 3 ☐
SSW 761 Field Practicum I 3 ☐
Spring SSW 702 Social Welfare Policy & Services II 3 ☐ 15
SSW 712 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II 3 ☐
SSW 718 Social Work Practice Learning Lab II 3 ☐
SSW 722 Clinical Practice with Individuals, Families and Small Groups II 3 ☐
SSW 762 Field Practicum II 3 ☐
Year Two Fall SSW 713 Human Behavior in the Social Environment III 3 ☐ 15
SSW 751 Social Work Research I 3 ☐
SSW 723 Clinical Practice with Individuals, Families and Small Groups III 3 ☐
Elective 3 ☐
SSW 763 Field Practicum III 3 ☐
Spring SSW 752 Social Work Research II 3 ☐ 15
SSW 764 Field Practicum IV 3 ☐
SSW 790 Professional Seminar 3 ☐
Elective 3 ☐
Elective 3 ☐
Total Credits 60

 

Community Organizing

Time Frame Course # Title Credits Total
Year One Fall SSW 701 Social Welfare Policy & Services 3 ☐ 15
SSW 711 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I 3 ☐
SSW 717 Social Work Practice Learning Lab I 3 ☐
SSW 741 Community Organizing I 3 ☐
SSW 761 Field Practicum I 3 ☐
Spring SSW 702 Social Welfare Policy & Services II 3 ☐ 15
SSW 712 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II 3 ☐
SSW 718 Social Work Practice Learning Lab II 3 ☐
SSW 742 Community Organizing II 3 ☐
SSW 762 Field Practicum II 3 ☐
Year Two Fall Elective 3 ☐ 15
SSW 751 Social Work Research I 3 ☐
SSW 743 Community Organizing III 3 ☐
Elective 3 ☐
SSW 763 Field Practicum III 3 ☐
Spring SSW 752 Social Work Research II 3 ☐ 15
SSW 764 Field Practicum IV 3 ☐
SSW 790 Professional Seminar 3 ☐
SSW 713 Human Behavior in the Social Environment III (CO focus) 3 ☐
Elective 3 ☐
Total Credits 60

 

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

Clinical

Time Frame Course # Title Credits Total
Year One Fall SSW 701 Social Welfare Policy & Services I 3 ☐ 9
SSW 711 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I 3 ☐
SSW 717 Social Work Practice Learning Lab I 3 ☐
Spring SSW 712 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II 3 ☐ 9
SSW 718 Social Work Practice Learning Lab II 3 ☐
SSW 721 Clinical Practice with Individuals, Families and Small Groups I 3 ☐
Summer SSW 713 Human Behavior in the Social Environment III 3 ☐ 6
SSW 702 Social Welfare Policy & Services II 3 ☐
Year Two* Fall SSW 751 Social Work Research I 3 ☐ 15
SSW 722 Clinical Practice with Individuals, Families and Small Groups II 3 ☐
Elective 3 ☐
SSW 767 Field Practicum I 6 ☐
Spring SSW 723 Clinical Practice with Individuals, Families and Small Groups III 3 ☐ 15
SSW 752 Social Work Research II 3 ☐
SSW 768 Field Practicum II 6 ☐
Elective 3 ☐
Summer or Fall SSW 790 Professional Seminar 3 ☐ 6
Elective 3 ☐
Total Credits 60

*Program can extend into Year Three if student chooses to take final courses in the fall semester.

 

Community Organizing

Time Frame Course # Title Credits Total
Year One Fall SSW 701 Social Welfare Policy & Services I 3 ☐ 9
SSW 711 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I 3 ☐
SSW 717 Social Work Practice Learning Lab I 3 ☐
Spring SSW 712 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II 3 ☐ 9
SSW 718 Social Work Practice Learning Lab II 3 ☐
Elective 3 ☐
Summer SSW 713 Human Behavior in the Social Environment III (CO focus) *or elective 3 ☐ 6
SSW 702 Social Welfare Policy & Services II 3 ☐
Year Two* Fall SSW 751 Social Work Research I 3 ☐ 15
SSW 741 Community Organizing I 3 ☐
Elective 3 ☐
SSW 767 Field Practicum I 6 ☐
Spring SSW 742 Community Organizing II 3 ☐ 12
SSW 752 Social Work Research II 3 ☐
SSW 768 Field Practicum II 6 ☐
Elective (or HB3 with CO focus)* option
Summer or Fall SSW 790 Professional Seminar 3 ☐ 9
SSW 743 Community Organizing III 3 ☐
(Elective)* 3 ☐
Total Credits 60

*Program can extend into Year Three if student chooses to take final courses in the fall semester.

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

Clinical, HB II Exempt

Time Frame Course # Title Credits Total
Year One Fall SSW 721 Clinical Practice with Individuals, Families and Small Groups I 3 ☐ 15
SSW 722 Clinical Practice with Individuals, Families and Small Groups II 3 ☐
SSW 713 Human Behavior in the Social Environment III 3 ☐
SSW 751 Social Work Research I 3 ☐
SSW 763 Field Practicum III 3 ☐
Spring SSW 752 Social Work Research II 3 ☐ 15
SSW 723 Clinical Practice with Individuals, Families and Small Groups III 3 ☐
SSW 702 Social Welfare Policy & Services II 3 ☐
Elective 3 ☐
SSW 764 Field Practicum IV 3 ☐
Summer SSW 790 Professional Seminar 3 ☐ 6
Elective 3 ☐
Total Credits 36

 

 

CO, HB II Exempt

Time Frame Course # Title Credits Total
Year One Fall SSW 741 Community Organizing, Planning, and Development I 3 ☐ 15
SSW 751 Social Work Research I 3 ☐
SSW 763 Field Practicum III 3 ☐
Elective 3 ☐
SSW 713 Human Behavior in the Social Environment III 3 ☐
Spring SSW 752 Social Work Research II 3 ☐ 15
SSW 742 Community Organizing, Planning, and Development II 3 ☐
SSW 702 Social Welfare Policy & Services II 3 ☐
SSW 764 Field Practicum IV 3 ☐
Elective 3 ☐
Summer SSW 790 Professional Seminar 3 ☐ 6
SSW 743 Community Organizing, Planning, and Development III 3 ☐
Total Credits 36

 

 

Clinical, with HB II

Time Frame Course # Title Credits Total
Year One Fall SSW 721 Clinical Practice with Individuals, Families and Small Groups I 3 ☐ 15
SSW 722 Clinical Practice with Individuals, Families and Small Groups II 3 ☐
Elective 3 ☐
SSW 751 Social Work Research I 3 ☐
SSW 763 Field Practicum III 3 ☐
Spring SSW 752 Social Work Research II 3 ☐ 15
SSW 723 Clinical Practice with Individuals, Families and Small Groups III 3 ☐
SSW 712 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II 3 ☐
Elective* 3 ☐
SSW 764 Field Practicum IV 3 ☐
Summer SSW 713 Human Behavior in the Social Environment III 3 ☐ 9
SSW 790 Professional Seminar 3 ☐
SSW 702 Social Welfare Policy & Services II 3 ☐
Total Credits 39

*Option available of taking an elective in the Winter and Policy II in the spring semester with an additional fee.

 

 

CO, with HB II

Time Frame Course # Title Credits Total
Year One Fall SSW 741 Community Organizing, Planning, and Development I 3 ☐ 15
SSW 751 Social Work Research I 3 ☐
SSW 763 Field Practicum III 3 ☐
Elective 3 ☐
Elective* 3 ☐
Spring SSW 752 Social Work Research II 3 ☐ 15
SSW 742 Community Organizing, Planning, and Development II 3 ☐
SSW 702 Social Welfare Policy & Services II 3 ☐
SSW 764 Field Practicum IV 3 ☐
SSW 712 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II 3 ☐
Summer SSW 743 Community Organizing, Planning, and Development III 3 ☐ 9
SSW 713 Human Behavior in the Social Environment III 3 ☐
SSW 790 Professional Seminar 3 ☐
Total Credits 39

*Option available of taking an elective in the Winter and Professional Seminar in the spring semester with an additional fee. 

 

 

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

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

Time Frame Course # Title Credits Total
Year One Spring SSW 701 Social Welfare Policy & Services I 3 ☐ 15
SSW 711 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I 3 ☐
SSW 717 Social Work Practice Learning Lab I 3 ☐
SSW 721 Method: Work with Individuals, Families and Groups I 3 ☐
SSW 761 Field Practicum I 3 ☐
Summer SSW 712 Human Behavior & the Social Environment II 3 ☐ 12
SSW 718 Social Work Practice Learning Lab II 3 ☐
SSW 722 Method: Work with Individuals, Families and Groups II 3 ☐
SSW 762 Field Practicum II 3 ☐
Year Two Fall SSW 713 Human Behavior in the Social Environment III 3 ☐ 15
SSW 723 Method: Work with Individuals, Families and Groups III 3 ☐
SSW 751 Social Work Research I 3 ☐
Elective 3 ☐
SSW 763 Field Practicum III 3 ☐
Spring SSW 702 Social Welfare Policy & Services II 3 ☐ 12
SSW 752 Social Work Research II 3 ☐
SSW 764 Field Practicum II 3 ☐
Elective 3 ☐
Summer* SSW 790 Professional Seminar 3 ☐ 6
Elective 3 ☐
Total Credits 60

*Please note: Summer classes are held in the evening 3 days/week from 6-9pm.

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

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

Time Frame Course # Title Credits Total
Year One Spring SSW 701 Social Welfare Policy & Services I 3 ☐ 12
SSW 711 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I 3 ☐
SSW 717 Social Work Practice Learning Lab I 3 ☐
SSW 721 Method: Work with Individuals, Families and Groups I 3 ☐
Summer SSW 712 Human Behavior & the Social Environment II 3 ☐ 9
SSW 718 Social Work Practice Learning Lab II 3 ☐
SSW 702 Social Welfare Policy & Services II 3 ☐
Year Two Fall SSW 751 Social Work Research I 3 ☐ 15
SSW 722 Method: Work with Individuals, Families and Groups II 3 ☐
Elective 3 ☐
SSW 767 Field Practicum I 6 ☐
Spring SSW 752 Social Work Research II 3 ☐ 15
SSW 723 Method: Work with Individuals, Families and Groups III 3 ☐
SSW 768 Field Practicum II 6 ☐
Elective 3 ☐
Summer* SSW 790 Professional Seminar 3 ☐ 9
SSW 713 Human Behavior in the Social Environment III 3 ☐
Elective 3 ☐
Total Credits 60

*Please note: Summer classes are held in the evening 3 days/week from 6-9pm.

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

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

 


 

Any degree pathway whose official Curriculum Plan deviates from the school’s standard four-semester, 15-credit-per-semester curriculum may result in an increased cost to students. For more information, please consult the Department of Enrollment Management and/or an Academic Advisor in the Department of Student Services.

 

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