MSW Application Process


 
STEP ONE: APPLY

  SUBMIT AN ONLINE APPLICATION
STEP THREE: ACCEPTANCE
After we receive all of your completed application materials, your file will be reviewed and you will receive notification of your admission status.
STEP FOUR: COMPLETE FAFSA
A financial aid assessment will be made once you are
accepted for admissions AND have completed your FAFSA.
STEP FIVE: IMMUNIZATION RECORD
Students must submit this Immunization Record Form prior to enrollment.

Master of Social Work

The Nyack College Master of Social Work prepares students from a bio-psycho-social-spiritual model for advanced social work practice. Students develop a professional sense of self that integrates Christian teachings of justice, compassion and service.

In an effort to accommodate a wide range of student needs, the MSW program of study has developed many paths to completing the program; full-time, part-time and advanced standing tracks are offered. Courses are offered in traditional classroom settings and in a hybrid format (combination of traditional classroom and online education).  First-year coursework builds a foundation to orienting students to the social work profession from a Christian context. In the second year, students focus their studies in an area of concentration. 

MSW in Clinical Social Work or
MSW in Leadership in Organizations and Communities

Advanced Standing MSW Program – 33 credits

This program is available for students who enter with a BSW from a CSWE accredited program within seven years of graduation and meet the admission requirements. An overall minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and a minimum 3.0 in social work courses are required. Students who have a 2.75 to 2.9 GPA on the last 60 credits leading to the bachelor’s degree will be considered for admission on a provisional basis. The advanced standing program can be completed in two semesters or part time (four to six semesters).

Traditional MSW Program – 63 credits

This program is designed for students who don't meet the Advanced Standing requirements. A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a GPA of 2.75 or higher is required. Students who have a 2.5 to 2.74 GPA will be considered for admission on a provisional basis. The traditional program can be completed either full-time (four semesters) or part-time (six to eight semesters).

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