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Manhattan Center


MSW Program at the Manhattan Center

Our graduate program is highly ranked.

Graduate students can now take the full MSW program at the Manhattan Center (minus one required course that must be taken at the main campus in Garden City). Classes are conveniently offered in the evenings and on Saturday.

The School offers several routes to the MSW:

  • Full-time program completed in two years
  • Part-time program extending three to four years
  • One-Year Residency (OYR) program for human service professionals who have three or more years of social work related experience under direct MSW supervision
  • Advanced Standing program for students who earned the baccalaureate degree in social work from a CSWE-accredited program.

Please refer to the School’s application materials for more detailed information

MSW Curriculum

The Master of Social Work program offers an integrative, multi-method curriculum that develops intellectual rigor, compassionate understanding, humanitarian values and skills for providing the most effective help possible. Methods taught range from direct practice with individuals, families and groups to social research and community change through improved policy and program development, advocacy and social action.

All advanced year students complete a concentration in contemporary direct practice with an emphasis on working with individuals, families, couples and groups. A capstone course serves as a vehicle for integrating learning across the first and advanced years of the program, demonstrating to students how their acquired knowledge and skill can be applied to social problems, both predictable and unknown, that will challenge them over the course of their careers.

Field Instruction

Field instruction is an integral part of the BSW and the MSW programs. It provides opportunities to apply classroom learning to work with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities.

Students work closely with the School’s field education department in identifying their interests and learning needs, thus ensuring a challenging and rewarding field placement experience. Experienced MSW’s supervise placements in a wide variety of settings—day program, clinics, schools, community residences and hospitals. Students employed in the social work field may qualify to apply for work/study fieldwork internships at their places of employment.

Field instruction coordinators meet with students to ascertain individual interests and to formalize internship placements.


All students are assigned to an adviser to help them with academic planning. Upon beginning their fieldwork, students are assigned to a faculty member who acts as a liaison between the field agency and the school. The faculty liaison monitors students’ assignments and performance, interprets learning needs to the agency, and, most importantly, serves as a model to students new to the profession.

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