Overview

MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK

  • Collaboration: Nazareth College and The College at Brockport jointly provide you with the best educational experience for advanced social work practice.
  • Location: Choose the Rochester (MetroCenter downtown), Auburn, or Watertown campus
  • Employment and licensing success: Many students accept social work job offers before or soon after graduating and successfully pass the state licensing exams within three months of graduation.

 

Day and evening classes; daytime fieldwork

 

Some classes at each site are offered online or hybrid (half online).

 

Complete in as fast as 1-2 years full-time

 

Internships, field experience, study abroad options

Program Options

Traditional M.S.W. (60 credits)
Advanced Standing (36 credits)
Advanced Certificate in Gerontological Social Work (15 credits, which can be part of the 36- or 60-credit M.S.W. program)

Curriculum Examples

  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • Social Work Practice and Cultural Diversity
  • Social Work Practice IV
  • Field Practicum/Seminar IV: Gerontological Social Work (for those who choose the gerontological certificate)
  • Advanced Social Welfare Policy: Interdisciplinary Health

Value of your Degree

First-time pass rates on social work licensing exams in 2016:

  • 83% (57 out of 69) on the New York State Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW), compared to 80% statewide and 81% nationally.
  • 92% (11 out of 12) on the New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), compared to 82% statewide and 78% nationally. Graduates are eligible to take the LCSW three years after receiving their LMSW and after completing 2,000 hours of supervised clinical licensed practice. Our curriculum meets the 12 clinical credit hours required by the LCSW license.

Making Grad School Affordable

Grants, scholarships, veterans benefits, loans, and undergraduate loan forgiveness are options for paying for this grad degree.

Affordability

Graduate's Perspective

"The Naz-Brockport program offers intimate class sizes. Professors make themselves readily available via text, phone, or email. Real social workers are teaching the classes, with real experience with issues you may face such as ethical dilemmas or people who are struggling but say they don't want help."

Denise Hynson, '14G, who went back to school after a career in finance and now works as a mental health therapist with Rochester Regional Health in the Rochester, N.Y. area.

What to Expect

  • Field education: Our contracts with over 250 agencies in 25 counties offer depth and breadth of field placements. Nearly all are scheduled during regular business hours. Choose to intern in community-based programs that address issues such as substance abuse, mental health, domestic violence, and at-risk families; or in health care settings as part of interprofessional and behavioral health care teams.
  • Opportunities: In addition to our acclaimed gerontological certificate program, we offer several funded traineeships, experiential learning, and study abroad courses.
  • Focus: Become prepared to help individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities achieve their goals and promote social and economic justice and equality.

Choice of Locations

  • Rochester: Day and evening classes are at the Brockport MetroCenter in downtown Rochester, near human services agencies. Some classes may be held on the Nazareth College campus, Pittsford.
  • Watertown or Auburn: Evening classes for part-time study are offered at two extension sites: Jefferson Higher Education Center in Watertown, N.Y., and Cayuga Community College's campus in Auburn, N.Y.

Catalog: Program Requirements & Course Descriptions »

 

How to Apply

For this collaborative program with The College at Brockport, read application instructions and apply only via Brockport.

Application Deadlines

Full-time programs
Part-time programs

Contact:

Brad A. Snyder, MPA
Coordinator of Admissions, Registration and Student Services

Office location: 
The College at Brockport MetroCenter
55 St. Paul Street, Suite 253
Rochester, NY 14604

Info Sessions

Join us for an information session in Rochester, Auburn, or Watertown, to meet with faculty/staff and learn about becoming an M.S.W. grad student in this unique program. Learn about admission requirements, the application process and general program information.

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