NYU Shanghai and NYU Silver’s joint MSW program at Shanghai and New York provides the opportunity to experience an innovative global MSW education. The program consists of a generalist practice curriculum in Shanghai followed by a specialized practice curriculum in clinical social work in New York City. Extended immersion in Shanghai and New York allows students to critically reflect on cultural, social, and economic similarities and differences between these two environments, and it enhances their learning about and capacity for culturally appropriate practice. Students also participate in a total of 1200 hours of field learning experience.
GLOBAL MSW EDUCATION
The MSW at Shanghai and New York program is designed for students of any nationality who desire a truly global social work education. Global and multi-cultural content is infused throughout the curriculum. Shanghai field placements not only feature bilingual (English and Mandarin) opportunities, but they also provide a focus on emerging social issues in China today. New York field placements provide a complementary focus on social and clinical issues within a US context. Upon graduation, students will receive an NYU-granted MSW degree, recognized by the Chinese Ministry of Education.
All courses will be taught in English. In Shanghai, students will have their field placements at local social service agencies and hospitals. These placements will be in either Chinese or English, depending on a student’s language capability. In New York, students will have their field placements in the greater New York metropolitan area, where a wide variety of agency settings are available. This field placement will be at a site where English is the primary language.
FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME PATHWAYS
Two pathways are available to accommodate students' varying schedules. The Two-Year program at Shanghai and New York is similar to the Two-Year program in New York, but students attend the first year at NYU Shanghai and the second year in New York City, at NYU's Washington Square campus. The Extended program at Shanghai and New York is similar to the Extended Program in New York, but students attend the first two years at NYU Shanghai and the third year at NYU's Washington Square campus. In the Extended Program, the first two years at NYU Shanghai are pursued on a part-time basis.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MSW STUDENTS AND ALUMNI
A Non-Traditional Path to Social Work - Interview with ‘19 MSW Graduate Carly Siuta
Looking Back on Shanghai and New York Experience - Interview with ‘19 MSW Graduate Michelle Wong
Experience the Harmony in Diversity - Interview with ‘20 MSW Student Kaichen Tan
MSW Student Feature Series - Interview with '20 MSW Student Justin Pataray
First Round: Jan 6, 2023
Second Round: Feb 10, 2023
Third Round: Mar 10, 2023
Please note: the application for all MSW degree programs consists of:
- The completed online application
- A statement of purpose
- Transcripts from all college and universities attended
- TOEFL or IELTS
- Three letters of reference