MSW Program at Shanghai and New York

NYU Silver’s MSW program at Shanghai and New York provides the opportunity to experience an innovative global MSW education. 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. The program consists of a generalist practice curriculum in Shanghai followed by a specialized practice curriculum in clinical social work in New York City. Students spend two semesters in a field instruction agency in each of the program’s two years, for a total of 1200 hours of field learning experience.

Bilingual Program
All courses will be taught in English. Students in their first year will have their field placement at social service agencies and hospitals in Shanghai. This field placement will be in either Chinese or English, depending on a student’s language capability. In their second year, students will have their field placement 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.

Global MSW Education
This program is similar to the Two-Year MSW program, but students attend the first year at NYU Shanghai and the second year in New York City, at NYU's Washington Square campus. The program is designed for students who want a truly global social work education. Global and multi-cultural content is infused throughout the curriculum. Upon graduation, students will receive an NYU-granted MSW degree.






Apply by: Jan. 12, 2018 
Decision by: Feb. 23, 2018

Apply by: Feb. 16, 2018    
Decision by:  Mar. 22, 2018    

Apply by Mar. 16, 2018    
Decision by Apr. 20, 2018



(Select Two-Year Program)

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
  • Three letters of reference
  • Resume