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New York University - Silver School of Social Work

About this program

NYU Silver offers outstanding training in clinical social work practice with a social justice perspective. A focus on research-informed, direct practice with individuals, groups, and families runs through the entire Master of Social Work curriculum. We also offer opportunities to study policy and community practice as well as global social work, with opportunities to study abroad. Our faculty includes leading scholars who are creating new knowledge that social workers will use throughout their careers.

NYU Silver offers a 50% tuition scholarship, yearlong cohort-based career development workshops, personalized career support, and access to the premier global university to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers accepted into the NYU Peace Corps Coverdell Fellowship.

  • Year partnership began: 2016
  • Fellowships awarded per year (average): 2

Application requirements

College transcript, Three letters of recommendation, Personal Statement, Resume or CV

Admissions process

Please call or email for application fee waiver code. Indicate in the application that you are a member of Peace Corps and upload a description of service when asked.

Degrees awarded

Masters of Social Work

Benefits and opportunities

In-state Out-of-state
Tuition and fees $101,900 $101,900
Value of fellowship $47,700 $47,700
Net cost $54,200 $54,200

Net cost is equal to tuition/fees minus fellowship value. For some universities, the fellowship value includes non-tuition/fee benefits such as health insurance or housing. See cost savings details for more.

Estimated annual cost of living: $36,000

Cost savings details

50% tuition scholarship

Internship

Fellows must intern, work, or volunteer for 160 hours with a non-profit organization or governmental agency that serves high need communities in the United States. This internship doubles as the required internship for the Masters in Social Work degree. We are working with over 600 agencies in a variety of areas in the tri-state region for social work placements.

Other opportunities

Jobs for alumni

Director of Education and Social Services, Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Program Director, Homeless Outreach at Breaking Ground

Assistant Vice President of a NYC School Based Mental Health Program

Executive Director of Operations, NYC Children Administration

Director, Corporate Giving at Macy's

Founder and Director, Quarterlife Center

Assistant Executive Director, The Shield Institute

Clinical Director, Bridge Back to Life

Director of Counseling Services, Eagleville Hospital

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Mount Sinai Hospital

Program Director of Bronx Court-based Intervention Resource Team

Care Manager Supervisor for the Care Management Organization of Bergen County (NJ)

Nontraditional options

Contact information

Byron Cortes
Financial Aid Coordinator

Phone

212.998.5910

Email

[email protected]

Address

1 Washington Square North
NYU- School of Social Work
New York, NY 10003