New York University - Silver School of Social Work

Why you should consider 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.

Benefits for Coverdell Fellows

Tuition/fees for Complete Program Value of Coverdell Fellowship Net cost *
In state $ 101,900 $ 47,700 $ 54,200
Out of state $ 101,900 $ 47,700 $ 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 the first point below for more details.

Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from

50% tuition scholarship

Fellowships awarded per year (average)


Annual cost of living (estimated)

$ 36,000

Application fee waived?



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.

Jobs for program 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)

Other details

Program length

2 years

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.

Program begins

Late August of Early September

Year Coverdell Fellows partnership started



Byron Cortes, Financial Aid Coordinator

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