Earn your Master’s of Social Work

a national leader in shaping social work practice, research and education

Earn your Master’s of Social Work

a national leader in shaping social work practice, research and education

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Gain unparalleled insights at the nation’s first school of social work.

Columbia School of Social Work (CSSW) has been a national leader in shaping public policy and social work practice, research, and education since 1898. Our students are committed to social justice, and our graduates make active and meaningful contributions to this growing global profession. Here, you will learn from some of the most recognized leaders in the field.

19,000+

alumni who are demonstrated leaders in the social work profession.

90% OF STUDENTS

who filed a FAFSA for the 2018-2019 academic year received over a total of $12 million in institutional financial aid.

HIGHEST

social work licensing pass rate of any school of social work in New York and 15 percent higher than the national average.

11% INCREASE

Job Outlook for Social Workers for 2018-28 is projected at an 11% increase.

Immersive field placements

CSSW’s comprehensive network of more than 800 field internship partners in the New York metro area and across the country provide unrivaled opportunity for a diversity of experience and practice. In the field, you will apply classroom theory and evidence-based practice skills as you develop your professional identity and begin your commitment to serving people, communities, and organizations. Through the integration of coursework and field education, you will be trained to become a program planner, administrator, policy practitioner, researcher, or counselor.

Discover Why You Should Earn Your MSW at the Birthplace of Social Work Education

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