New York University Reviews of Master's in Social Work

  • 33 Reviews
  • New York (NY)
  • Annual Tuition: $45,426
82% of 33 students said this degree improved their career prospects
94% of 33 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Master's in Social Work

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Kelbe Beck
  • Reviewed: 12/29/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"New York University school of social work is a unique experience because faculty come and teach as professors from diverse social services agencies in New York City. So you get a chance to receive some insight into the working professional field of social worker. The program also focuses in depth on critical thinking and review of policy and clinical practice, its a especially great program if you want to focus on the clinical side of social work and become a better clinical writer for programs that require medical billing or research studies ."
Danielle Magen
  • Reviewed: 12/26/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"I am part of the 16 month accelerated program, which can offer students like me a faster route to starting their second career. New York University has allowed me to achieve more in academia and in my personal life, through developing greater awareness to concepts of oppression, human rights, and a sense of responsibility to dismantle systems of oppression. I am constantly inspired by other students and professors in the school of social work that are motivated to help promote social justice."
Gardenia
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"New York University's social work master's program is well known and respected in the field. The professors are very accomplished and promote rich classroom discussions that incorporate a variety of viewpoints. (Several of the other instructors were good, too, but the professors impressed me the most.) Many of the readings were very informative and had a good mix of theory and tips on how to put theory into practice. I was a bit disappointed with the internship component; I really wanted to experience a different type of practice setting than I did in my two years in the program."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"NYU offered a good clinical program for social work. Classes were small and informative, and offered on many different days and at different times for flexability."
Claire Kaiser
  • Reviewed: 8/10/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"New York University's Silver School of Social Work has opened my eyes to a whole new field! As an undergraduate musical theater major, I didn't have any idea that I would later be studying Social Work at a place like NYU. The Silver School offers a 16 month accelerated MSW program that has allowed me to fast-track my path to becoming a professional social worker. I am interested in utilizing my masters along with my bachelor's degree to provide theater education to young people in low income communities. I have felt very supported at NYU despite my unconventional background and look forward to bringing all the great information I'm learning out into the field next May!"
Christine
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"I would highly recommend New York University's Masters in Social Work program because of the caliber of instruction and guidance that many of the professors provide to students. A Masters degree in Social Work is focused not only on learning how to best support individual clients, families, and communities. It sets the student on a path of self-discovery and self-knowledge in service of building healthy therapeutic relationships. The professors and staff at NYU Silver School of Social Work are passionate and dedicated to helping student learn and grow through that journey."
Fantasia Cordero
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"New York University offered a plethora of opportunities to learn and grow as a student. They email networking opportunities as well as outside learning opportunities. There's a strong sense of social justice within the school. There are very high expectations of their students and the workload is much higher than other schools (so I hear)."
Fantasia Cordero
  • Reviewed: 6/12/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"NYU offers a comprehensive social work program that other schools do not offer. While many schools force you to choose a track and stay on it, NYU allows its students to diversify their class portfolio and determine what electives that student finds valuable."
NYTN
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"New York University is a great university in the heart of New York. It has a great reputation and a diverse student body."
MD
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"I thought the program was wonderful. The professors were all knowledgeable about the subject and were engaging. The course structure was also suitable. The internships were well thought out and allowed for student engagement and feedback."
Alexis Ramos
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"New York University. When people think of NYU they think diversity, opportunity, structure, and mostly expensive. For the past two years I have been enrolled in NYU's social work masters program. For those of you who aren't familiar with NYU, it is broken up into different schools within the school, as are many colleges. So, the school in which my courses are taken is the Silver School of Social Work. Due to the influx of students from all over the northeast students are elgibile to take social work courses at three different campuses. The campuses include the Westchester Campus, Rockland Campus, and the City Campus. This expansion makes the Silver School of Social Work very unique in comparison to other social work programs in NY. Having taken courses at the Westchester Campus I was able to build closer friendships and relationships with the professors. Since the Westchester Campus is smaller then the rest of the campuses, there are fewer professors to choose from. I found this very favorable and accommodating for my needs. Being from a smaller town I liked the idea of familiar faces. At the Westchester campus I had a total of approximately 8 professors for the total 2 year program. For individuals who liked having more of an option of professors they were able to have the option of attending the city campus. One detail about NYU and the Silver School of Social Work that I felt was biased was the political view of the professors in my particular program and the students. Throughout classes, politics was discussed frequently and it was often assumed that the individuals in the classroom all had the same perception. I found this to be unprofessional at times. Overall, I felt that the professors and staff were very accommodating in terms of scheduling, registrations, and assignments. The professors were always easy to reach and responded quickly. If you are looking for a school definitely consider applying to New York University."
SW2018
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Pros: NYU Silver school has a great clinical program. Faculty are experts in their field. There are many opportunities to network and gain knowledge in this space. Cons: Affordability for the school. It is not a diverse student group. Some faculty lack the knowledge to facilitate conversations around social justice issues such as race."
Alex Yoss
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Silver School of Social Work is a community of diverse graduate students who provide one another with ongoing support and encouragement. I am truly grateful to be a part of a university that values my commitment to serving populations nationally and internationally."
Pamela Berkinsky
  • Reviewed: 3/15/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"NYU Silver School of Social Work Masters Program is an excellent social work program for anyone that wants to pursue a clinical social work career. The coursework is fairly rigorous, but professors are very accessible. NYU offers excellent instruction and excellent field placement opportunities for students."
Hannah
  • Reviewed: 3/1/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Silver School of Social Work is a community of diverse graduate students who provide one another with ongoing support and encouragement. I am truly grateful to be a part of a university that values my commitment to serving populations nationally and internationally."
Shelly Cherkassky
  • Reviewed: 12/28/2016
  • Degree: Social Work
"Not only does New York University have one of the best social work programs incorporated with one of the best clinical training, but it is a beautiful campus as well. The atmosphere, the restaurants, the professors and the students make the experience one of the best."
Charmaine
  • Reviewed: 12/20/2016
  • Degree: Social Work
"NYU is a great school with a wide range of programs and a bunch of on campus activities and events. For your first year it may be a bit over whelming as a lot is going around you at campus and then the NYC life outside of campus but you'll get the hang of it."
Shallan C
  • Reviewed: 9/21/2016
  • Degree: Social Work
"As a student of NYU Silver School of Social Work, I have learned to be an advocate for not only those who are in need of Social Services by a Social Worker but for myself as well. They have prepared me with all the right tools to successfully begin my journey advocating for my clients. Through this program I was able to network with my professors and classmates during mixers and conferences. I would not change my experience to go anywhere else."
Kaira O.
  • Reviewed: 9/9/2016
  • Degree: Social Work
"New York University is an experience like no other. Aside from being in the midst of NYC's hustle and bustle, you will also be immersed in one of those most diverse environments in the world. Waking up to a view of the most iconic skyline along with endless options to grub, I can guarantee that going to NYU is a choice you will never regret!"
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Social Work
"I did not feel the education given to me at NYU was very good. I felt I learned very little and most of the professors were not very knowledgeable. When it came to take the license exam after I graduated, I knew nothing on the exam and had not even heard of any of it. I had to study and teach myself in order to pass the exam. I think its unacceptable that after 3 years of graduate school and around $50,000 in loans, I had not heard of anything on the license exam and none of our professors had even tried to prepare us for the exam. Going to NYU was NOT worth it in my opinion."