About the Adelphi University School of Social Work
Established in 1949 and continually accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) since 1951, the Adelphi University School of Social Work has been leading the field for more than 70 years.
We train practitioners to improve the lives of individuals, families, groups and communities. The School is a strong advocate for social justice and a driving force for ethical social work practice. For these reasons and more, we are consistently ranked as one of the top programs in the nation.
Our classes are small and supportive, whether they are taught in a traditional classroom setting or online. We balance a challenging curriculum with a choice of flexible learning formats. Our faculty members are engaged social work scholars and recognized leaders in their fields with extensive teaching experience.
Fast-Track Your Path to an Online Master of Social Work from Adelphi
Job openings in social work are growing quickly, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting an 11% increase in positions between 2018 and 2028. If you’re eager to boost your social work career, Adelphi University’s Online Master of Social Work with Advanced Standing can help you make a difference in your community sooner. This accelerated program makes it possible for recent college graduates with social work degrees to earn their master’s in half the time and for half the cost of a traditional online MSW program.
You may apply to our accelerated program if you graduated from a Bachelor of Social Work program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education in the past five years.
There’s no requirement to take the GRE for admission to our Online MSW. If you qualify for Advanced Standing, you can complete a 32-credit master’s degree program in just 15 months. The CSWE-accredited program equips professionals to achieve their career goals and pursue licensure in any state.
Adelphi’s Online MSW program expands your skills with courses on vital topics like performing psychological assessments and effective strategies for working with individuals, groups or organizations. Our faculty of distinguished researchers, practitioners and activists provides valuable insights into best practices and ethics. Students can also get ready to apply for their social work license with preparation courses based on past state exams.
You’ll benefit from individualized instruction and personal advising in a flexible online format that fits into the schedules of busy professionals. Advanced Standing students get the chance to meet face-to-face during two residencies on our Long Island campus. These weekend learning experiences bring peers together for discussions in traditional classrooms and networking lunches.
You’ll receive support to ensure you find relevant field education placements that put you in contact with diverse clients, groups and communities. Students in the New York metropolitan area can also take advantage of Adelphi’s affiliations with more than a thousand regional human service agencies.
Within one year of graduation, more than 94% of students who completed an MSW from Adelphi in 2018 were either employed in environments like healthcare, education and private practice or continuing their education. Advanced Standing provides a more direct path toward your professional goals while developing the knowledge and experience you need to make a positive impact.