Master of Social Work (MSW) Program

What can you do with an MSW from the University at Albany? Today's graduates lead government agencies, administer hospitals, direct nonprofits, hold senior positions in business, advocate for changes in social welfare policy, and build thriving private practices. Their success in social work careers comes in part from the structure and content of our program:

  • Students gain the fundamentals of assessing and addressing social needs at many levels: with individuals and families, small groups and policymakers.
  • They specialize in either clinical practice or organizational management (also known as MACRO: Management Efficiency, Advocacy and Empowerment, Community Building, Resource Development, and Outcome Evaluation).
  • Each semester, they work in the field - integrating evidence-based practice skills, cultural competence, and classroom concepts - at one of our hundreds of community partner agencies.
  • By completing an MSW at the School of Social Welfare, students have taken the first steps required before becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in New York State

Students and faculty in the classroomWhile preparing themselves for careers in social work, students avail themselves of the strengths and options that UAlbany-SUNY has to offer:

The School of Social Welfare offers information sessions throughout the summer and academic year. To register, please email or call (518) 442-5320.

To learn more, visit the program curriculum, learn more about field placements (internships) or apply to the program.