The school is accepting applications now for fall 2015.


The NYU Silver School of Social Work proudly announces its newest MSW program option that allows students fluent in both Mandarin and English to study for a year in Shanghai and a year in New York City. Students will have the opportunity to experience an innovative global MSW education and be trained in culturally appropriate practices. The school is accepting applications now for fall 2015.

Course work will be modeled after NYU Silver’s highly ranked two-year MSW program in New York and will be taught entirely in English. During the program's first year, offered in Shanghai, students will take courses in English while receiving field instruction in Mandarin in Shanghai social service agencies and health settings. The second year of study will take place at NYU’s Washington Square campus in New York City, where all instruction and field learning will be conducted in English. With hands-on training in both China and the United States, students will gain first-hand experience on the role of social workers in both countries.

Courses in Shanghai will be held at NYU Shanghai, New York University’s third degree-granting campus. Jointly established by New York University and East China Normal University, NYU Shanghai is the first Sino-US joint venture approved by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China.

China holds particular importance for the social work profession as its government has embarked on a national initiative to increase the country’s social workers tenfold to 2 million by 2020. Graduates from this program will be fully equipped to work with populations in China or Chinese immigrant populations around the world.

Please visit the school’s website for details.

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