Academic ProgramsWe invite you to explore and learn about the School of Social Welfare at Stony Brook University. The school's emphasis on social justice is infused throughout our courses, helping students to understand concepts of social justice from the level of individuals' experiences to that of the global society. Our curriculum offers a foundation in health care upon which students can pursue numerous areas of interest in social welfare practice and policy. Examples include, but are not limited to, social work in the fields of aging, children and families, mental health, substance abuse, and education. As part of the university's health sciences, we are connected to Stony Brook University Hospital and the multiple disciplines associated with it. We enjoy a location surrounded by trees, situated near the beautiful beaches of Long Island and just a train ride away from New York City.  

The School of Social Welfare prepares students for professional practice in the field of social welfare, from baccalaureate to doctoral levels. We offer an upper-division undergraduate program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in social work (B.S.W.) which prepares students for entry level professional social work practice. Our graduate program leading to the Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree prepares students for advanced social work practice and may be designed to include an area of specialization or a dual degree in social work and law (M.S.W/J.D.). The Council on Social Work Education accredits both the BSW and MSW programs of the school, and the New York State Education Department recognizes the MSW program as fulfilling the academic requirements for students to register for the LMSW and LCSW license examinations. The School’s doctoral (Ph.D.) program focuses on policy research, allowing students to pursue this focus in their area of interest within social welfare. The core of the program is education for scholarly research leading to careers as educators, researchers, and policy analysts. We are very proud of the contributions made by our students, faculty and alumni across this country and around the world. 

For more information about the School of Social Welfare and its programs please click on the links above or call: 631-444-2138.

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Consistent with federal and state guidelines, Stony Brook University does not discriminate on the basis of any protected class including race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, national origin, age, disability, marital status or status as a veteran or disabled veteran in its educational programs or in employment. Title IX also prohibits other forms of sex discrimination such as harassment or sexual violence. Complaints of suspected violations of these policies should be made to the Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action, Christina Vargas Law, Title IX Coordinator, 201 Administration building, 632-6280 or to one of the Title IX sub-coordinators.