prospective students

Applications for Fall 2022 Admissions will be available in October! Please check back. 

VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSIONS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS FOR FALL 2022 ADMISSIONS WILL RETURN IN SEPTEMBER 2021


For questions, email: ssw_admissions@stonybrook.edu or call L'Oreal Ellington at 631-444-3141

NOTE TO MSW APPLICANTS: Please do not send transcripts to the Graduate School.  Applicants must upload transcripts to their application.   Any official transcripts or e-transcripts sent to the Graduate School may cause delay in application decision and/or admission processing.

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Thank you for your interest in the Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare. 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. 

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.) or a dual degree in social work and public health (MSW/MPH)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. Currently the Doctoral Program is not accepting applications. 

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