A world-class education from the first school of social work in the United States.
Columbia School of Social Work has been a leader in social work education, training, and research since 1898. It joins rigorous academic theory with real-world practice to enhance the welfare of citizens and communities in New York City, the nation, and around the world.
Our Competitive Advantage
The CSSW curriculum combines a foundational understanding of social work practice with a specialized focus in a student’s concentration.Curriculum
Top Professional Training
Our on-the-ground field training takes place under the supervision of some of the most experienced social work practitioners in the nation.Field Education
Wealth of Choice
At the Columbia School of Social Work students can choose among learning platforms, programs, concentrations, minors, and dual degrees.Your MSW Pathway
Columbia School of Social Work’s online campus is available nationwide. Online MSW students take classes with leading Columbia faculty and are placed at a field agency in their nearest metropolitan area. You can find more details about this 21st-century education path on our online MSW page.Online MSW