MSW Program

A world-class MSW 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, across the nation, and around the world.

Our Competitive Advantage

Rigorous Coursework

The CSSW curriculum combines a foundational understanding of social work practice with a specialized focus in a student’s concentration.

Top Professional Training

CSSW’s Social Work Practicum Course provides you with in-depth professional experiences and a chance to apply the theories discussed in class to your interactions with clients.

Wealth of Choice

At the Columbia School of Social Work students can choose among learning platforms, programs, concentrations, minors, and dual degrees.

Hear from Your Peers

Columbia School of Social Work’s online option is available nationwide.

Online MSW students take classes with leading Columbia faculty and are placed at a practicum learning agency in their nearest metropolitan area.

Columbia students and alumni explain what motivated them to earn an MSW degree.