Adelphi University

School of Social Work

Social Work


Office of University Admissions, Levermore Hall, Room 114

One South Avenue

Garden City, NY 11530

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master's Degree in Social Work (M.S.W.), Certificates in: Advanced Trauma Studies and Treatment, Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work (Ph.D.)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program offers the preparation you need for advanced professional social work practice. Our foundation curriculum provides the knowledge, skills, values and ethics essential to all forms and levels of generalist social work practice. In your advanced year, you will complete a concentration in advanced direct practice—and prepare to be an advanced social work practitioner using sophisticated clinical skills in work with individuals, small groups, families and couples.

All students in the foundation year of Adelphi’s M.S.W. program are required to take the same 10 courses. Eight of the 10 are academic courses and two are supervised field internships in which you apply theories learned in class to direct practice with clients.


The 10 required foundation courses are distributed as follows:

  • Two on social welfare policy
  • Two on theories of human behavior
  • Two on theories of social work practice
  • One about diversity, oppression and cultural influences in social work practice
  • One in the methods of empirical research
  • Two supervised field internships


In the advanced year of the M.S.W. program, all students must complete 10 courses, two of which are supervised field internships. The eight remaining second-year courses are distributed as follows:

  • Two courses in advanced social work practice
  • One course in assessment and diagnosis from a social work perspective
  • One course in advanced social work research
  • One course in organizational context for professional practice
  • One elective integrative seminar course
  • Two additional electives
  • Two supervised field internships

Ph.D. Program

The Adelphi University School of Social Work Ph.D. program expands your capacities to conceptualize, develop, evaluate and disseminate knowledge of the problems that impact the human condition—and strategies designed to change those conditions. In becoming social work scholars, you must develop a critical and sophisticated understanding of the historical, global, national and community forces that shape contemporary human experience and social work practice. The Adelphi doctorate in Social Work curriculum is grounded in an evolving knowledge base, and fosters the critical thinking that will prepare you for leadership in the development of knowledge for all levels of social work practice.



Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

In State Tuition (per year): 31630 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 31630 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large Suburb

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