Binghamton University (S.U.N.Y.)

College of Community and Public Affairs

Social Work (MSW)


PO Box 6000

Binghamton, NY 13902

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

If you have a strong drive to help others, earning your Master’s degree in Social Work from Binghamton University will give you the knowledge and skills to effectively serve those in need. We believe social workers are agents of change, whether they focus on children, the elderly, or those in economic need. We focus on developing students’ strengths and teaching them new techniques to better respond to the complex problems of the world. Members of our faculty are accomplished authors and philanthropists with diverse backgrounds and experience. Binghamton is dedicated to close interaction between students and faculty, and especially so in the field of social work. Professors at Binghamton specialize in research of innovative improvements to school programs, methods of servicing immigrant communities, responses to domestic abuse, and more. We emphasize a cross-disciplinary approach that recognizes and collaborates with other like-minded efforts in a community. As part of the College of Community and Public Affairs, the M.S.W. program is located in the University Downtown Center. Our downtown Binghamton location is close to the local agencies and organizations that students can work with to improve their skills and build experience for the future. We believe that collaborations with the community are important to effect transformative changes within the field of social work, especially in the field of aging. The M.S.W. degree empowers students with practical and theoretical approaches that make them effective leaders and participants in organizations and communities. By the end of the program you will have a portfolio that demonstrates your interests, skills, and qualifications for future employment. The MSW-MPA program is designed to make students more effective administrators and supervisors within social work agencies. The dual-degree program typically requires three years for full-time students. There are several ways that students in the MSW program can fund their studies. Opportunities for field placements with stipends are available through several different community organizations. We offer several scholarships such as The College of Community and Public Affairs Scholarship, or the Clifford D. Clark Minority Fellowship, which includes a tuition scholarship and a stipend. There are also assistantships available to newly admitted full-time students. We hope you will visit our website to explore faculty and alumni profiles, and to see what else Binghamton’s program has to offer.


Binghamton University - SUNY is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Master of Social Work (MSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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