MSW Program at CUNY York College

Why York Master of Social Work (MSW) Program?

Scholars enrolled in the MSW Program at CUNY York College program will have the opportunity to: 

  • Earn an affordable MSW degree. A MSW degree from York will leave you with a low student loan debt. 

  • Easily accessible campus -- York is near all major points of transportation point in Jamaica, NY.

  • Attend classes at the most ethnically diverse college and county in the United States.

  • Join the fastest growing profession and leading workforce in the health care field. 

  • Connect with empathic, culturally diverse, distinguished, and dedicated faculty and staff.

  • Engage in New York State (NYS) licensing exam preparation for the LMSW exam.

With a healthcare specialization, the MSW Program@CUNY York College equips urban scholars to soar and transform lives to become members of the York Social Work community that is dynamic, innovative, and multicultural. 

Mission Statement

The MSW Program at CUNY York College seeks to recruit and prepare scholars from the diverse surrounding communities to become highly educated, skilled, culturally competent and compassionate professionals so they can provide highly competent services to underserved urban areas. The program also maintains a strong emphasis on meeting the needs of clients within health care agencies and organizations compatible with the social work profession’s mission to create a just and equitable world for the future of humanity.

The MSW Program at CUNY York College Mission is appropriate for advanced social work practice and is consistent with CSWE Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS, 2015). Guided by the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the MSW program is committed to challenging oppression, respecting all human beings, embracing diversity, inclusion and ensuring that individuals, communities, and organizations function at an optimal level. The MSW program’s mission is consistent with the mission of both the College and the core values of the profession of social work which include service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence. Student scholars will also acquire the knowledge, skills, and values needed for advanced clinical, supervisory, administrative, research, and policy practice within the health care system.  

*NE: This is a new program. All content is subject to change at any time.