A career in social work is well within your reach through the B.P.S./M.S.W. in Social Work dual bachelor and master’s program offered by the College of Mount Saint Vincent and Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work. Upon completing the 150-credit program, the student graduates with a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Criminology and Social Issues from the College of Mount Saint Vincent and a Master of Social Work from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work. Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Wurzweiler’s Master of Social Work degree prepares you to make a difference in the lives of others.
This accelerated and highly affordable degree program will prepare students with the knowledge, values, and skills needed to succeed as professional social workers.
How the Dual Degree Program Works
- Through the dual degree program, the student takes the first 90 credits of the bachelor’s program at the College of Mount Saint Vincent
- Upon successfully reaching the 90-credit threshold, the student may apply to join the Wurzweiler M.S.W. program for the remaining 60 credits, the first 30 of which will be counted toward a bachelor’s degree granted by Mount Saint Vincent, as well as toward the master’s degree conferred by the Wurzweiler School of Social Work
- The advantage of this dual degree arrangement is that the student takes only 150 credits instead of 180 credits
- At the undergraduate level and the first semester of the graduate level (12 months), students do not perform any fieldwork
- At the graduate level, during each of the final four semesters (16 months), students taking a full course load will be required to perform 21 hours of fieldwork per week under the guidance of their on-site supervisor
- The first three semesters will be at the College of Mount Saint Vincent and the last four semesters will be held at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work
- Classes are conveniently offered Sundays (half-day) and weeknights
- Locations: Brooklyn, Monsey, Crown Heights, the Five Towns, and online
- Generous transfer credit policy—up to 36 seminary credits may be accepted toward the degree program
Please note: The Office of the Registrar at the College of Mount Saint Vincent grants transfer credits to students who have completed courses at accredited institutions and have provided their official transcripts for evaluation. The Office of the Registrar evaluates and accepts only credits that are applicable to the student’s program of study and reflect a final grade of ‘C’ or above. Accepted credits are applied to the student’s record, reflected on their academic planner, but not calculated into their GPA. The transfer credit planner will also be shared with the student’s advisor to assist with schedule creation and developing a graduation plan.
Per the Regulations of the Commissioner of the Education Department of the State of New York, Mount Saint Vincent is not authorized to offer a complete program at an extension site.
When completing your application, you will have to provide:
- High school transcript with a minimum GPA of 3.5
- Passing score on Introductory Psychology CLEP/Coopersmith Exam or equivalent (review materials and exams are available through Sara Schenirer)
- Personal statement (minimum 300 words, typed)
- Two references (these need not be your teacher, principal, or employer)
Please note: Even if you do not have these available at the time of application, we recommend submitting your application immediately and submitting the requested documents as they become available. Once your application is submitted with all the required documents, an interview will be scheduled to continue the admissions process.