Long Island Master of Social Work

Long Island Master of Social Work


Make an impact. Engage with others in a meaningful way. Get ready.

If you are interested in providing professional social work services to your community, advocating for those who cannot advocate for themselves, or you are deeply committed to ensuring individual and community needs are met, then St. Joseph’s University’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program is right for you.  

The MSW program at St. Joseph’s University prepares students to work in the field of professional social work as generalist and clinical practitioners with a commitment to social justice, diversity, and individual and community empowerment.

St. Joseph's University is founded on the 400-year history of the Sisters of St. Joseph, whose commitment to social justice and the well-being of the world around them has served as the basis of their lives. Much like the Sisters of St. Joseph have lived their lives in service to others and to their communities, St. Joseph’s University’s MSW program graduates will be ready to serve those in need of support, guidance and assistance. 

Make a difference in the world around you and join the next generation of professional social workers with an MSW from our Long Island campus. 

Jo Anne DurovichJo Anne Durovich, Ph.D., LMSW
Chair and Associate Professor of Human Services, Human Services Leadership and Social Work

"The mission of St. Joseph’s University includes a focus on value-oriented education, career preparation and enhancement, and social responsibility and service. Just as the Sisters of St. Joseph have historically been guided by the focus on inclusivity, justice and caring for one’s neighbors as we would care for our own, so too is the profession of social work."

The Long Island Master of Social Work Experience

The Flexibility You Need: Work toward your degree full- or part-time, with day, evening, weekend, and online classes available.


Gain Firsthand Experience: Dive into the field of social work while completing two internships during your graduate studies.


Prepare for the Career You Want: Social workers can be found in a variety of professions including government, counseling, schools, mental health and substance abuse rehabilitation, hospitals and health care settings, and social service organizations, to name a few.  

Admissions Requirements

Applicants to the program must have earned a minimum of a 3.0 GPA during their undergraduate studies, and they must have the equivalent of one year of experience in the field of human services/social work. Applicants will also be required to submit three professional references from individuals who have observed/supervised them in professional settings.  Taking the GRE exam is not required.

Admissions Process

Non-Profit Employee Tuition Grant

SJNY offers graduate students who are employed at a non-profit organization at the time of their initial enrollment into the MSW program a grant of up 25% of the current SJNY tuition rate to eligible students.


Grant Application