The New Seminary

Master of Social Work

Social work is a profession dedicated to helping people obtain the help they need to improve their lives and health. Social workers are employed in a variety of settings, including mental health clinics, schools, child welfare and human services agencies, hospitals, and private practices.



Online Synchronous

Separate cohort for:


Offered by:

Adelphi School of Social Work

Program Length:

2 years


This is a two tiered application process. First candidates must be accepted to the Seminary for admission as a part of the Seminary cohort of students.

The second is a traditional application to Adelphi University of Social Work online.

  • B.A. from regionally accredited university (BTL/First talmudic degree for yeshiva graduates)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA, but most of our students have a GPA well over 3.0
  • Liberal Arts background
  • Social Sciences: Psychology, Sociology, Economics, Political Sciences (biology, physics, earth science, geology)
  • Humanities or electives in these disciplines
  • a broad interest demonstrated through course selections or community involvement or volunteer work
The student must first be accepted to the Seminary in order to be considered by the University for their Graduate Program. Candidates must meet the criteria set by the University.

The program is usually completed in 2 years if pursued on a full time basis. 4 semesters Fall/Spring Fall/Spring with 15 credits earned in each for a total of 60 credits.

It is possible to pursue the degree on a part time basis and complete it in 3-4 years.

The sequence of the courses is crucial – so plan accordingly.

Policy/Clinical courses require concurrent practice courses.

Adelphi University requires 950 hours of clinical work (as per ACSWE)

In the case where the student is working within an agency that is large enough to allow the student to move to a different department-and hopefully with a different population-on designated field work days this may be possible.

The MSW program offers four concentrations:

gerontology, not-for-profit management, child and family welfare, and alcohol and substance abuse treatment which satisfies all academic requirements for CASAC credentials.

Adelphi University discounts per cred charges for Seminary cohort students. (All other charges apply.) A range of student loans, subsidized and unsubsidized are available. Partial scholarships may be awarded in recognition of academic excellence. Financial aid advice is provided by the Seminary and Adelphi University.
Apply early for maximum financial assistance.

The New Seminary entered an affiliation to offer the Master of Social Work degree in Fall 2008. The Seminary is proud of the students’ accomplishments, including the fact that more than 90% of the students earned National Honor Society recognition. More than 500 of our students are making significant contributions to the field of social work.

The New Seminary is proud to announce that it is now affiliating with the Adelphi University School of Social Work. Adelphi University has earned a stellar reputation as one of the leading social work schools in the nation. (Adelphi University ranks 40 nationwide) On the east coast, Adelphi University ranks 3 or 4.

Adelphi University is known for its commitment to 6 core values that exemplify the community they seek to create, and the education they seek to offer. These values are academic excellence, creativity and innovation, community and collaboration, global awareness and diversity, respect for the individual, and truth and integrity. These values are evident in the quality of the program offered by Adelphi University of Social Work.

Adelphi’s MSW program is designed to allow you to balance work and family while earning the degree you need, without compromising the quality of the program. Synchronous classes with professors available for office hours, and every student provided a professor who serves as a liaison and guide throughout the program, assures the student they are benefitting from the quality program for which Adelphi is renowned.

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