Social
Welfare

Frances L. Brisbane
Dean, School of Social Welfare

Joel Blau, D.S.W.
Director, Ph.D. Program

Jeanne Finch
Director, MSW Program

The School of Social Welfare Ph.D. Program is a policy/research degree with special emphasis on social welfare issues such as poverty, health, violence, and aging. Taking full advantage of the resources of the multi-disciplinary Health Sciences Center and affiliated faculty throughout the University, students will engage in an advanced course of research-based study that will prepare them for writing and defense of a scholarly dissertation.

Upon receipt of the Ph.D. degree, graduates will be well-prepared to teach, conduct independent research, and carry out policy analyses in the field of social welfare. The program accepts both full-time and part-time students and can be completed in a minimum of four years.

The School of Social Welfare offers an accredited two-year graduate program and a one-year advanced standing option (open only to students who are graduates
of a C.S.W.E. accredited baccalaureate program) leading to the Master of Social Work degree, which prepares students for entry into advanced social work practice.

The M.S.W. program provides students with the needed theoretical and practice expertise needed to function with maximum competence at different administrative or policy levels in social welfare and in the provision of direct services to individuals, families, groups, and communities. The school provides opportunities for study and practice that utilize the wealth of inter- disciplinary resources available in the Health Sciences Center and the University. The curriculum provides for a general foundation year of courses and field instruction for all students. In the second year, students concentrate in advanced social work practice. Field instruction practicum sites are located throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties and in some of the boroughs of New York City. In addition, the program offers one specialization in health with sub-specializations in alcohol and substance abuse or public health, and another specialization in student-community development.

In addition to the regular full-time two-year program, the school has two alternative pathways that extend the time necessary to achieve the degree. Students who are employed in the field of social welfare may, under certain conditions, use their employment site to fulfill a part of the field instruction requirements. Some courses are offered in concentrated form during the semesters, intersession, and summer session.

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The M.S.W. Program in Social Work The School of Social Welfare offers a Master's of Social Work
(M.S. W.) program. The M.S.W. program is not part of the Graduate School, but falls under the umbrella of the Health Sciences Center. If you are interested in applying to the M.S.W. Program, please click on the following link: http://www.stonybrook.edu/hscstudents/

Contact Us
To request information about applying to our programs contact:

Program Coordinator for PhD Program
Jennifer Davidson
Tel: 631/444-8361
Jennifer.D.Davidson@stonybrook.edu

OR

Dr. Joel Blau
Tel: 631-444-3149
Joel.Blau@stonybrook.edu

Program Coordinator for M.S.W. Program
Kathy Albin
Tel: 631-444-3141
Kathleen.Albin@stonybrook.edu

School of Social Welfare
Stony Brook University
Health Sciences Center, Level 2
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8231
Tel. 631/444-2138

Apply Online at Graduate Admissions