Become a Social Worker in New York

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Disclaimer: Due to the rapidly changing nature of social work regulations, for the most up-to-date information on becoming a social worker in New York, contact the New York Social Work Licensing Board.

New York law recognizes two classes of social workers: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). The requirements are as follows:

FEATURED ONLINE MSW PROGRAMS

Featured Online MSW Programs
SCHOOL DESCRIPTION
Fordham University
  • Four main areas of focus: Individuals and Families, Organizations and Community, Evaluation, and Policy Practice and Advocacy
  • GRE scores are not required for admission to the program.
Baylor University
  • Ethically integrates faith and social work practice
  • Specialize in clinical practice or community practice
University of Denver
  • Research-driven faculty dedicated to making an impact on social problems
  • Prepares you to apply social work skills across practice settings
University of Southern California (USC)
  • Offered by USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck Shool of Social Work, a top-ranked graduate school by U.S. News and World Report
  • Features virtual and in-person field education in or near student's own communities
Simmons University
  • Four Clinical Specializations: Child and Family, Trauma and Interpersonal Violence, Mental Health and Addictions, and Health and Aging
  • Three program tracks: Traditional, Accelerated, and Extended
These schools offer online MSW programs with 100% online instruction - no campus visits required

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New York LCSW

New York LMSW


In order to become a licensed social work practitioner in New York, you will need to complete prerequisite coursework, examination requirements, and, in some cases, supervised work requirements. Also, certain levels of social work in New York can only be reached after earning a Master of Social Work. We are committed to keeping updated information on New York social work licensure policies available to you. If you are having trouble finding the information you are looking for on our site, or for the most current New York social work license information, please visit the New York State Board of Social Work Examiners.

Disclaimer: There may be additional methods of certification that have not been covered here. Please contact your state social work licensing department for more information.

New York Social Work Salary

New York Social Work Salary
New York Social Work Career Average Social Worker Salary
Child, Family and School Social Workers $56,650
Healthcare Social Workers $60,680
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers $60,460
All Other Social Workers $64,530
Salary Increase from BSW to MSW +$9,000
 
Disclaimer: Social Worker Salary information is taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Information about social worker salaries in New York is subject to change. Please confirm salary information with your state before applying for licensure or renewal. Last updated: 08/27/2017.

New York Social Work Scholarships

FEATURED ONLINE MSW PROGRAMS

Featured Online MSW Programs
SCHOOL DESCRIPTION
Fordham University
  • Four main areas of focus: Individuals and Families, Organizations and Community, Evaluation, and Policy Practice and Advocacy
  • GRE scores are not required for admission to the program.
Baylor University
  • Ethically integrates faith and social work practice
  • Specialize in clinical practice or community practice
University of Denver
  • Research-driven faculty dedicated to making an impact on social problems
  • Prepares you to apply social work skills across practice settings
University of Southern California (USC)
  • Offered by USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck Shool of Social Work, a top-ranked graduate school by U.S. News and World Report
  • Features virtual and in-person field education in or near student's own communities
Simmons University
  • Four Clinical Specializations: Child and Family, Trauma and Interpersonal Violence, Mental Health and Addictions, and Health and Aging
  • Three program tracks: Traditional, Accelerated, and Extended
These schools offer online MSW programs with 100% online instruction - no campus visits required

Sponsored MSW Programs