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Nazareth College

Graduate Admissions


Social Work

Having completed your bachelor’s degree in social work, you are qualified to work as a generalist practitioner in the profession, working with individuals, groups, families, organizations, and communities to address psychological and social needs. As you think about expanding your capabilities, possibly to become a licensed social worker, you will be required to complete a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree.

The Greater Rochester Collaborative MSW program is both challenging and rewarding, offering you the advanced practice skills you will need to become a primary therapist, a clinician or case manager – even a program coordinator or agency director. Through community collaboration, partnership, and empowerment, you’ll learn to become an advanced social work practitioner well-equipped to address such issues as anti-violence, women’s health, child welfare, gerontology, and poverty.

The Greater Rochester Collaborative MSW program is a unique partnership between Nazareth College of Rochester and SUNY College at Brockport, both having a long history of social work education in Rochester.  This is currently the only public/private partnership of its kind in this field.
More than 60% of our students entering this rigorous 60-credit program come prepared with other bachelor’s degrees.

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  1. Access to resources and faculty from two of the area's finest academic institutions.
  2. Course offerings primarily at a central location at the downtown SUNY MetroCenter campus with electives available at both college campuses.
  3. Field placement at local agencies within a 50 mile radius of Rochester, NY.
  4. A choice of advanced practice in either family and community or interdisciplinary health care.
  5. Blended public/private tuition rate.
  6. Graduate assistantships available through both colleges with responsibilities carried out at the downtown campus.

Program Director

Virginia David

Co-Program Director, GRC MSW Program Professor of Social Work

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Admissions Requirements:

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Credit Hours:

60 credit hours. Advanced Standing: 39 credits (with BSW degree within 8 years).


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Nazareth College

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4245 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
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Phone: (585) 389-2050
Toll Free: (800) 860-6942
Fax: (585) 389-2817
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