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