Dual Degree Program in Health Advocacy & Social Work with NYU


Acting Director, Health Advocacy Program

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Sarah Lawrence College and New York University have partnered to offer a MA/MSW dual degree in Health Advocacy and Social Work.

  • The MA/MSW dual degree combines the theoretical knowledge of health advocacy and clinical social work.
  • The program prepares students for both clinical practice with patients and families in health care settings, and for macro practice aimed at reducing structural barriers to health, such as poverty and racism.
  • The dual degree emphasizes the impact of culture, race, and gender on individual and social-systems development.

MA/MSW Program Requirements

Students can complete both degrees in less than three years.

  • Students begin the MA/MSW Program in late May with course work in Health Advocacy at Sarah Lawrence College.
  • Social work classes at the NYU Silver School of Social Work follow.
  • The final year includes courses in both programs.
  • Students complete the MSW fieldwork requirements and the Health Advocacy capstone project.
  • A separate application must be completed for each school, and students must be admitted to both schools before they are reviewed for the dual-degree program.

For more information, contact Gloria Escobar-Chaparro at 914.395.2467 or via e-mail.