School of Social Work Columbia University

School of Social Work Columbia University

New York, NY
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
December 1
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
10 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Social Work Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Science (JD/MS)
      Master of Business Administration/Master of Science (MBA/MS)
      Master of Public Administration/Master of Science (MPA/MS)
      Master of Public Health/Master of Science (MPH/MS)
      Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW)
      Master of Science/Master of Arts (MS/MA)
      Master of Science/Master of Divinity (MS/M Div)
      Master of Science/Master of Science (MS/MS)
      Master of Science/Master of Science in Education (MS/MS Ed)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 418
    • Doctoral Degrees 16
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? No
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


61% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 1,305
    • Accepted 800
    • Acceptance Rate 61
    • Enrolled 400
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $65
    • Application Fee - International $65
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline December 1st December 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline October 15th Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 15th October 15th Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's Degrees3 letters of reference
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, 3 letters of recommendation
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 577 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based, TWE required, 4 TWE paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 1
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assitantships, Teaching Assistantships, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Health Care Benefits, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students968
    • Female Percentage86%
    • Male Percentage14%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students968
    • Part-time Percentage4%
    • Full-time Percentage96%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino14%
    • Black / African American11%
    • White / Caucasian54%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian10%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races4%
    • Unknown7%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty173
    • Full-time Percentage25%
    • Part-time Percentage75%
    • Female Percentage66%
    • Male Percentage34%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchAdvanced clinical practice; economic, social, and health inequities; diverse populations at risk; health and mental health; international social welfare
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

Location & Contact

School of Social Work

Columbia University

1255 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027
United States

Dr. Jeanette Takamura


Phone: 212-851-2289

Ms. Debbie Lesperance

Director of Admissions

Phone: 212-851-2211
Fax: 212-851-2305

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