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Old 07-13-2018, 06:03 PM
 
Location: jefferson city, mo
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Considering applying to MSW programs in New York city. I would be looking for part time programs where I could work up to full time. I would need to live frugally but was curious about pay and living expenses and researching how much I would need to get paid to afford NYC. I currently work as a caseworker in a state agency (just recently started) and the pay in my current state is low for caseworkers. My goal would be to get the MSW, become licensed and do clinical therapy. While I am in school I would have to get a job that pays enough to live on obviously. Any suggestions on where/how to start looking into this?
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Old 07-13-2018, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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Considering applying to MSW programs in New York city. I would be looking for part time programs where I could work up to full time. I would need to live frugally but was curious about pay and living expenses and researching how much I would need to get paid to afford NYC. I currently work as a caseworker in a state agency (just recently started) and the pay in my current state is low for caseworkers. My goal would be to get the MSW, become licensed and do clinical therapy. While I am in school I would have to get a job that pays enough to live on obviously. Any suggestions on where/how to start looking into this?
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:32 PM
 
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Start with CUNY
I agree with SeventhFloor--CUNY is a great place to start. Specifically: Hunter, Lehman, York, and College of Staten Island.
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:36 PM
 
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Hunter sounds perfect for you.
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Old 07-14-2018, 08:23 AM
 
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Hunter is the best (most respected) and cheapest MSW program in New York City.
It is also the most difficult to get accepted to, but it is worth a try.

Yeshiva University in Washington Heights has programs that are extremely accomodating to working students. You can study on weekends and evenings, and use your job as a field placement (at least for the first year, if it is social-work related). They also have a program where you study for 8 weeks for 3 summers, and do fieldwork (and/or work for pay) in the 2 years in between.

What is your undergraduate degree in? If it is in social work, you can find an "advanced standing" program where you can get your MSW in only 1 year instead of 2.

That being said, it is very difficult to live in NYC on an MSW salary (even after graduating), not to mention a B.A. level case manager salary. You will have a tough time finding affordable housing in particular (anywhere in NYC even in Queens or Brooklyn)>
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Old 07-15-2018, 01:40 PM
 
Location: jefferson city, mo
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I will have to look into Hunter. I was also interested in the MSW at Touro. I don't mind taking a train or bus to school/work/placements and potentially living in the Washington Heights area. Thanks for the responses!
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