Wurzweiler/WITS Master’s of Social Work Partnership

Live Anywhere, Earn a Degree Respected Everywhere

WITS is partnering with Wurzweiler School of Social Work (a division of Yeshiva University) to provide students with an affordable and comprehensive Master’s in Social Work. WITS students can earn their MSW from Wurzweiler through Wurzweiler’s new live online program. This offers students the opportunity to livestream their classes through a free video conferencing platform. Online students participate in classes in real time and study at the same pace as on-campus students.

The purpose of this partnership is to create a program, specially tailored for Orthodox Jewish women, where you can learn with other like minded women in a WITS’ environment.  

Wurzweiler’s professors are experienced clinicians drawn from within the community and exercise exceptional cultural sensitivity throughout their courses. Classes are not held during the Yomim Tovim and the program takes just 16 months to complete. This means students can soon start making a difference in the lives of individuals, groups, and communities across the globe. Wurzweiler’s renowned MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and requires no GRE for admission.

You need not be a WITS/Maalot graduate or Baltimore resident to apply. Applications from across the United States and abroad are welcome. Preferential admission for WITS/Maalot graduates.

MSW Degree Program Information:

  • 16 months (4 semesters)
  • 60 credits
  • 1200 hours of fieldwork
  • Online, you can live anywhere
  • Part-time options available

Tuition & Financial Aid

Scholarships are available for all students in the WITS cohort.

Contact:  Mrs. Rachel Wainhaus, Program Coordinator, for detailed information at rwainhaus@wits.edu.

For federal financial aid and payment plan information,

Contact: Esti Coates at Esti.Coates@yu.edu

START YOUR APPLICATION   Under the “Intended Program of Study” dropdown box, choose: Social Work, MSW, WITS/Maalot Baltimore

Need help with the application? Contact:  Mrs. Rachel Wainhaus at rwainhaus@wits.edu.


Why Wurzweiler?

  • Wurzweiler has been training exceptional practitioners for 60 years. Wurzweiler has an excellent national and international reputation. Its graduates are highly regarded and are easily employed.
  • Find your passion and choose from specializations in child welfare practice, school social work, creative arts and healing, trauma practice, social work practice with the military, and gerontology and palliative care.
  • Study on your terms by selecting the right program offering for you. Attend classes full or part-time and begin in the fall, spring, or summer semester. You can choose to go right into the field after graduation or to continue onto a PhD.
  • The program is 60 credits. Full time is four semesters. Semesters are 14 weeks. We offer the program in back-to-back semesters so students may finish in 16 months. Scholarships are available.
  • Students generally take 15 credits a semester and have a supervised field placement in a social service agency for 21-24 hours a week.
  • Get personalized attention from your assigned faculty advisor who will mentor your career growth. Classes are small and nurturing to encourage interaction between faculty and students, and to help you build your professional network.

Why Go Through WITS?

  • Individualized attention and student services from WITS
  • Hashkafically Sensitive program supervised through WITS
  • Advisement through the application process from WITS
  • Classes are scheduled to accommodate the Yomim Tovim
  • WITS and Wurzweiler will work with you to find a field placement in your area that is consistent with your practice goals.
  • Small class size
  • Live Online Classes give you the convenience of an online class but the close personal feel of a face to face environment.

Learn more about the Wurzweiler/WITS partnership

About Wurzweiler

Established in 1957, the Wurzweiler School of Social Work offer a “methods-based” curriculum and concentrations in social/clinical casework, social group work and community social work/administration. Field placement agencies are selected for their diversity, quality of service to the community, opportunities for learning, expertise of supervisors and eagerness to collaborate with the school to create a challenging educational venture for our students.

Students come from over 60 countries, including Israel, Canada, France, Japan, South America, Eastern Europe and Africa. Many are just like you—working people who have to balance the demands of school, work and family. Students find that our individual attention and flexible programming help them succeed.

Since its inception, more than 7,000 students have received master’s degrees and more than 165 doctorates have been awarded.

Alumni are therapists, managers, administrators, researchers, professors of social work, college deans and legislators. They are employed in every sector of social services, from neighborhood agencies to the federal government, and are committed to improving the lives of vulnerable populations throughout the world. Wurzweiler emphasizes values and ethics, as well as respect for ethnicity, and recognize the importance of religious beliefs and spirituality.

Learn more about Wurzweiler


START YOUR APPLICATION  Under the “Intended Program of Study” dropdown box, choose: Social Work, MSW, WITS/Maalot Baltimore