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    Hunter College
  Feb 23, 2018
Graduate Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Silberman School of Social Work

About the School

The Hunter College School of Social Work, founded in 1956, is the largest and oldest public graduate school of social work in New York City. The School’s mission is to promote excellence in social work practice by preparing knowledgeable, ethical, and highly competent social work leaders for a variety of professional roles and settings.  Our pedagogy, scholarship, and service reflect social work’s historic commitment to human rights, cultural complexity, and social and economic justice. Commensurate with the missions of our host institutions, the School promotes community-engaged and practice-based scholarship that pursues policy and practice solutions to real world problems, thereby reinforcing the strengths of people and the communities in which they live, in New York and other major urban areas.

The School of  Social Work is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

The Building and Its Uses

The School is located in a new state-of-the-art building designed specifically to meet its needs in the community of East Harlem. The School was renamed the Lois V. and Samuel J. Silberman School of Social Work in honor of its benefactors, Lois and Samuel Silberman. The new building includes a well resourced and beautiful library, community meeting spaces, four computer labs with extensive software, state-of-the art classrooms and an art gallery. In addition, the building has both an interior courtyard garden and a large terrace. A café will be located in the building as well. The CUNY School of Public Health, Centro, and Brookdale Center on Healthy Aging and Longevity are co-located in the building. In addition to resources in the School of Social Work building, there are extensive resources at the main campus of Hunter College (East 68th St. and Lexington Ave.), the Graduate Center and the other units of the City University of New York (CUNY).

Programs and Courses

Social Work Programs and Courses  




Faculty for the School of Social Work   

 IMPORTANT: Please check the Hunter College School of Social Work website: and registration materials for up-to-date information on course offerings.