New Five-year Program Culminates in a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Social Work Degree
Teaneck, NJ (October 20, 2006) — A new agreement for academic cooperation between New York University’s School of Social Work and Fairleigh Dickinson University’s School of Psychology, signed on October 9, offers a five-year program culminating in a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Social Work degree.
Students enrolled in FDU’s baccalaureate degree program in psychology with a concentration in clinical social work—a new concentration within the School of Psychology—are able to apply for acceptance into NYU’s accelerated master of social work program before completing their baccalaureate degree. The program will use facilities on FDU’s Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck, NJ and NYU’s Rockland Campus in Sparkhill, NY.
Dr. Christopher Capuano, director of FDU’s School of Psychology, said, “The first 12 credits of NYU graduate courses, which students will take in the final semester of their senior undergraduate year, will count toward the degree requirements for both degrees. This means that students who are admitted to the program on a full-time basis would be able to complete both degrees in just five years.”
“This agreement,” he said, “establishes the guidelines between the two universities in delivering this innovative program to students enrolled in FDU’s new clinical social work track. The NYU School of Social Work is nationally recognized and FDU’s new clinical social work track will provide psychology students with the skills necessary to complete their graduate work at NYU and eventually move on to careers in social work.”
FDU’s School of Psychology is among the University’s largest and most comprehensive schools, offering an APA-accredited Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology, a Psy.D. Program in School Psychology, M.A. Programs in General-Theoretical and School Psychology, a nationally recognized postdoctoral M.S. Program in Clinical Psychopharmacology offered to professionals on a distance basis, and a new M.A. Program in Forensic Psychology (State approval anticipated for Fall 2007 start date).
In addition, the School of Psychology offers a strong undergraduate program (B.A.) in Psychology with optional tracks in Forensic Psychology, Mental Health, or Clinical Social Work, and a new post-baccalaureate re-specialization program (certificate program) designed for people trained in other professions (e.g., law, business, natural sciences) but who wish to pursue careers in mental health and/or applied areas of psychology.
To learn more about this new program or other programs in psychology, contact the School of Psychology at (201) 692-2300 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.