This will only take a moment.
This will only take a moment.
The Wurzweiler School of Social Work is committed to connecting passion to purpose by training social workers who can navigate modern obstacles and complex systems with the ultimate goal of healing a fractured world. That's why we've built "The Heights," a dynamic virtual environment that provides a rare opportunity for students to learn from inside the context, to engage critical scenarios and to "see" communities through new lenses.
"The Heights" is the name of both our interactive, virtual learning tool and the fictional community depicted within it. This community includes maps of urban, metropolitan, suburban and rural areas, which represent the various types of communities that the social workers who train in our online program support. We understand that trying to devise a transportation option for a client in New York City is very different from doing so for a client living in a rural area, and we intend for our students to be proficient at both. Thus while the Wurzweiler School itself is in the heart of a dense urban area, "The Heights" provides our online MSW students with the ability to experience these various environments so that they will be able to operate in any community upon their graduation.
Here's how you will navigate the virtual environs of "The Heights" and access the various activities and assignments that operate through it:
As students engage the interactive map, they have the ability to turn on different "lenses" which allow them to view all or part of "The Heights" through specific perspectives. These different ways of looking at this virtual community mirror the way in which social workers must keep track of certain aspects of the communities they serve in order to do their job.
Color-coded points of interest throughout "The Heights" direct you to critical community features, including schools, health and wellness provisions, public services, food, transportation, community centers, and more. These both create crucial context in which you can practice making professional decisions and serve as information centers for course content.
The points of interest throughout "The Heights" serve as jumping-off points for a variety of simulated case management scenarios identified as being critical to the development of successful social workers. These scenarios provide crucial opportunities for students to process complex information and to make and learn from mistakes within the safety of a virtual environment.
In addition to advanced clinical practice with individuals and families, group work, and community practice, the online MSW can also accommodate unique social work specializations.
Our application and admissions requirements, as well as our expert Admissions Advisors, will help prepare you for a rewarding program built on rigorous coursework and field-based training.
The online MSW offers exclusive support resources for your digital experience, as well as unique opportunities to engage and collaborate remotely with your cohort peers and faculty.