Become an agent of change

Social workers relieve human suffering; alleviate social and economic injustice; and ensure their clients' social, economic and psychological needs are met. Social work is about being an agent of change.

You have the desire to help others, to make a difference, to effect changes that have an impact on the world ... now you need the knowledge and skills to provide that help. Binghamton University is the place to pursue your master's degree in social work (MSW). On our website you'll find information about our program, the accomplishments of our faculty and staff, how we collaborate with the community and more. Stay awhile.

Accredited by the National Council on Social Work Education, Binghamton's MSW program trains competent and effective social workers in an empowering, inclusive environment. Our mission is to prepare social workers for autonomous, knowledge-based, advanced generalist practice within an integrated community of scholars, practitioners and learners.

We help students acquire a broad base of knowledge and skills to address the needs of families, individuals, groups, organizations and communities. Binghamton University is committed to education that furthers social and economic justice, as well as to developing professional social workers who will become leaders in a complex, multicultural and increasingly global society.

Our guiding principles

  • A focus on people's strengths
  • A celebration of human diversity
  • The application of multi-system practice methods to promote human well-being and fair, equitable communities
  • A commitment to social justice
  • A focus on working with diverse clients from a bio-psycho-social-spiritual-cultural perspective across the entire life span
  • A focus on social work practice and collaboration with clients and organizations in public and not-for-profit settings

Fall 2015 information sessions

Dates coming soon!

All information sessions will be held in the University Downtown Center located at 67 Washington St., Binghamton, NY, in Room 301.

If you have questions, please contact our department at 607-777-5999.

Last Updated: 7/18/14