Master of Social Work Admitted Students Hub

Welcome to the Master of Social Work Program

The information below will help you get ready for orientation and your first semester as a Binghamton University graduate student. 

Fall orientation

New student orientation will be held in person at the University Downtown Center in mid-August. Please check your Binghamton email for more information coming soon!

Course registration 

Course registration questions or concerns for the coming semester can be directed to John Vassello (

Meet the MSW department

We're always happy to connect with students. View our department staff and contact information.

Letter from the chair

Welcome to the Department of Social Work at Binghamton University! You chose our program because like the professional staff and faculty who are here, you recognize that we prepare students to address the complex social problems of our time in order to achieve social, racial, economic and political justice for all. We believe you will find endless opportunities to engage with a diverse group of students and faculty that will inspire you to learn and grow. 

We also believe our generalist curriculum and field work will prepare you for effective social work practice in today’s increasingly diverse, complex, multicultural and multiracial society. Our staff and faculty, through teaching, advising and field experiences, will foster a sense of activism, social justice, commitment to change as well as a new vision of professional competence. With that we welcome two new assistant professors – Keisha Wint and Kelly Cook. Keisha Wint has expertise in children’s well-being and child-teacher relationships and Kelly Cook, who hails from our CCPA PhD program, focuses on suicide prevention and adult mental health. Be sure to welcome them, too!

Social work is one of the greatest helping professions in the rapidly growing global community. As we continue in the 21st century, social workers will maintain their key role as change agents assisting those in need to meet the challenges of living in an increasingly complex multicultural and multiracial society. We are excited that you have chosen Binghamton to pursue your burgeoning career. 

Dream big – 

Stacey L. Shipe, Chair
Department of Social Work