Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the Silberman School of Social Work (SSSW) at Hunter College, the largest college in the City University of New York (CUNY) system. CUNY is the nation’s leading urban public university, serving 540,000 students. We are excited to have you join us at Silberman, the oldest and largest public school of social work in New York, and have you contribute to our mission of cultivating intellectual and personal development, and encouraging lifelong social and civic engagement among our students. Indeed, SSSW’s student body, its alumni, and its field agencies are the primary social work workforce for the public human service departments and not-for-profit agencies in New York City.

The SSSW has more than 950 full time Master’s level students and over 75 Ph.D. students at any given time. The School has affiliations with more than 300 NYC area agencies and programs (including, health, mental health, criminal justice and child welfare) that provide MSW student internships in clinical, administrative and community practice. The SSSW is also a campus exemplar among the Hunter College schools for its research efforts, with funding exceeding $5.8 million. The SSSW community comprises 44 full-time faculty members.

You are joining an institution deeply committed to the core values of the social work profession- service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity and competence. We endeavor to put these values into practice every day because at Silberman we practice what we teach- and we teach social work.

Your contribution and dedication to our students is invaluable. In an effort to proactively accommodate your needs and support your instruction, we have developed this online resource to provide you with all of the information you will require for the upcoming semester.

We are excited to welcome you to Silberman!

Mary Cavanaugh, Dean