Used as a stand-alone degree or as a stepping-stone for entry into a myriad of graduate programs, the 120-credit Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree with Speech and Language Pathology prerequisite courses is specially designed to prepare students to gain entry into our prestigious M.S. in Speech Language Pathology program.
It can also be used towards our wide array of graduate programs, including the M.S. in Education & Special Education (Mt. St. Vincent), MSW in Social Work (Wurzweiler), and M.P.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis – ABA (Manhattanville College), as well as other graduate programs such as Psychology, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, School Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, School Leadership, Law, Marriage & Family Counseling, Nutrition, Accounting, MBA, Nursing, and more. Students who do not intend to apply to a Speech Pathology Master’s program would be advised to pursue our standard BA in Psychology program instead.
Used as a stand-alone degree or as a stepping-stone for entry into myriad graduate programs, the C.M.S.V. 120-credit Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree can be used to gain entry into our prestigious array of graduate programs, including the M.S. in Education & Special Education (Mt. St.Vincent), MSW in Social Work (Wurzweiler), and M.P.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis – ABA(Manhattanville College). It can also be used to apply to a wide variety of other graduate programs such as Psychology, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, School Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, School Leadership, Law, Marriage & Family Counseling, Nutrition, Accounting, MBA, Nursing, and more.
We are proud to have partnered with two exceptional colleges to offer the Psychology portion of this degree program:
- The College of Mount Saint Vincent, a highly ranked college in NYS, featuring an outstanding undergraduate Psychology department.
Among the five oldest colleges in New York City, CMSV offers more than 70 nationally recognized programs, including a full array of majors and minors in the sciences and mathematics, the humanities, arts, and social sciences, and professional preparation in accounting, business, communication, education, and nursing.
This program is for NYS residents and online students.
- St. Peter’s University, a highly ranked university in NJ, featuring an outstanding Psychology department under the leadership of Maryellen Hamilton, Professor and Chair of Psychology. Founded in 1872, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 2,600 undergraduate and 800 graduate students. US News and World Report ranked St. Peter’s among the Top 100 “Best Regional Universities in the North,” and Money Magazine ranked St. Peter’s and the “Most Transformative School” in the state of New Jersey.
This program is for NJ residents only.
To offer the five Speech Prerequisite courses, we have partnered with the Katz School of Science and Health of Yeshiva University
The Katz School of Science and Health is an academic powerhouse in the heart of New York City with a special focus in Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Biotech and Health, Digital Media, and Fintech. Yeshiva University is a US News and World Report Top 100university. Forbes ranks Yeshiva University as a Top 100 university in the United States, Top50 in the Northeast, and 57th among research universities nationwide.
This degree can be completed in as few as three semesters (10 months).
Yes. Up to 36 seminary credits may be accepted toward the degree program.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. A BTL may be accepted.
- Minimum undergraduate 3.5 GPA. Students with a lower GPA may have their applications considered for provisional acceptance.
Students may be requested to demonstrate English language writing proficiency and reading comprehension via an English Placement Exam offered by Sara Schenirer.
The Office of the Registrar at Wurzweiler School of Social Work grants up to twelve (12) transfercredits to students who have completed courses at accredited institutions and have provided theirofficial transcripts for evaluation. The Office of the Registrar evaluates and accepts only credits that areapplicable to the student’s program of study and reflect a final grade of ‘C’ or above.
The program has two components: in-person and live-online.
The majority of the classes take place live-online, utilizing our unique Sara Schenirer Anywhere live online platform. A sample of this online format can be viewed here. This platform allows us to offer all classes online in a synchronous format where students and professors see, speak, and hear each other in real time. Classes take place at set times, and students enjoy all the benefits of a live classroom without the hassle and expense of travel, parking, and inclement weather.
To be eligible for Israeli licensure, students are required to take one class each week at Hebrew University’s campus. Wurzweiler has arranged for the Sara Schenirer students to have their own teacher in their own classroom. Students are also required to attend courses in the USA during the summer Bein Hazmanim.
At the commencement of the program, students are required to attend a full-day, on-site, orientation session at Wurzweiler’s Israel campus. No exceptions will be granted to this policy. At orientation, we review and acquaint you with all relevant policies, fieldwork requirements, and program requirements. Students also meet their professors, fellow classmates, and program directors.
To ease the travel burden on our students while retaining the essential in-class component of successful social work programs, this program is offered fully online utilizing our unique Sara Schenirer Anywhere live-online platform. To view a short video of how a live-online classroom operates, please click here.
This platform allows us to offer all classes online in a synchronous format where students and professors see, speak, and hear each other in real time. Classes take place at set times, and students enjoy all the benefits of a live classroom without the hassle and expense of travel, parking, and inclement weather.
At the commencement of the program, students are required to attend a two-day on-site orientation session at Sara Schenirer’s flagship location in Brooklyn, NY. No exceptions will be granted to this policy. At the orientation, policies, fieldwork requirements, and program requirements are reviewed and discussed, and students meet their professors, fellow classmates, and senior Sara Schenirer and Wurzweiler faculty.
Depending on the semester, classes are offered two/three weeknights from 8:00pm-10:00pm in our liveonline format.
Fieldwork is an integral component of a successful social work program. Beginning the second semester, students taking a full course-load are required to perform 21 hours of fieldwork per week under the supervision of their on-site supervisor
Wurzweiler’s experienced fieldwork coordinators maintain a vast network of contacts and will dotheir utmost to ensure suitable placements for you. We recognize that the quality of the fieldworkexperience is important to you from a professional and hashkafic standpoint, and every effort isexpended to locate opportunities for our students that will complement their needs and standards.Students will also benefit from ongoing contact and support from our highly attentive field coordinators.
Students who enroll through Sara Schenirer are eligible to receive a substantial tuition discount which reduces the price to just $825 per credit. The cost of the full program is only $49,500. There is also a one-time fieldwork fee of $1,500.
Qualifying students are eligible to apply for the HRSA grant and receive a $10,000 grant. Wurzweiler offers a ten-month payment-plan option, as well.
At the graduate level, the only aid available is in the form of loans. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be completed online at https://www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Wurzweiler’s FAFSA school code is 002903.
Additionally, there are several scholarships open to Jewish graduate students that students are encouraged to apply for:
• Rose Biller Scholarship Fund – The Rose Biller Scholarship Fund is open to Jewish residents of NYC’s five boroughs, Westchester, and Long Island with financial need. It provides scholarships to Jewish men and women with significant economic need attending undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools.
• Helen B and Lewis E Goldstein Scholarship Fund – This fund is open to Jewish full-time students enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate school in the United States.
• Samuel Lemberg Scholarship Loan Fund – The Samuel Lemberg Scholarship Loan Fund provides interest-free loans to aid Jewish undergraduate and graduate college students who exhibit exceptional academic achievement and face financial difficulties pursuing a higher education. These loans must be repaid within ten years of graduation or termination of studies.
Despite our best efforts to ensure that the program be as haskafically correct as possible, the nature of the subject matter under discussion can at times mandate exposure to topics, lifestyles, and attitudes, that may conflict with our accepted cultural norms. Students are strongly encouraged to consult a mentor/halachic advisor before embarking upon this field of study
For students and parents alike, the world of college and degrees can be confusing, costly, and difficult to navigate. We pride ourselves on our high-quality educational partners who offer an accredited degree, uncompromised environment, and first-rate faculty at affordable prices. We complement that by providing exceptional warmth and support to every single Wurzweiler student at Sara Schenirer, and we work diligently to offer personal guidance to each student to ensure their success and timely graduation. Most of all, we operate under guidelines set for us by prominent rabbonim with whom we regularly consult to ensure conformance with Torah standards.
Students moving from Israel to the USA can transfer to the USA program provided internship details are ironed out in advance. Class schedules may also be different.
Registration is now open for all programs. To apply, please click on this link to complete your online application. Please do not use a phone to apply, and only use either Chrome or Firefox browser.
Applicant will be asked to submit an:
· Unofficial copy of your undergraduate transcript
· Essay explaining why you wish to attend Sara Schenirer/Wurzweiler
· Two references
· Personal photograph.
Even if you do not have these available at the time of application, we recommend submitting your application immediately and submitting the requested documents as they become available.
Upon receipt of your application, students will be contacted to arrange an interview to continue the admissions process. Applicants who live outside the tri-state area will be interviewed utilizing our online teleconferencing technology
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