Clinical Course List

As you plan your MSW course schedule, review the list below to determine the courses that satisfy the 12-credit minimum clinical requirement for the Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) exam.

Our MSW program is registered with the New York State Office of Professions, and your earned MSW degree automatically qualifies you to sit for the Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) exam. In addition to the LMSW exam, master’s level practitioners who have 12 credits of clinical course content and meet other requirements such as the required number of hours of supervision by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) may sit for their LCSW exam. It is important to note that it is illegal to practice social work in New York State without a license.

The content on this page is currently under review and will be updated in the near future to better reflect NY State licensure requirements. In the meantime if you have any questions regarding courses needed for licensure, email

New York State Social Work Licensure Video [57:15 minutes]