Students who earn their M.S.W. degree will have completed the educational requirements and be eligible to take the New York State licensing exam for the Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW).
Students who complete the two-year curriculum and earn their M.S.W. degree will have met the educational requirements for the New York State licensing exam for the Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). The New York State Education Department has established additional requirements to be eligible to take the LCSW exam. These requirements must be met after graduation.
Preparation for LMSW Licensing Exam
In order to help students prepare for the LMSW licensing exam, Lehman College provides training for its own second year M.S.W. students. There is no charge to students for this training. While it is not required, most people find it useful and participation is strongly recommended. Students are also encouraged to purchase the study guide. Alumni of the Lehman M.S.W. program are invited to participate in the training.
As an alternative, there are many venues for LMSW exam preparation which students can select at their own expense. The College does not provide training for the LCSW exam since many resources exist to prepare for that exam.
Last modified: Oct 13, 2011