Stephanie A. Eckstrom, MSW Program Coordinatorsae102@pitt.edu
(814) 362-7527(814) 362-7541 fax
Our program is a satellite of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. It is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and meets state licensure requirements. The program provides interested students in this region the opportunity to earn a graduate degree in social work on a part-time, structured basis. The program functions with cohort-style admissions, with the potential for a new cohort to start every two years.
Students accepted into the program earn the 60 credit MSW in 3 ½ years, completing 6 credits a semester for 10 consecutive semesters. Students with a BSW may be eligible for advanced standing, completing the degree in 8 semesters. The program is geared toward working professionals, with classes in the evenings.
University of Pittsburgh School of Social Workhttp://www.pitt.edu/~pittssw/
Council on Social Work Education – National accrediting body for social work education. You can find all accredited programs in the United Stateshttp://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/organizations.aspx
National Association of Social Workers – Professional association of social workers, includes the Social Work Code of Ethics. It is a good website to explore the career opportunities available in the social work fieldhttp://www.naswdc.org/
Information about Pennsylvania state social work licensehttp://www.dos.state.pa.us/bpoa/cwp/view.asp?a=1104&q=433177
Information about New York state social work licensehttp://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/sw/lmsw.htm
Financial Aid for program participants:http://www.socialwork.pitt.edu/admissions/financial-aid.php