Information session planned for Pitt MSW in Bradford

Pitt-Bradford will hold an informational session June 11 about the University of Pittsburgh’s Master of Social Work degree offered on the Bradford campus. 

            The session, which will take place at 6 p.m. in Room 162 of Swarts Hall on the Pitt-Bradford campus, will feature Phillip Mack, director of admissions for the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, which has climbed to No. 11 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 rankings of Best Social Work Schools. It is the top-ranked social work program in Pennsylvania. 

            Stephanie Eckstrom, coordinator of the MSW program in Bradford, will also be on hand. 

            Topics to be addressed include the admissions process, program structure, curriculum, financial aid and more. Applications are now being accepted for Pitt-Bradford’s seventh class being formed for Fall 2014. Prospective students can expect to complete the degree requirements by December 2017.

            The MSW program at Pitt-Bradford is a part-time program offered by the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work in cooperation with the Bradford campus. It is taught by full-time and part-time School of Social Work faculty members, some of whom are members of the local social work community. The program continues to offer in-state tuition rates to students from neighboring counties in New York State.

            The MSW program at Pitt-Bradford offers a concentration in direct practice with individuals, families and small groups, with a specialization in children, youth and families.

            The MSW program at Pitt-Bradford admitted its first class of MSW students in Fall 2002. Its most recent class graduated in December, bringing to 92, the number of MSW graduates who have completed the degree in Bradford.

            Students completing the MSW degree are eligible to take the examination to become a licensed social worker.

            For more information, contact Eckstrom at (814)362-7527 or