Master of Social Work Program

Program Contact:

Stephanie A. Eckstrom

Academic Division: Behavioral and Social Sciences

Program Description:

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.

Program Requirements:

A bachelor's degree (minimum overall QPA of 3.0) from an accredited college or university is required. Applicants must be able to show that they have acquired a liberal arts base during their undergraduate (or undergraduate and graduate) studies and must have one undergraduate course in descriptive statistics.

Additional Information:

University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work 

Council on Social Work Education - National accrediting body for social work education.  You can find all accredited programs in the United States

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 field

Information about Pennsylvania state social work license

Information about New York state social work license

Financial Aid for program participants: