Master of Social Work
School of Graduate Studies
Edinboro University

Be a voice for the vulnerable. Become a licensed social worker.

A Chance to Change Someone’s Life.

Being a social worker provides you with the unique opportunity to improve the human condition. At Edinboro University we prepare students for that awesome responsibility with our Master of Social Work (MSW) degree.

Our education model is built around professional best practices. The curriculum, focuses on trauma-informed family practice and is taught by dedicated faculty with extensive field experience. They serve as mentors, guiding students through the many areas of social work. You will participate in internships designed to lead to full-time employment and help you prepare for state licensure exams.

Expert Faculty

Accomplished faculty instruct, guide and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.

Experiential Learning

The Edinboro experience extends well beyond the classroom. EU students prepare for careers and life through opportunities for hands-on learning, collaborative research with faculty, global travel and internships.

Modern Facilities

Fighting Scots live, work and play in state-of-the-art facilities on EU’s picturesque 585-acre campus. Located just 20 miles south of Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city, Edinboro is bustling with exciting activities.


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Edinboro’s MSW degree is widely lauded with many national recognitions, including a recent award from SR Education Group that ranked EU among the top 10 online programs in the country. This award is based entirely on feedback from students and graduates.

Why an MSW from Edinboro?

Our MSW program prepares graduates to help others and work in a wide range of practice settings, including family-based and mental health agencies, addiction treatment centers, schools, medical and psychiatric facilities, rehabilitation and correctional facilities, hospitals, veterans’ agencies, foster care and adoption agencies, nursing homes, and policy settings.

Affordable and Convenient
We offer a hybrid, campus-based program option so you can attend classes on campus one day per week, and a completely online asynchronous (on your own time) program option with no campus visits required. Our tuition rates are lower than many universities also offering high-quality degrees.

Advanced Standing Program–Complete Your Degree in Just 15 Months!
Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in Social Work within the last five years from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) can complete their MSW in just 15 months. Students must have earned a minimum GPA of 3.0 in their BSW and provide references and other documentation.

You Don’t Need a BSW to Enroll
Students with a bachelor’s degree in another field can still earn their MSW at Edinboro in only two years.

Nationally Accredited, Globally Available
The format of Edinboro’s CSWE accredited program makes it available to students from all 50 states, as well as international students and those in military settings.

With an MSW degree from Edinboro, you will be prepared for a career where you can truly make a difference.

The need for social workers has never been higher. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of social work is projected to grow by 15% during the next 10 years–faster than most other occupations.