Social Work Department
Dr. David Pugh
The Department of Social Work prepares graduates for competent and effective beginning-level generalist social work practice and for a life committed to the importance of human relationships, social and economic justice, cultural competency, advocacy for oppressed and at-risk populations, lifelong learning, and active participation, contributions and leadership in the larger community.
The program strives to achieve its mission by providing access to a quality, Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)-accredited education that offers a range of learning experiences and opportunities for students to develop and apply social work knowledge, values, ethics and skills.
Program requirements are designed to prepare students for direct service with client systems of various sizes and types. A recent study revealed that 96 percent of EU social work graduates obtained professional employment in the field. Majors in the Department’s degree programs also have had considerable success in being admitted to graduate schools.
The Baccalaureate Social Work Program at Edinboro University is designed to prepare graduates with the knowledge, values and skills for competent and effective beginning-level generalist social work practice and for a commitment to social and economic justice, cultural competency, advocacy for oppressed and at-risk populations, lifelong learning, and active participation, contributions, and leadership in the larger community.
Edinboro University’s Master of Social Work program prepares graduates to work in a wide range of practice settings, including family-based agencies, mental health care agencies, addiction treatment centers, schools, medical care facilities, psychiatric facilities, rehabilitation facilities, hospitals, correctional facilities, veteran's agencies, foster care and adoption agencies, nursing homes, senior centers, and policy settings.