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*Field Internship Webinar

Pre-recorded MSW Field Intern Live Web Session With Information You Need for Your Field Placement.

Welcome to Edinboro University's Department of Social Work!  We are the only educational program in our region that provides both undergraduate and graduate social work programs that are fully-accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  We provide the region with a fully prepared and competent professional social work workforce to meet the specific needs of our region and the Commonwealth.

The mission of the Department of Social Work is to create and share knowledge by providing access to education and learning experiences for the academic, professional, and personal growth of the students and the larger community we serve.

The mission of the Baccalaureate Social Work Program at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania is 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.

The mission of the Master of Social Work Program is to prepare graduates with professional knowledge, values and skills for advanced social work practice providing services to families, and with a commitment to social and economic justice, empowerment of oppressed and at-risk populations; appreciation of the strengths of diversity; and as contributors to their communities and profession as lifelong learners.

Questions or comments about the Social Work program can be directed to the department secretary, Ms. Simone Taylor, at

Dr. David Pugh, Department Chairperson

Dr. Elaine Rinfrette, MSW Program Director

Dr. Hilary Copp, BSW Program Director

Dr. Margaret Smith, Field Coordinator & BSW Placement Coordinator

Ms. Charlene Kolupski, MSW Placement Coordinator

Ms. Simone Taylor, Department Secretary