Master of Social Work

Social Work


If you’re passionate about being a voice for the vulnerable, become a licensed social worker. PennWest Edinboro offers a nationally recognized online Master of Social Work program.

Rated One Of The Best Online MSW Programs.

PennWest Edinboro’s MSW degree was recently ranked among the top 10 online programs in the country by SR Education Group. This award is based entirely on feedback from students and graduates.

Why PennWest Edinboro Stands Out.

We built our nationally recognized program around professional best practices to help prepare you for a career in social work. Our curriculum focuses on trauma-informed family practice and is taught by dedicated faculty with extensive field experience. They will serve as your mentors, guiding you through the many areas of social work.

You’ll gain extensive hands-on experience through internships designed to lead to full-time employment and help you prepare for state licensure exams. Our list of internship sites is extensive. During the past five years, PennWest Edinboro MSW students have completed internships in 39 states, plus Canada, South Korea and St. Lucia, as part of their degree program.

You don’t need a BSW to enroll. If you’ve earned a bachelor’s degree in another field, you can still earn your MSW at PennWest Edinboro in only two years.

PennWest Edinboro’s program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. It’s available to students from all 50 states, as well as international students and those in military settings.

Learn more about PennWest Edinboro’s MSW degree and Field Experiences.

Completely On-Line Program

Earn your MSW completely online, on your own time, with no campus visits required.

Because we are an approved SARA institution, PennWest Edinboro may admit online graduate students from all 50 states.

Accreditation Matters

PennWest Edinboro's MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. This indicates that our programs meet or exceed criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited program has sufficient resources to meet its mission and goals and the Commission on Accreditation has verified that it demonstrates compliance with all sections of the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards.

Accreditation applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program. For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation.

Your Future

With an MSW degree from PennWest Edinboro, you’ll have the skills you need to help others and work in a wide range of practice settings such as:

  • Addiction treatment centers
  • Family-based and mental health agencies
  • Foster care and adoption agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Medical and psychiatric facilities
  • Nursing homes
  • Rehabilitation and correctional facilities
  • Schools
  • Veterans agencies

Questions About This Program?

Dr. Janice Carello
MSW Program Director
G35 Hendricks Hall
Phone: 814-732-1738

Due to Colorado regulations regarding workers compensation, only paid field experiences are permitted. Students in programs requiring an unpaid field experience/internship/practicum may not complete their experience in Colorado.

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