4+1 Accelerated
BA Sociology + MSW

College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences | School of Graduate Studies
Edinboro University

Enroll in Edinboro University's Sociology Program and Earn your Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Just Five Years.

With Edinboro University's 4+1 program, you will first complete three years in the undergraduate Sociology program, followed by eligibility for conditional acceptance into the Master of Social Work program. Once accepted, your first year as an MSW student will give you the credits needed to complete your bachelor’s degree, also counting towards the first year of your master’s degree.

Edinboro’s MSW is flexible, allowing you to complete the program fully online or in a campus-based/online hybrid program. You will also have at least 900 hours of supervised clinical practice at an agency near you and be eligible to sit for the LMSW licensure exam during your final semester.

By earning both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in just five years, you will pay the undergraduate tuition rate for your first year of graduate school. That means you will save both time and money, and will graduate prepared for an exciting career in the helping professions.

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.

CSWE Edinboro University

The MSW program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, and widely lauded with many national recognitions.

What can you do with a social work degree?

Edinboro’s MSW program is focused on Trauma Informed Family Practice. You will take advanced courses in trauma, family intervention, assessment and diagnosis, diversity, research, substance use disorders, and an array of other courses ranging from working with diverse families to treating abuse survivors. With your MSW, you’ll be prepared for a career in a variety of fields:

Clinical Social Work: Provide mental health counseling to adults, children, families, couples and groups in either outpatient or inpatient mental health facilities.

Medical Social Work: Aid patients and their families during hospital stays and follow-up care, or see patients in nursing homes or during hospice care, often as part of a team with other medical professionals.

School Social Work: Encourage students’ academic and social success through individual and group counseling from pre-K through young adulthood, while also working with parents, teachers and other professionals.

Substance Use Social Work: Assist clients seeking to end their addictions, working with clients of all ages impacted by the use of drugs in outpatient and inpatient settings.

Community Social Work: Improve a problem situation with the help of community agencies, encouraging groups of people to organize and carry out plans in their communities, then gain skills to address future issues.

Political Social Work: Facilitate political change by working for political candidates in a variety of capacities, doing everything from handing out leaflets and answering phones to running for office.

Forensic Social Work: Support clients involved with the legal system, including domestic violence survivors in court, juvenile offenders in residential placement, or incarcerated individuals in jails or prisons.

Child Welfare Social Work: Keep children safe and families together, or work with adoption agencies, foster care services, and other agencies that support children.

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Edinboro's 4+1 program saves you a full year of educational costs.

Edinboro University

School of Graduate Studies
140 Butterfield Hall
310 Scotland Road
Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: 814.732.2856


Dr. Samuel Claster, Chair, Department of Sociology
Email: sclaster@edinboro.edu
Phone: 814.732.1551

More on Master of Social Work

School of Graduate Studies
Social Work
2019 CSWE Outcomes Assessment
Fact Sheet
MSW Handbook
Online Application