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.
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.
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.
The MSW program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, and widely lauded with many national recognitions.
As a BSW student, you will take courses in human behavior theory, client practice, social welfare policy, substance use disorders, research and more. Upon graduation with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better, along with supportive references and a well-written personal statement, you will be eligible for Edinboro’s accelerated MSW program.
Our 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 BSW and MSW from Edinboro University, you will be prepared for a career in a variety of social work 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.
Edinboro’s accelerated BSW/MSW program provides you with the opportunity to:
Edinboro's 4+1 program saves you a full year of educational costs.
School of Graduate Studies
140 Butterfield Hall
310 Scotland Road
Edinboro, PA 16444