Master of Social Work
College of Science and Health Professions
Edinboro University

Be a voice for the vulnerable as a licensed social work practitioner.

Edinboro University’s Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) is the only advanced degree program of its kind in the area. Fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, it prepares you for advanced social work practice in a variety of settings.

Our education model is built around professional best practices. The curriculum, focusing on trauma-informed family practice, is taught by dedicated faculty with extensive field experience. They serve as mentors, guiding students through the many areas of social work. You will participate in internships designed to lead to full-time employment and help you prepare for state licensure exams.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of social work is projected to grow by 15% during the next 10 years - faster than most other occupations. The demand for mental health counselors is also predicted to increase significantly. With a Master of Social Work degree from Edinboro, you will be prepared for a fulfilling career in advocacy, education and support of our underserved and at-risk populations.

Expert Faculty

Accomplished faculty and staff 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.

Advocate for social and economic justice.

A limited number of Graduate Assistantships are available for on-campus students.
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Nationally ranked program available on campus or online.

Edinboro welcomes students to complete the MSW program on campus, face-to-face with other students and professors. But we also offer an asynchronous online program that is highly attractive to veterans and other individuals who are already working but want to open the door to more clinical and professional opportunities. You can complete coursework on your own schedule, and advance through the program at your own pace. Both programs have gained national recognition:

Ranked #20 Master of Social Work program in the nation in Affordability, according to Affordable Colleges.

Ranked in the top 10 in the nation by SR Education Group for 2017 Top Online Master of Social Work Programs.

Complete your M.S.W. in 15 months instead of two years.

Enroll in the Advanced Standing Master of Social Work and get a head start on your clinical and professional career. The program is open to graduates who have completed an accredited Bachelor of Social Work program within the past five years. Here’s what you’ll need to apply:

Your Bachelor of Social Work degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Two letters of reference that show your readiness for advanced social work practice.

A personal statement of your commitment to the field.

Prepare for a rewarding career.