Master of Social Work

School of Graduate Studies
Edinboro University

Be a voice for the vulnerable.

Become a licensed social worker and get the chance to change someone’s life.

At Edinboro University we prepare you for that awesome responsibility with our Master of Social Work (MSW) degree.

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 will also participate in internships designed to lead to full-time employment and help you prepare for state licensure exams.

Accolades and Recognitions.

Most Affordable Online Colleges 2018 Best Online Colleges for Value 2018 Top Online Master's in Social Work 2018

Edinboro’s MSW degree is widely lauded with many national recognitions, including a recent award from SR Education Group that ranked Edinboro among the top 10 online programs in the country. This award is based entirely on feedback from students and graduates.

Why an MSW from Edinboro?

Our MSW program will prepare you to help others and work in a wide range of practice settings:

Family-based and mental health agencies.
Addiction treatment centers.

Medical and psychiatric facilities.
Rehabilitation and correctional facilities.
Veterans’ agencies.

Foster care and adoption agencies.
Nursing homes.

Affordable and Convenient. We offer both:
A hybrid, campus-based program option so you can attend classes on campus one day per week.
A completely online and on your own time program with no campus visits required.
Our tuition rates are lower than many universities also offering high-quality degrees.

Advanced Standing Program–Complete Your Degree in Just 15 Months!
Students with advanced standing (GPA ≥ 3.0) who have earned a bachelor’s degree in Social Work within the last five years from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) can complete their MSW in just 15 months.

You Don’t Need a BSW to Enroll.
Students with a bachelor’s degree in another field can still earn their MSW at Edinboro in only two years.

Nationally Accredited, Globally Available.
The format of Edinboro’s CSWE accredited program makes it available to students from all 50 states, as well as international students and those in military settings.

Edinboro University is an approved SARA institution. Through SARA membership and state authorization, Edinboro may admit online graduate students from all 50 states. Visit for more information.

You could be eligible for a tuition waiver of up to $5,000 as a full-time MSW student. Learn more.

With an MSW degree from Edinboro, you will be prepared for a career where you can truly make a difference.

The need for social workers has never been higher. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of social work is projected to grow by 16% during the next 10 years–faster than most other occupations.

During the past five years, Edinboro MSW students have completed internships in 39 states, plus Canada, South Korea and St. Lucia as part of their degree program.

"I did not have a BSW degree and I could not be happier with the education, the leadership and the social work competencies and values that I received at Edinboro. Because of my degree I work full time as a social worker for County Human Services in Behavioral Health and APS, and a part-time hospital social worker. I look forward to continuing my post graduate clinical work towards an LCSW license."

Adam Gould, MSW

Edinboro University

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


Dr. Janice Carello, Graduate Program Head
Phone: 814.732.1738

More on Master of Social Work

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