Edinboro University’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program earned a No. 3 rank nationally, according to a leading online source of program analysis.
“Being recognized among the top programs in the country and in the state validates our commitment to training social workers to become the best in their field,” said Dr. Erinn Lake, executive director of Edinboro’s School of Graduate Studies. “We prepare our graduates to serve the community from the first day they step into their role as a social worker.”
OnlineU is an online resource focused on social work education and career advancement.
Rankings are based on expected early-career median net income, using median monthly debt payment and earnings of graduates from the U.S. Department of Education’s resource, College Scorecard. To be considered for the ranking, the program must be accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
The rankings were categorized by degree level – for both online and campus-based programs. Program data were collected from official school websites, reflecting data for the 2019-2020 school year.
Edinboro University was the sole higher-education institution in Pennsylvania to achieve a Top 20 national ranking in the MSW list.
Pennsylvania’s Board of Social Work requires a minimum of a master’s degree to apply for licensure. Students pursuing a graduate-level social work degree are required to take classes focused on psychology and welfare through colleges approved by the National Association of Social Workers.
Licensed social workers serve patients in a wide range of practice settings including mental health clinics, schools, human service agencies and hospitals.
For more information on Edinboro University’s Master of Social Work program, visit www.edinboro.edu/MSW.