West Chester University of Pennsylvania

School of Business and Public Affairs

Social Work


West Chester University, Main Hall

102 West Rosedale Avenue

West Chester, PA 19383

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Social Work

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MSW program is designed to provide students with a highly versatile set of advanced skills to work with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. The program gives students the foundation to pursue the widest range of professional opportunities to meet the 21st century’s growing demands for social work services including clinical, advocacy and policy career opportunities. WCU’s MSW program offers the highest quality education for the best value in the greater Philadelphia area. In addition to our two-year full-time program, students have the flexibility to take courses on a part-time basis over the course of 3 to 4 years. For students working full-time in addition to attending school, there are opportunities for employment-based internships as well as extended internships. The MSW program also offers a full-time (12 month) or part-time (2 year) advanced standing option to qualified applicants who have graduated within the past five years with a bachelor’s degree in social work (BSW) from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The program links students to field placements in growth employment areas such as aging, military social work, substance abuse as well as mental health and public health. Field placements are available throughout 6 counties in southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware.


Middle States Commission on Higher Education Council on Social Work Education

International Student Requirements:

Verification of English language proficiency is required. Applicants whose native language is not English must submit evidence of satisfactory performance on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to the Office of Graduate Studies and Extended Education before application forms can be processed. A score of 550 is required for the written exam, 80 for the Internet-based score, and at least 213 for the computer-based test. For more information about admissions requirements for international students please refer to http://www.wcupa.edu/international/isps/

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 54

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 534.05 In state / 759.05 Out of state USD

In State Tuition (per year): 9831 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 13381 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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