West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
701 Market Street, Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA 19106
The Graduate Social Work Department provides a quality, affordable and accessible Master of Social Work degree in preparation for a career in an evolving, complex, technological, and global society. It prepares graduates who can think critically, communicate effectively, embrace diversity, practice ethically, respond to the needs of vulnerable and oppressed populations, are committed to social justice, and are competent to practice with individuals and families.
The goals of the West Chester University MSW Program are to:
The MSW Program concentration is Direct Practice with Individuals and Families. Direct Practice with Individuals and Families is an approach to social work grounded in human rights and social justice. Graduates of the West Chester University MSW program are trained to work with individuals and families using strengths-based, research-informed and community-oriented assessment, intervention and evaluation skills to enhance resiliency, support recovery and mitigate the effects of trauma to build capacity.
Students graduate with training in the most cutting-edge best practices in social work practice, including: