MSW: Master of Social Work

West Chester University

West Chester Campus

Reynolds Hall
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2664

PASSHE Center City

701 Market Street, Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 267-386-3015

MSW Program in Philadelphia

Master of Social Work in Philadelphia

West Chester’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program is now offering the same quality education in a convenient Center City Philadelphia location. Check out this video to hear from some of our students and see our facilities.

The priority application deadline is March 1, 2015, for classes beginning in the fall of 2015.

We will continue to process applications after these due dates, but early applicants have a greater chance of admission. You are encouraged to apply early and have all required documents (including recommendations and transcripts from all schools attended) submitted as early as possible. As completed applications are received, they are reviewed, decisions made, and the applicants notified. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

The MSW Program in Philadelphia is a part-time, 3- or 4-year MSW Program at the new PASSHE Center City location. The program will start welcoming full-time students in the fall of 2015. Students taking part in the CWEL program are encouraged to apply. Academic standards and requirements of MSW Program in Philadelphia are consistent with the West Chester program.

The part-time MSW program is designed to meet the needs of today’s student, who is often working and caregiving while attending graduate school. All required courses (51 credits) must be completed at PASSHE Center City. However, students may take elective credits in Philadelphia or West Chester.

Field education requirements are carried out in the second and third years of the MSW Program, concurrent with coursework. For students working full-time in addition to attending school, there are some opportunities for employment based field practica as well as extended field experiences, working at the field site over breaks and/or into the summer, with a reduced requirement for weekly hours.

If you have any questions about WCU or the application process, we’re here to help. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with MSW Recruiter Kyle Murray at or 610-738-0339 if you have questions.

West Chester University in Philadelphia

MSW in Philadelphia: Upcoming Information Sessions



RSVP to MSW Recruiter Kyle Murray at or 610-738-0339.

Directions to Information Sessions in Philadelphia:

Please enter the building from Eighth Street and proceed to the West Lobby Elevator, near the Citizens Bank ATM. Take the elevator to the third floor classrooms.

Administrative offices are located on the Concourse Level.