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Master of Social Work


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Master of Social Work

West Chester Campus

Anderson Hall 
725 S. Church St 
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone:  610-436-2664

PASSHE Center City

701 Market Street, Concourse Level 
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone: 610-436-2664


West Chester University is a regional leader in graduate social work education, offering exceptional quality at one of the lowest tuition rates in the area. Our Master of Social Work program specializes in preparing students for advanced practice with individuals, families and communities while maintaining a focus on social justice and human rights. Faculty are dedicated to promoting social work values and ethics through a skills-based curriculum. In alignment with the missions of West Chester University and the College of Education and Social Work, our community of educators prepare professionals to engage with diverse populations and address the ever-changing needs of our society.

The MSW program is offered at both our West Chester and Philadelphia locations. 

2017 Philly Graduation

 “The mentoring I received from my professors and the relationships that have continued to date inspired me (as a first generation black woman) to reach to heights in my career that I'd never have imagined. They encouraged and challenged me to be the best me that I possibly can be."

 - Wanja Ogongi, WCU MSW Alumna, 2005

Why WCU?

  • One of the most affordable MSW programs in the region
  • Knowledgeable and experienced faculty committed to excellent teaching, advancing the field through research, and improving the community
  • Recently redesigned curriculum
  • Small class size (less than 20 students on average)
  • Interdisciplinary opportunities through Graduate Certificate Programs
  • Diverse elective offerings across two campuses and seven departments
  • High touch academic advising model
  • Suburban and urban campuses
  • Study abroad opportunities
  • Diverse student body

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