Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW)
We take pride in our history, while developing professional practice to meet future challenges. The Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) offers social work education for the 21st century, and is ranked #21 by US News and World Report in their 2022 rankings of graduate schools of social work.
Doctorate in Social Work (PhD)
The University of Pittsburgh has one of the oldest and most well respected social work doctoral programs in the United States, awarding its first DSW degrees in 1949. The Pitt School of Social Work has consistently been regarded among the top 10 social work doctoral programs in the nation.
The Council on Social Work Education requires all programs to measure and report student learning outcomes. Students are assessed on their mastery of the practice behaviors that represent competencies that comprise the accreditation standards of the Council on Social Work Education.