Academics

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Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW)

The Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW) was initially accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) in 1973. It has been continuously reaffirmed since that time and has been ranked among the top undergraduate social work programs in the country. 

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 #17 by US News and World Report in their 2019 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. 

Field Education

Field education is an integral part of the social work curriculum for the BASW and MSW Programs. In 2008, and reaffirmed in 2015, the Council on Social Work Education designated Field Education as the Signature Pedagogy where the classroom and the field integrate. 

Policies & Handbooks

Policies & Handbooks that govern the University of Pittsburgh and the School of Social Work.

Learning Outcomes

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.