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Thank you for your interest in the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, which is ranked #21 by U.S. News and World Report in its 2022 rankings of graduate schools of social work. Here, you will learn the skills, knowledge and values to become an outstanding social work practitioner, educator or researcher.

Consistent with the Council on Social Work Education's, Educational Policies and Accreditation Standards, the School of Social Work does not grant course or field credit, transfer credit, or exemptions for prior life, volunteer, or employment experience.

Apply to the School of Social Work BASW Program

Apply to the School of Social Work MSW Program

Apply to the School of Social Work PhD Program


Bachelor's Degree in Social Work (BASW) Admissions

Our undergraduate program has a rolling admissions policy—there is no specific deadline for applying. For qualified applicants, we offer guaranteed admission.

Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) Admissions

Each year the School awards scholarships to incoming students. Only full-time, first time applicants who possess a minimum 4-year cumulative grade point average of at least 3.4 are considered for scholarship awards. Please note that all full-time MSW applicants who have a minimum grade point average of 3.4 and complete the MSW application by the deadline will receive a priority review for both admission and a scholarship award. The School’s regular admissions deadline is May 31st. 

Doctoral Degree in Social Work (PhD) Admissions

Our full time program is highly competitive, students are fully funded for four years, and we accept 6-8 students each year.

Financial Aid

The School of Social Work offers generous financial aid for students in need.

International Students Admissions

Learn about the admissions process for international students.

Meet our Alumni

Meet some of our alumni and hear about their work.