Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW)

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MSW Overview

Earn your MSW in just 12 months with advanced standing. Specialize in Direct Practice or Community, Organization, and Social Action.

Apply to the MSW Program

Apply now to our top-ranked MSW program. Our Priority Review 1 deadline is November 21, 2022. All applicants automatically reviewed for scholarships.

Admission Qualifications

Applicants to the MSW program must exhibit potential and professional capabilities essential to function effectively in a graduate school environment.

Advanced Standing

Students who enter the MSW Program with full advanced standing can complete their program with a minimum of 39 credits, with full-time enrollment options for both 12-month (fall, spring, summer) and 16-month (fall, spring, fall) options.

Dual/Joint/Cooperative Degrees

Some students seek to complement their social work education and training by earning a degree in another discipline or profession. 

Bradford Campus MSW Program

The Pitt-Bradford MSW program provides the opportunity to earn an MSW degree on a part-time, structured basis at the University's campus in Bradford, Pa.

Johnstown Campus MSW Program

The Master of Social Work program at the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown is a part-time program offered at Pitt's campus in Johnstown, Pa.

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