Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW)

MSW Overview

Pitt’s MSW degree offerings include specializations in Direct Practice or Community, Organization, and Social Action (COSA) as well as certificates, joint programs and an advanced standing program.

Admission Qualifications

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

Apply to the MSW Program

Find procedures, deadlines and other details about applying for the MSW program.

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. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions about Pitt's MSW Program.

MSW Information Sessions

Join us in person or online to learn more about the Pitt Social Work MSW program.

MSW Graduate Fair Schedule

Meet with a Pitt Social Work admissions representative at graduate fairs across the country.

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.


Attend one of our Information sessions, where you will hear from faculty, staff, current students and alumni about the MSW program.