The MSW program at the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown is a part-time program that prepares students to engage in empirically supported and culturally competent advanced social work practice. It offers a specialization in direct practice with individuals, families, and small groups, with a specialization in mental health.
A new cohort of accepted students begin every two years (2024,2026,etc), completing six credits per semester for 10 consecutive semesters. (Total credits:42 class + 18 fieldwork) Students may successfully complete the master's degree in three and a half years. Classes are held in the evenings at Pitt's campus in Johnstown, Pa. The Pitt-Johnstown MSW program shares the same academic goals, standards, and requirements as the program at the Pittsburgh campus.
You are welcome to visit a class or our campus at any time.
Students are eligible for a 15% tuition discount if they meet the following conditions:
- Students must be employed by either a non-profit or social service agency as a full-time employee for no fewer than 35 hours per week and work directly in a capacity with individuals, families, groups, or communities.
- Students are not eligible for the discount if they are already receiving either tuition remission or reimbursement from Pitt or their employer.
- Verification of employment must be provided by a signed letter on agency letterhead stationery by either the CEO or human services manager/director verifying the student's employment, weekly hours worked, and job title.
To qualify for a Pitt2Pitt Scholarship, you need to be a graduating University of Pittsburgh senior or alumni as described in the program-specific requirements, apply to the program, and be admitted. Qualifing part-time students (minimum 4.5 credits) can receive $1,250/term scholarship.
You can apply to the program through the main campus admissions process (link below) . Applications will be accepted after Nov. 21, 2023, for the 2024-25 academic year. To apply you will need to provide:
• The online MSW application form
• Electronically signed field education document (included in the application)
• 3-5 page double-spaced typed personal statement
• Official and sealed copies of transcripts for all colleges/universities attended
• 2 letters of recommendation
• Copy of resume
Successful completion of 3-credit coursework in statistics or quantitative analysis (If a student does not have a course in statistics, this requirement must be completed before enrollment. Many applicants take this course at a community college if it was not a part of their previous studies)
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Misha Zorich, MSW Regional Program Director, Pitt-Johnstown MSW Program
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
450 Schoolhouse Road
Biddle Hall 150D
Johnstown, PA 15904
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