Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

WCU is a regional leader in social work education, and our Master of Social Work program in Philadelphia prepares students for advanced practice with individuals, families and communities while maintaining a focus on social justice and human rights. Our community of educators prepares students as professionals who engage with diverse populations and address the ever-changing needs of our society. Our Philadelphia-based program is designed with adult learners in mind, allowing students to balance home, work, and course schedules. Classes meet in the evenings and train students in trauma-informed approaches to working with individuals and families from the perspectives of Recovery, Resiliency & Capacity-Building. 

Program Highlights:

  • Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Ranked among the best MSW programs in the nation
  • Concentration in Direct Practice with Individuals and Families
  • Faculty experts who are also practitioners
  • Small classes
  • Part-time study
  • Two field experiences
  • Personalized placement experience

WCU is CSWE AccreditedMSW Badge 2019




For further questions:

Jeanean Mohr

Assistant Director of Recruitment, Admissions and Enrollment


Phone:  610-436-2096

Schedule a 1:1 appointment with Jeanean

#SuccessIn60 - Candace Simmons (West Chester @ Center City)

Watch the video below to hear from one of our MSW students, Candace Simmons, on her experience at WCU in Philadelphia.

Watch the #SuccessIn60 - Candace Simmons (West Chester @ Center City) video


Application Requirements

For information about the Department of Graduate Social Work Admissions process, visit the MSW homepage or contact our Program Coordinator, Jeanean Mohr

*The MSW program admits for the fall semester only.

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