WCU is a regional leader in social work education and ranked among the top 100 MSW programs in the country by U.S. News. We offer one of the lowest tuition rates in the region and received the best salary score among Philadelphia-area MSW programs according to GradReports.

Our program mission is to prepare versatile social workers to employ innovative methods of practice that promote the well-being of individuals, families and communities. We equip students to practice from a social justice perspective grounded in the realization of human rights. 

WCU's MSW Program Specialization is Advanced Practice with Individuals, Families, and Communities, an approach to social work that addresses well-being from a trauma-informed, recovery perspective grounded in human rights. Focusing on human rights as the key to social justice and sustainable wellness, practitioners regularly engage advocacy, policy and research. Our unique, simulation-based curriculum provides students opportunities to demonstrate competency in utilizing this approach as they prepare to respond to complex and contemporary issues in a range of interprofessional settings. 

The MSW program is offered in West Chester and Philadelphia, with some online course offerings.


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