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Social Work

Program Highlight

 social work service day

Social Work Orientation

The Center for Social Work Education hosted a new event this year to welcome its new BSW, MSW, and Ph.D. students to campus. Students had an early opportunity to build relationships with their peers and the social work faculty and staff.

A group of about 120 new students, 25 returning students, and 18 faculty members joined Dr. Marcine Pickron-Davis, chief community engagement and diversity officer, and Chester residents for a trash clean-up around the Sun Hill neighborhood.

Are you interested in social justice? Do you appreciate diversity? Would you like to work with vulnerable individuals and groups?  Would you like to learn direct practice skills as well as strategies for creating social change?

If so, pursuing a degree in social work may be the right choice for you. The Center for Social Work Education offers the following degrees on our main campus: a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), Masters of Social Work (MSW), and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree. Students may also complete the MSW program at our satellite campus in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania or online.


We also offer two dual graduate degrees:

  • Master's degrees in social work and human sexuality education (MSW/MEd).
  • Master's degrees in social work and a doctorate in human sexuality education (MSW/PhD).

Apply now. 

You'll find that our social work programs provide the academic preparation and hands-on experiences needed to develop critical thinking and the professional skills necessary to affect positive change in the lives of disadvantaged populations and communities.

Contact us if you need help with: looking for scholarships opportunities, scheduling a campus visit, or getting answers to your questions.