Edinboro University Online MSW Programs

The Edinboro University, Department of Social Work currently offers two online MSW programs, one for traditional students and one for advanced standing students. At this time, Edinboro only offers full-time online MSW programs; neither program is offered in a part-time format. The traditional program takes two years to complete with classes year round in the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer quarters. The advanced standing program can be completed in 15 months (five quarters), also with classes year round (Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer quarters).

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Edinboro’s online MSW program has a family social work practice focus; however, students are prepared to work in a variety of settings as the courses teach a generalist approach and students are allowed to work in several different types of agencies for their field education requirements. The program follows a cohort model where students enter and proceed through the program together as a group.

In addition, the majority of classes use asynchronous instruction, meaning students are not required to log on at specific times to attend classes. Programs with asynchronous instruction are ideal for students who want extra flexibility during their degree program, but they require discipline to stay on track and keepup with coursework and assignments.

For students who are considering pursuing a MSW full-time, full-time online MSW programs require a considerable time commitment to meet the curriculum and field education requirements. For field education, students are required to work 18 hours per week during the Fall and Spring quarters. However, since Edinboro’s program has year round classes, students only take 9 credits per quarter instead of 15 like for many other programs. This is ideal for students who need to work part-time during the program.

Edinboro University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and the online MSW programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).


Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Online MSW Programs: Overview

Department: Department of Social Work
Degree Types: Traditional and Advanced Standing
Concentrations: Family Social Work Practice

Program Structure: Online with field internships (no requirements for online students to attend campus)
Instruction Methods: Typically courses have asynchronous instruction where students do not have set times where they need to be online to attend classes
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Program Information – Traditional Standing Students

Program Overview
Program Name: MSW Program
Website: www.edinboro.edu
Phone Number: (814) 732-2013

Program Requirements
Field Education Requirements: A total of 900 hours (two internships: 400 hours and 500 hours)
Number of Credits Required: 60 credit hours are needed to graduate

Program Length
Program Options: Full-Time Only
Program Length: 2 years (accelerated program with eight quarters – courses in the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer)
Program Start Dates: Fall admission only

Admission Requirements
GPA: Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0, otherwise students are required to take the GRE or MAT
GRE Information: Not required unless GPA is below 3.0
Tuition: Inquire with school

Program Information – Advanced Standing Students

Program Overview
Program Name: MSW Program
Website: School of Social Work
Phone Number: (814) 732-2013

Program Requirements
Field Education Requirements: A total of 500 hours (two internships)
Number of Credits Required: 39 credit hours are needed to graduate

Program Length
Program Options: Full-Time Only
Program Length: ~1 year (accelerated program with five quarters: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer)
Program Start Dates: Summer admission only (students are required to complete three pre-requisite courses)

Admission Requirements
BSW Requirement: Students must have completed an undergraduate degree in social work from a CSWE accredited program
GPA: Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is required
GRE Information: Not Required
Tuition: Inquire with school