Best Social Work Colleges in Pennsylvania

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We have created a 2018 ranking of the best colleges in Pennsylvania that offer Social Work degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 43 Social Work schools located within Pennsylvania. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best Social Work Colleges in Pennsylvania for 2018

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania offers 2 Social Work Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 202 students graduated in the study area of Social Work with students earning 178 Master's degrees, and 24 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 56 Reviews
2 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus offers 4 Social Work Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 270 students graduated in the study area of Social Work with students earning 215 Master's degrees, 50 Bachelor's degrees, 3 Certificates degrees, and 2 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 72 Reviews
3 Temple University Philadelphia, PA

Temple University offers 2 Social Work Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 337 students graduated in the study area of Social Work with students earning 219 Master's degrees, and 118 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 36 Reviews
4 Widener University-Main Campus Chester, PA

Widener University-Main Campus offers 3 Social Work Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 163 students graduated in the study area of Social Work with students earning 138 Master's degrees, 18 Bachelor's degrees, and 7 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
5 Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr, PA

Bryn Mawr College offers 2 Social Work Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 101 students graduated in the study area of Social Work with students earning 99 Master's degrees, and 2 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
6 Millersville University of Pennsylvania Millersville, PA

Millersville University of Pennsylvania offers 4 Social Work Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 153 students graduated in the study area of Social Work with students earning 108 Bachelor's degrees, and 45 Master's degrees.

Based on 24 Reviews
7 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA

West Chester University of Pennsylvania offers 4 Social Work Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 113 students graduated in the study area of Social Work with students earning 74 Master's degrees, and 39 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
8 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Kutztown, PA

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania offers 4 Social Work Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a outlying town. In 2015, 134 students graduated in the study area of Social Work with students earning 101 Bachelor's degrees, and 33 Master's degrees.

Based on 24 Reviews
9 Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Shippensburg, PA

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania offers 4 Social Work Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a outlying town. In 2015, 85 students graduated in the study area of Social Work with students earning 62 Bachelor's degrees, and 23 Master's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
10 Marywood University Scranton, PA

Marywood University offers 2 Social Work Degree programs. It's a small private university in a small city. In 2015, 91 students graduated in the study area of Social Work with students earning 81 Master's degrees, and 10 Bachelor's degrees.

List of all Social Work Colleges in Pennsylvania

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Pennsylvania University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
5/5
12 : 1 24,876
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
4/5
7 : 1 28,649
Temple University Temple University Philadelphia, PA
4/5
15 : 1 38,007
Widener University-Main Campus Widener University-Main Campus Chester, PA
5/5
15 : 1 5,303
Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr, PA
5/5
10 : 1 1,692
Millersville University of Pennsylvania Millersville University of Pennsylvania Millersville, PA
3/5
24 : 1 7,959
West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA
3/5
22 : 1 16,597
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Kutztown, PA
3/5
22 : 1 8,995
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Shippensburg, PA
3/5
23 : 1 7,048
Marywood University Marywood University Scranton, PA
5/5
13 : 1 3,010
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Edinboro, PA
3/5
22 : 1 6,548
California University of Pennsylvania California University of Pennsylvania California, PA
3/5
26 : 1 7,854
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Slippery Rock, PA
3/5
24 : 1 8,611
Eastern University Eastern University Saint Davids, PA
5/5
14 : 1 3,505
Messiah College Messiah College Mechanicsburg, PA
5/5
14 : 1 3,302
La Salle University La Salle University Philadelphia, PA
5/5
17 : 1 5,683
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Bloomsburg, PA
3/5
23 : 1 9,737
Saint Francis University Saint Francis University Loretto, PA
5/5
16 : 1 2,664
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania Mansfield University of Pennsylvania Mansfield, PA
3/5
16 : 1 2,352
Alvernia University Alvernia University Reading, PA
5/5
17 : 1 2,856
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania East Stroudsburg, PA
3/5
23 : 1 6,828
Misericordia University Misericordia University Dallas, PA
5/5
16 : 1 2,963
Cedar Crest College Cedar Crest College Allentown, PA
5/5
15 : 1 1,591
Gannon University Gannon University Erie, PA
5/5
16 : 1 4,416
Carlow University Carlow University Pittsburgh, PA
5/5
15 : 1 2,272

Find Local Colleges with Social Work Majors in Pennsylvania

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  • Program Descriptions
    • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science
    • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science with an Emphasis in Family Dynamics
    • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science with an Emphasis in Trauma
    • BS in Behavioral Health Science with an Emphasis in Childhood and Adolescence Disorders
    • Bachelor of Arts in English with an Emphasis in Professional Writing
    • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness
    • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with an Emphasis in Community Mental Health Administration
    • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with an Emphasis in Family Dynamics
    • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with Emphasis in Grief and Bereavement
    • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with Emphasis in Prevention
    • B.A. in Communications
    • B.S. in Counseling with an Emphasis in Addiction, Chemical Dependency, and Substance Abuse
    • B.S. in Psychology
    • B.S. in Sociology
    • M.A. in Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • M.S. in Addiction Counseling
    • M.S. in Professional Counseling
    • M.S. in Psychology: General Psychology
    • M.S. in Psychology: Industrial & Organizational Psychology
    • Ph.D. in General Psychology with an Emphasis in Cognition and Instruction
    • Ph.D. in General Psychology with an Emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
    • Ph.D. in General Psychology with an Emphasis in Integrating Technology, Learning, and Psychology
    • Ph.D. in General Psychology with an Emphasis in Performance Psychology
    • M.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Forensic Psychology
    • M.S. Psychology with an Emphasis in Geropsychology
    • M.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Health Psychology
    • M.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Life Coaching
    • M.S. in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Childhood and Adolescence Disorders
    • M.S. in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
    • M.S. in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Trauma
    • Graduate Certificate of Completion in Forensic Psychology
    • Graduate Certificate of Completion in GeroPsychology
    • Graduate Certificate of Completion in Health Psychology
    • Graduate Certificate of Completion in Human Factors Psychology
    • Graduate Certificate Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Program Descriptions
    • MA Human Services - Mental Health Administration Specialization
    • MA Human Services - No Concentration
    • MA Psychology - Business Psychology Specialization
    • MA Psychology - Career Management and Counseling Specialization
    • MA Psychology - Educational Leadership Specialization
    • MA Psychology - Health and Wellness Psychology Specialization
    • MA Psychology - Mediation and Conflict Resolution Specialization
    • MA Psychology - Mental Health Administration Specialization
    • MA Psychology - Non-Profit Management Specialization
    • MA Psychology - Organizational Leadership Specialization
    • Master of Arts in Psychology, Criminology and Justice Studies
    • Master of Arts in Psychology, General Psychology Specialization
    • Master of Arts in Psychology, Sport and Performance Psychology Specialization
    • PSYD - Business Psychology Specialization
    • PSYD - Criminology and Justice Studies
    • PSYD - Educational Leadership Specialization
    • PSYD - Health and Wellness Psychology Specialization
    • PSYD - Mediation and Conflict Resolution Specialization
    • PSYD - Mental Health Administration Specialization
    • PSYD - Non-Profit Management Specialization
    • PSYD - Organizational Leadership Specialization
    • PSYD - Sport and Performance Psychology Specialization
    • MA Psychology - Mediation Conflict and Resolution
    • MA Psychology - Mental Health Counseling
    • MA Psychology - No Concentration
    • MA Psychology - Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling
    • PHD Human Services - No Concentration
    • PSYD - Health and Wellness Psychology
    • PSYD - Mediation and Conflict Resolution
    • PSYD - Clinical Specialization
    • Master of Arts in Human Development - No Concentration
    • Master of Arts in Public Sociology - No Concentration
    • Master of Arts in Human Development - Adult Development
    • Master of Arts in Human Development - Gerontology
    • Master of Arts in Public Sociology - Applied Sociology
    • Master of Arts in Public Sociology - Medical Sociology
    • MA Counseling: No Concentration
    • MA Counseling: Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling
    • MA Counseling: Clinical Health Counseling

Additional Social Work Degree Facts for Pennsylvania Schools

Pennsylvania Schools offering online Social Work degrees

Online Social Work degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 138 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Social Work degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Widener University-Main Campus 0 0 0 138 0
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania 0 0 0 75 0
How many Pennsylvania schools offer online Social Work degrees?
  • 2 Master's

What Social Work degree programs were earned in Pennsylvania?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 8 Colleges 114 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 34 Colleges 1,025 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 2 Colleges 7 Graduates
Doctoral 1-2 year Length 4 Colleges 35 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 12 Colleges 1,225 Graduates
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