Program Options

Penn offers four different MSW program options, enabling students to choose the course of study that best fits with their personal circumstances and career goals: the two-year Full-Time program, the three-year Part-Time program, the Advanced Standing program, and the Employed Practitioners program. Additionally, the Penn MSW program accepts students from Pennsylvania’s CWEL program.

Full-Time (Two Year)

Full-Time (Two Year)

Full-Time (Two Year)

The Full-time MSW program is designed for students who have chosen to pursue a graduate social work degree and are prepared to matriculate on a full-time basis.

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Part-Time (Three Year)

Part-Time (Three Year)

Part-Time (Three Year)

The Part-time MSW program is designed for students who have chosen the social work profession but are not prepared to matriculate on a full-time basis.

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Advanced Standing

Advanced Standing

Advanced Standing

Penn’s Advanced Standing MSW program is designed for exceptional BSW students who have graduated from a CSWE-accredited Bachelor of Social Work program within the past five years.

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Employed Practitioners/Reduced Residency

Employed Practitioners/Reduced Residency

Employed Practitioners/Reduced Residency

The EPP is a three-year MSW program for experienced professionals who work full-time in a social service agency.

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Child Welfare Education for Leadership (CWEL)

Child Welfare Education for Leadership (CWEL)

Child Welfare Education for Leadership (CWEL)

SP2 is proud to be one of twelve accredited schools of social work in Pennsylvania that is part of the Child Welfare Education for Leadership (CWEL) program.

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