Social Work, Master | University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, United States
24 months
34950 USD/year
34950 USD/year
24962 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The University of Pittsburgh's School of Social Work, successor to the Division of Social Work in the Department of Sociology, was founded in September 1918 and accepted its first class of MSW students that year. 


Programme Overview

We take pride in our history, while developing professional practice to meet future challenges. The MSW Program offers social work education for the 21st century, and is ranked #17 by US News & World Report in their 2019 rankings of graduate schools of social work. 

At the time of admission, students are required to designate a skill specialization. Students can choose to specialize in either Direct Practice with Individuals, Families, and Small Groups (Direct Practice) or Community, Organization, and Social Action (COSA).

The curriculum of the Social Work program at the University of Pittsburgh is designed to provide all master's students with the values, knowledge, and skills needed to gain competence in applying the social work perspective to practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Generalist Social Work Research 
  • Social Work Practice with Diverse Populations
  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • Social Welfare 
  • Generalist Social Work Practice
  • Generalist Field Education 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • A minimum average of a B (3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale) in all undergraduate work. 
  • Successful completion of 3-credit coursework in statistics or quantitative analysis (If a student does not have a course in Statistics, this requirement must be completed before enrollment)
  • A minimum of 60 undergraduate (or undergraduate plus graduate) divided into 30 credits in the liberal arts and 30 credits in the social sciences is recommended, not required.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    34950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34950 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    34950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34950 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    24962 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24962 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Interested in financing your studies? Find a student loan that works for you.

Financing partner MPOWER Financing Student Loans between $2,001 - $100,000


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Social Work
University of Pittsburgh
Social Work
University of Pittsburgh


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!