24 months
50048 USD/year
50048 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Social Work program of University of Pennsylvania is one of the oldest and most well-respected social work programs in the country.


Key facts:

  • The Social Work program of University of Pennsylvania is designed to prepare social workers for leadership roles in developing and providing services to individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations in the local, national, and global arenas. With a recently redesigned curriculum, Penn’s MSW degree melds cutting-edge innovation with a rich educational tradition rooted in social justice and social change.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History and Philosophy of Social Work and Social Welfare

  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment

  • American Racism and Social Work Practice

  • Foundations of Social Work Practice I

  • Social Work Research

  • Understanding Social Change: Issues of Race and Gender

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree with a liberal arts perspective from an accredited college or university; or a bachelor’s degree in social work from an accredited undergraduate social work program.
  • Courses that contain these topics include, but are not limited to, a combination of studies: humanities, social sciences, natural sciences.
  • An undergraduate record demonstrating academic achievement
  • English language proficiency test scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    50048 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 50048 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    50048 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 50048 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

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


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.

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