Master of Social Work / Advanced Standing
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Program Details

The online Master of Social Work degree program from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania offers an Advanced Standing option that is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Even though the Advanced Standing degree option can be completed in one year, it still prepares students to sit for the national licensure exam to become licensed social work practitioners.  The curriculum focuses on trauma-informed family practice and prepares students to be competent and effective professionals with social work knowledge, values, ethics, and skills.  You will learn to work with client systems of various sizes and types as you complete a wide range of learning experiences, gaining knowledge and skills.  Courses are taught by dedicated faculty with extensive experience and prepare students to work with those who are vulnerable, multicultural, and diverse, and who face multiple challenges.  Graduates may pursue careers at a wide variety of locations, including:

  • Addiction treatment centers 
  • Schools 
  • Rehabilitation and correctional facilities 
  • Hospitals 
  • Foster care and adoption agencies
  • Nursing homes 

The Advanced Standing One Year Program option is designed for students who are already familiar with the field and do not need all of the first year foundation courses.


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Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • An earned bachelor’s degree in Social Work within the last five years from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education