Social Work - Graduate

Degrees: D.S.W., M.S.W.

Gain the knowledge and credentials to thrive in an advanced Social Work career through the graduate-level programs Millersville University offers in conjunction with Shippensburg University and Kutztown University.

Why Study This Program?

Millersville University partners with sister universities, Shippensburg University and Kutztown University, to provide graduate students with the best possible Social Work education and experiences. 

Millersville and Shippensburg jointly offer a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program designed for students who want to either further their education in social work or join the social work profession. As such, the program was developed to support both the full-time student and the working professional. A MSW degree permits graduates to work in a variety of human service programs and agencies in an advanced clinical or administrative capacity. 

Millersville and Kutztown partner to offer a Doctor of Social Work (DSW) degree program focused on preparing leaders and educators for career advancement in agencies, government and higher education. Social Work practitioners who have already earned a MSW will be prepared to take on industry challenges and become future experts in the field. Pursue your passion for social justice through enhanced leadership and the transformative opportunity to explore and develop yourself as a scholar and practitioner.

State-of-the-art technology permits students to acquire social work knowledge, skills and values through multiple educational methods, including traditional campus classes, teleconferencing and web-based activities. The joint nature of these graduate-level programs allows students to benefit from the quality faculty and resources of both universities. The joint Social Work programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

What Will You Learn?

The Master of Social Work (MSW) curriculum explores the principles and philosophies of social work, research methods, human behavior, diverse populations and other aspects of the field. Students gain a practical perspective to their student through required field practicums. 

The Doctor of Social Work (DSW) course of study features 16 courses which consider social work leadership, social work teaching and scholarship, research methodology, multivariate analysis, intervention research and more. Students also engage in collaborative learning experiences in which they explore different social sciences. 

With much of this graduate-level coursework offered online, these Social Work programs are designed with the working professional in mind.