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West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Department of Social Work

West Chester, PA

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West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Overview

West Chester University of Pennsylvania / Department of Social Work is located in West Chester, PA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Certificate) Gerontology
Master of Social Work (MSW) Social work

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 80
Other Advanced Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Completion of foundation courses and field practicums

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

275
Applied
211
Accepted
137
Enrolled
77%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline Not reported May 15th No
Spring deadline Not reported October 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, personal statement of 3 to 5 pages clearly articulating professional goals, two letters of recommendation

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

290
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.86%
Black or African American 38.28%
White or Caucasian 50%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1.03%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4.14%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (14%)
Female (85%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Recovery in mental health and substance abuse disorders, integrated health and interprofessional education, trauma and disaster intervention, multicultural resources, human rights including LGBTQA rights
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address University Avenue and High Street
West Chester, PA  19383
United States
Contact Dr. Christina M. Chiarelli-Helminiak
Chairperson
Email: cchiarelli-helminiak@wcupa.edu
Phone: 610-436-3615

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