290
Students
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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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

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

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

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
34%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
65%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.86%
Black or African American 38.28%
White or Caucasian 50%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.03%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 4.14%
Unknown Not Reported

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