West Chester, PA
location
Public
type
Suburban
setting
86%
14%
student ratio
290
total students
Tuition Cost Not Reported
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
Rolling
fall application deadline
76%
acceptance rate
2 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Gerontology Certificate [Gerontology ]
    • Social Work Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 80
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 3
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Completion of foundation courses and field practicums
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

76% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 275
    • Accepted 211
    • Acceptance Rate 76
    • Enrolled 137
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $50
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline May 15th Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 15th Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's Degreesminimum GPA of 3.0, personal statement of 3 to 5 pages clearly articulating professional goals, two letters of recommendation
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL or IELTS

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 15
    • Types of financial support availableScholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students290
    • Female Percentage86%
    • Male Percentage14%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students290
    • Part-time Percentage34%
    • Full-time Percentage66%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino6%
    • Black / African American38%
    • White / Caucasian51%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian1%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown or International Student4%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchRecovery 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 yearNot Reported

Location & Contact

Department of Social Work

College of Education and Social Work
West Chester University of Pennsylvania

University Avenue and High Street
West Chester, PA 19383
United States

Dr. Christina Chiarelli-Helminiak

Chairperson

Phone: 610-436-3615
Email: cchiarelli-helminiak@wcupa.edu

Dr. Stacie Metz

Graduate Coordinator

Phone: 610-436-2101
Fax: 610-436-2763
Email: smetz@wcupa.edu


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