Best master’s of social work programs in Pennsylvania

Three years after completing their degree, master's in social work graduates earn a weighted average salary of $48,475.  Our MSW rankings cover 247 out of the 286 programs available, accounting for 94.4% of total conferrals. We are unable to include schools for which there are insufficient earnings and/or debt data.  

For more information on how we determine the best MSW programs, please visit our methodology page.  

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#1 in Pennsylvania | #21 in Social Work nationally

Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Economic score: 0.31

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $49,145

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $12,290

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $20,500

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.42

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in Pennsylvania | #68 in Social Work nationally

Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Millersville, Pennsylvania

Economic score: 0.47

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $46,275

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $9,420

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $27,088

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.59

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in Pennsylvania | #121 in Social Work nationally

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, Pennsylvania

Economic score: 0.59

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $50,757

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $13,902

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $41,000

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.81

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#4 in Pennsylvania | #138 in Social Work nationally

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

Economic score: 0.62

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $45,467

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $8,612

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $34,812

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.77

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#5 in Pennsylvania | #140 in Social Work nationally

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Kutztown, Pennsylvania

Economic score: 0.63

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $48,687

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $11,832

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $40,201

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.83

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#6 in Pennsylvania | #150 in Social Work nationally

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Edinboro, Pennsylvania

Economic score: 0.65

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $48,171

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $11,316

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $41,000

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.85

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#7 in Pennsylvania | #172 in Social Work nationally

California University of Pennsylvania

California, Pennsylvania

Economic score: 0.73

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $45,124

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $8,269

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $40,480

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.90

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#8 in Pennsylvania | #174 in Social Work nationally

Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Economic score: 0.74

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $51,946

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $15,091

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $53,817

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 1.04

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#9 in Pennsylvania | #178 in Social Work nationally

Marywood University

Scranton, Pennsylvania

Economic score: 0.75

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $49,588

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $12,733

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $50,122

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 1.01

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#10 in Pennsylvania | #218 in Social Work nationally

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Economic score: 0.90

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $54,578

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $17,723

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $72,666

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 1.33

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#11 in Pennsylvania | #230 in Social Work nationally

Widener University

Chester, Pennsylvania

Economic score: 1.08

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $52,484

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $15,629

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $80,923

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 1.54

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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