University of Pennsylvania Reviews of Master's in Social Work

  • 5 Reviews
  • Philadelphia (PA)
  • Annual Tuition: $44,162
0% of 5 students said this degree improved their career prospects
80% of 5 students said they would recommend this program to others
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  • Reviewed: 12/19/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Overall I had a positive experience. The professors are great and interested in getting to know you and working with you. As with all social work programs, there are many problems, but you get out what you put in. If you are interested in medical social work then this is a great program because many of their field placements are in hospitals. My biggest complaint is the lack of community even though it is a small program, however they are open to student's criticism and are working to improve it."
Andalisa Lopez
  • Reviewed: 2/11/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"The School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania prepares leaders in the field of social justice. The coursework is challenging and interesting and students get the chance to apply classroom concepts in their field placement."
Melissa Greberman
  • Reviewed: 2/1/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"I love UPenn and the Master of Social Work program. I am surrounded by diverse and inspiring group of aspiring social workers who work to pursue social justice and help others. The professors are world renowned researchers and clinicians and I feel lucky to have received training from them."
Rachel FoglettoI'm not scared.
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"I wasted a ton of money for the prestige of attending an ivy league university. I was 24 when I got my MSW. I worked full time, so I had to do the 3 year part time program, and was limited in what internships I could get. When I graduated I was underqualified in experience and overqualified in education. I never got a job "using" my MSW. When I was going through school I used credit cards to live cause I didn't make enough to pay my bills, thinking the ivy leave MSW would land me a job to pay it off. I fell into a cycle of debt, and had to go bankrupt to get my life back together. I still have the student loan debt though, it's about $120000. I work full time at a non profit (not using my masters) and I do stand up comedy on the side. I still do weird side gigs to make money as a safety net since I went bankrupt. So unless you have rich parents, don't go to upenn, unless you like being trapped in a pit of your own financial prison with only jokes and cheap wine to pull you out of it from time to time. "
Mae Carlson
  • Reviewed: 2/13/2016
  • Degree: Social Work
"My experience with the MSW program at UPenn has been very positive. I appreciate that first year students are able to gain ample experience in their field placement. Additionally, students have the academic support needed to reinforce what they are learned in the field with what they are learning in the classroom. I also value the flexible that students have to pursuing variety in their graduate education."