University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Reviews of Master's in Social Work

  • 11 Reviews
  • Pittsburgh (PA)
  • Annual Tuition: $39,586
100% of 11 students said this degree improved their career prospects
91% of 11 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Pitt's School of Social Work does a wonderful job of preparing you for real life work. It is a good balance of classroom based learning and real life experience during field placements."
Female Graduate, age 35
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Pitt's MSW program is top notch and I got a lot out of it. It afforded me opportunities to take what I learned at the undergraduate level and hone my clinical skills at the Master's level."
Cindy
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"I had a great experience there. I learned a lot in classes, loved the campus setup, and had a good opportunities in the city."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"It prepared me well to be a professional Social Worker. The field placement opportunities were wonderful learning experiences and the faculty and staff are invested in the success of the students."
Jackie G
  • Reviewed: 11/22/2016
  • Degree: Social Work
"Master of Social Work program was challenging and really opened my eyes not only professionally but also in my personal life. Really made me confident in practicing social work as well as gave me tools to use in the real world. If I had to do this program all over again I would. Best decision. The instructors were also very knowledgeable and challenged you in may ways builds for a stronger persona."
Jessica Feinberg
  • Reviewed: 4/22/2015
  • Degree: Social Work
"I am able to get a Master's Degree of Social Work in the 11th ranked school in the nation. Having this degree will allow me to work with the population of my choice, which is medical social work especially chronic pain patients. I want to implement social workers into chronic pain practices. However, I am approximately $45,000 in debt from my undergraduate education and can play on being around $30,000 more after I graduate."
Laura Ashcraft
  • Reviewed: 2/9/2015
  • Degree: Social Work
"Overall good program. What you put in is what you get out. You can do the bare minimum and easily get an MSW. You have the opportunity to network and get the most from professors and networking opportunities but this is based on student involvement and participation."
Vanessa Dunn
  • Reviewed: 8/20/2014
  • Degree: Social Work
"I love the diversity that my program provides. The faculty and staff are helpful and easily accessible. I wish I had more time to learn in this environment. I felt as though I could have spent more time taking a few more classes than being out in the field. Both are helpful, but I wish there was more."
Amber Brosius
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2014
  • Degree: Social Work
"The pros or Pittsburgh's Master of Social Work program greatly outweigh the cons. I am gaining valuable knowledge from personable, experienced, professors, who have much in site into the field. At my field placement, I am applying what I learn in the classroom to real life situations. I will be highly prepared in the Social Work field upon graduation. The only con, as with any program, is cost. Being a poor college student is something I have had to live with for awhile now and wish there was more financial help for graduate students like me."
Duane Segers
  • Reviewed: 10/19/2013
  • Degree: Social Work
"Pitt is an excellent graduate program for social work. It is rated 11th in the country. The faculty works very hard to prepare you for a career in the social work profession. The opportunities that I have experienced have been both good and bad. The graduate program graduates many fine social workers who reside in the area. It has definitely caused an over saturation of the job opportunities in the immediate area."
Tiffany Smith
  • Reviewed: 8/4/2013
  • Degree: Social Work
"Having attended Pitt for undergrad, I was already in love with Pittsburgh and did not want to leave, so I chose the MSW program at Pitt. However, that's not the only reason why! The faculty are welcoming and supportive and offer a welcoming professional network. The classes are generally challenging, but not too much so. All MSW students are supported with a Stafford Loan to cover tuition and fees, so I just had to obtain support for my cost of living. The campus and the city in general is safe, and there is plenty to do! Between professional sports teams, museums, an active theater scene, concert venues, and a plethora of restaurants & bars, you will never be bored. Public transportation leaves something to be desired, however the cost of living is low so I find it no trouble to afford a car."