Department of Social Work and Gerontology

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During the last few years, our department has grown from one program, our BSW program, to a larger education community with a joint MSW degree program with Millersville and a multidisciplinary gerontology minor. Our BSW and MSW programs are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). All our programs focus on providing quality education to the future leaders of our helping professions.     

Are you considering pursuing you Master of Social Work? Consider Shippensburg University!

The Millersville University-Shippensburg University Master of Social Work (MU-SU MSW) program educates students to excel in the field of Social Work as well as on the LSW licensing exam. To read more about MSW graduates from Shippensburg University and their above national average LSW exam passing rates, visit the Shippensburg University News!

Click on the links below to hear students discuss how they feel about the Social Work programs and faculty at Ship: 

Learn More:


Department Name:

the Department of Social Work & Gerontology


Office / Department Location


Building Name:

Shippen Hall 382, Shippensburg University



1871 Old Main Drive

Shippensburg, PA 17257


Department Phone:  (717) 477-1717
Department Fax:
Department Email:


Social Media:

Twitter: @shipusocialwork