Dr. Sheila Roth, professor of social work, talks about the social work program at Carlow and her own personal journey as a trauma specialist

Make a meaningful difference in the world with a degree in social work. Here at Carlow, you can promote social and economic justice while helping others.


Why Social Work at Carlow University?

Become a career-ready leader equipped with the skills and ethics necessary to serve individuals, families, organizations, and communities. In your social work degree program, you will complete service-learning projects and experiential assignments that connect you to agencies and professionals within the community.

Programs and Degrees in Social Work

Program Highlights

All social work faculty belong to the National Association of Social Workers.

Dr. Marsha Frank belongs to the Council of Social Work Education. Her research included the importance for advocacy for rape survivors and program evaluation for a residential treatment program for girls.

Dr. Sheila Roth is a co-creator of the Carlow University Crisis Response Team. She has an extensive research background in studies of ethical dilemmas in end of life care settings, trauma-informed care, and compassion fatigue among crisis team responders.

Where Our Graduates Go

Many students in counseling-related majors choose to continue their education in graduate or professional school. Recent Carlow graduates have continued their studies in graduate programs, many with significant scholarship awards.

With a social work degree, you will have a broad spectrum of career opportunities available to you. Carlow social work graduates are found in many places, including public agencies, private businesses, hospitals, schools, nursing homes, police departments, courts, and in private practice. Social work majors have accepted jobs as counselors, vocational/behavioral counselors, mental health workers, child welfare aides, caseworkers, and foster care coordinators.

This is a small sample of where Carlow's social work graduates have continued their careers:

  • Pittsburgh Mercy Health Systems
  • Allegheny County Children Youth and Families
  • Children, Youth and Family (CYF)
  • Bethlehem Haven
  • Excela Health Care



“I had real relationships with professors from day one, and they pointed me in the right direction.” - Emily Wassel, BSW '12