Master of Social Work

College of Social Work

Online Master of Social Work

Embrace difference. Seek justice. Be the change.

The Master of Social Work Program provides an Advanced Standing Alternative Program (ASAP) for students who have earned a Bachelor of Social Work from a CSWE accredited social work program within the last five years. The online ASAP program is designed for students who are interested in a Mental Health and Substance Abuse specialization. Students can complete this MSW degree in one year full-time or two years part-time. Students who earn their MSW degree can go into a variety of contexts in mental health, substance abuse, or children and youth services.

Important Info

Campus Requirements: 
NONE — 100% Online

Sample Courses

SWK 7510

Strengths-Based Clinical Social Work with Individual Adults

Develops skills to use client strengths in intervening with individual adult clients, learn how to identify and amplify client strengths in achieving client goals, learn a framework for integrating different strength-based approaches, develops an understanding of how to work with the strengths of clients from diverse groups and with minority status.
SWK 7620 & 7621

Integrative Seminar on Mental Health & Substance Abuse

This course provides a comprehensive survey of social work practice, policy, program, and organizational issues and outcome evidence related to the delivery of mental health services.
Program Track: 
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Specialization
SWK 7400

Evidence in Social Work Practice

This course is designed for ASAP students to develop the requisite values, skills, and knowledge for beginning to apply evidence in identifying, selecting and evaluating social work practices at all levels of intervention.
SWK 7500

Professional Development

Course for ASAP student introduces generic skills of observation & attending, empathic responding, exploratory inquiry, additive empathy, and clarification, values and ethics of the social work profession, diversity, social work professional identity, the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers, and developing leadership skills.

Featured Faculty

Field Education Coordinator
Associate Professor

Is this program offered in my state?

Meets or exceeds state standards and is authorized to legally offer distance education through approval or exemption by the state regulatory agency and by the Board of Social Work.
Limited Authorization
Please contact Ohio State Online for more information about the limited authorization status in this state.
Pursuing Authorization
Researching required authorizations by the state regulatory agency and by the Board of Social Work to legally offer distance education.

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