Master of Social Work
Ranked 9th among public universities by U.S. News & World Report, the Master of Social Work (MSW) curriculum at The Ohio State University is designed to prepare you to be a social work leader, ready to address regional, national, and global issues. Our curriculum ensures that you possess the competences to successfully practice in a variety of fields such as mental health, substance abuse, and child and youth services. You will be equipped with the ability to intervene through direct services, administrative practice, advocacy, community change and policy reform.
Both our Advanced Standing Alternative Program (ASAP) and traditional MSW program are available online. If you have earned a Bachelor of Social Work from a CSWE accredited social work program within the last five years you’re eligible for the ASAP program. The traditional MSW program is available to all students with a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline. Having a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline (with at least 10 credit hours of social sciences) will qualify you for admission. In both options, you can attend part-time or full-time.