Tuition and Fees - MSW

Tuition and Fee General Information

A great investment and a great value.

Paying for college is a big financial commitment. At Ohio State, the credentials you earn will be from one of the top public universities in the country and earning your credential online makes it a great value as well as a great investment in your future.

Tuition varies by program and the number of credits you’re enrolled in. Find tuition rates on the registrar’s website. No matter if you are an in-state or out-of-state student, all United States residents and graduate students (international or U.S. residents) enrolled in our distance education courses pay in-state tuition rates. You’ll pay an additional $100 (Ohio residents) or $105 (non-residents) distance fee per term and any program-specific fees. International undergraduate students will also be assessed a $500 fee per term. Graduate international students will not be charged this fee. Site-based fees, such as the recreational fee and COTA bus service, do not apply to distance students.

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Program-Specific Tuition and Fee Information

To help you gather an estimate of the total costs, select your program from the drop-down menu below.

Note that other fees may apply for dropped courses, late payments, re-enrollments, student health insurance, etc. Additionally, programs that require internship, practicum, clinical, orientations, study abroad, or other on-site components may have additional fees and non-resident charges during the applicable semester. For full fee information visit the registrar’s website.  To explore Financial Aid options and information visit the Student Financial Aid website.

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Master of Social Work

The information below estimates a total cost for the completion of the degree program, including both university and program-specific fees.  

Estimates are based upon full-time enrollment for one semester. There are multiple tracks:

  • The 43-credit Master of Social Work Advanced Standing Alternative Plan program can be completed full-time in three semesters (or one year) or part-time in roughly six semesters (or two years).
  • The traditional MSW program is 63-credit hours and can be completed in two years full-time (4 semesters) or three years (8 semesters) or four years (11 semesters) part-time. 

For more information on the courses and curriculum visit the department’s page or contact msw@osu.edu. You might also reference the Total Cost Calculation Guide for help in making your own calculations based on your own degree completion plan.

University Cost Estimates

Fee Cost
Application Fee*Ohio State alumni qualify for an application fee waiver. Visit online.osu.edu/alumni for more information. $60 one-time fee
Acceptance Fee $100 one-time fee

Program Cost Estimates

FEE COST *Estimates are based upon completion of one semester of full-time courses. Actual costs and length of time will vary. The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken.  The Ohio State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person.  Program costs are subject to change without notice.
Instructional Fees (Tuition) $764.50/credit
General Fee $23/credit
Distance Learning Fee $100/semester
Non-Resident Fee $5/semester

Additional Program Costs

FEE COST
Textbook/course materials $56 avg. per course (varies)

Total Cost Estimates

Residency Cost *Estimates are based upon completion of one semester of full-time courses. Actual costs and length of time will vary. The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken.  The Ohio State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person.  Program costs are subject to change without notice.
Ohio Residents $6,400
Non-Ohio Residents $6,405