School of Social Work

Master's Degree in Social Work

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At this time, we encourage all students to apply for admission for a May or August 2019 start date. The School of Social Work will be hosting admissions information sessions monthly. The next information sessions will be held:

Date 2019 Time Location
Tuesday August 27 11:30 am -12:30 pm SC 315
Tuesday September 24 11:30 am -12:30 pm SC 313
Thursday October 17, 201 11:30 am -12:30 pm RT 916
Tuesday November 26 11:30 am -12:30 pm SC 315
Tuesday December 10 11:30 am -12:30 pm SC 315

The Program

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The Master of Social Work (MSW) is administered by the School of Social Work in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Cleveland State.

The mission of the Master's Degree in Social Work program is to prepare students for specialized, advanced-level, self-critical, accountable, and autonomous practice with oppressed, at risk, and vulnerable populations. The program provides a rigorous intellectual base, an opportunity for effective skill development, and an educational perspective that views human diversity as desirable and enriching to society. Students are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and values appropriate to the social work profession, the conceptual base of professional social work, the broad-based research strategies of the field, and the various social work roles and intervention strategies used in social work practice.

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Program Options and Admission Requirements

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Program Requirements

The Traditional MSW Program requires 60 graduate credits of approved courses in social work. The Advanced Standing Program requires 30 credits.

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    Please note: The School of Social Work is located in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

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Contact Information

Cleveland State University
School of Social Work
2121 Euclid Avenue, Rhodes Tower, 1417
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Phone: 216-687-4560
Fax: 216-687-5590