School of Social Work

Master's Degree in Social Work

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MSW Admission Overview Sessions 2021

The School of Social Work will be hosting ZOOM admissions information sessions monthly.

If you cannot make one of the sessions below, please contact Dr. Cyndi Hovland, MSW Program Coordinator, at for an individual appointment.

Zoom information sessions:
Thursday, January 14, 2021 || 6:00 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 || 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
At this time, we are accepting applications for
Summer and Fall 2021.

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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MSW Student Handbook & Field Practicum Manual

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Contact Information

Cleveland State University
School of Social Work
2121 Euclid Avenue, Rhodes Tower, 1417
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Phone: 216-687-3520
Fax: 216-687-5590