GETTING YOUR MSW IN TWO YEARSThe two-year MSW program is completed in four semesters. You will begin the program with foundation courses that are designed to address the core competencies and practice behaviors essential for all social workers. After completing the foundation courses, you will select one of four practice area specializations for advanced study. The specialization areas are:
Specialization courses provide content on theories, policies, and best practices that inform each practice area. You will also choose from a menu of advanced practice courses focusing on skills at both the micro and macro levels. These courses will emphasize the “how to” skills required for effective social work practice.
You will be required to complete a capstone experience consisting of a program or practice evaluation project that is completed in conjunction with your field education experience. The capstone project will be completed over two semesters. Finally, the field education experience consists of 1,008 hours of supervised practice in a setting consistent with your practice area specialization. Elective courses supplement the required curriculum.
INTERESTED IN GOING PART TIME?
The MSW degree can also be earned on a parttime basis over either a three- or four-year period. In addition to enrolling at our Columbus campus, you have the option of taking the initial portion of this curriculum at one of three Ohio State regional campuses in Lima, Mansfield, or Newark.
GETTING YOUR MSW IN ONE YEAR
If you have recently completed an undergraduate degree in social work from a CSWE accredited program, you may be eligible for this option. Full-time Advanced Standing Alternative Plan (ASAP) students obtain their MSW degree in three semesters. Parttime ASAP students can complete the program over five semesters. All ASAP students complete 43 credit hours of graduate study including one 672 hour field placement. Admission criteria include an earned undergraduate degree in social work within the past five years and a strong academic record.