Master's in Social Work Programs in Ohio

There are many schools in Ohio that offer traditional master's in social work programs for those with a bachelor's degree in any field and advanced standing programs for applicants who have earned bachelor's degrees in social work (BSW). Learn more details about the specific schools' programs, below. Schools offering Addictions & Social Work degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University offers a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree through 2 programs: traditional (60 credit hours) or advanced standing (36 credit hours). The on-campus and online options are available to full-time and part-time students, and the intensive weekend format meets 1 weekend per month and takes 2 to 3 years to complete.

Cleveland State University

At Cleveland State University, the traditional MSW program is sixty (60) credit hours in length and usually takes 2 years for full-time students to complete and 2.5 to 4 years for part-time students to complete. The advanced-standing program is at least thirty (30) credit hours in length and can be completed in 1 to 1.5 years as a full-time student or approximately 2.5 to 4 years as a part-time student.

Miami University-Oxford

A Master of Arts degree in Social Work is available through Miami University-Oxford. Students may enter the traditional program, which is fifty-one (51) credit hours and takes approximately 2 years to complete for full-time students, or the advanced standing program, which is thirty-four (34) credit hours and takes approximately 1 to 1.5 years for full-time students to complete.

Ohio State University-Main Campus

Ohio State University offers an MSW degree for students entering either the traditional or the advanced-standing program. The traditional program can be completed on campus or online and takes full-time students approximately 2 years to complete the sixty-three (63) credits, while the students in the advanced-standing program usually complete their forty-three (43) credit hour program in approximately 1.5 years.

Ohio University-Main Campus

The MSW degree at Ohio University emphasizes service in rural environments and offers a foundations (62 credit) program and an advanced standing (36 credit) program. The advanced-standing program can be completed approximately 1 to 1.5 years by full-time students, while the foundations program can be completed in 2 to 4 years, depending upon whether students are attending part-time or full-time.

University of Akron Main Campus

Whether the focus is micro (working with individuals, groups, or families) or macro (working with communities and organizations), the University of Akron offers an MSW degree with both foundation and advanced-standing programs. The foundation program is sixty (60) credit hours in length and can be completed as a full-time or part-time student during evenings and weekends, while the advanced-standing program is thirty-three (33) to thirty-six (36) credit hours in length, depending upon whether the student chooses a micro or macro focus.

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

The University of Cincinnati offers an MSW in traditional sixty-one (61) credit and advanced-standing thirty-four (34) credit programs. The traditional program can be completed in 2 years as a full-time student or approximately 3 years as a part-time student, while full-time students in the advanced-standing program complete thirty-four (34) credits in approximately 1.5 years.

University of Toledo

Foundation and advanced-standing programs are offered as part of the University of Toledo MSW degree. The foundation program takes approximately 2 years for full-time students to complete and is sixty (60) credit hours in length, while the thirty-three (33) credit hour advanced-standing program can be completed in approximately 1 year by full-time students.

Wright State University-Main Campus

Wright State University offers a Master of Arts degree in Social Work through regular and advanced-standing programs. The regular program is fifty-four (54) credit hours, and the advanced-standing program is thirty-four (34) credit hours in length, both of which focus on families/children and aging adults.

Youngstown State University

The MSW degree from Youngstown State University has traditional and advanced-standing programs. The advanced-standing program, which is 39 credit hours in length, can be completed in 1 year by full-time students, whereas the traditional program takes 2 to 4 years to complete, depending on full-time or part-time student status.

SchoolPrograms*Tuition per Academic Year (2018-2019)
Case Western Reserve UniversityTraditional
Advanced Standing
$45,168
Cleveland State UniversityTraditional
Advanced Standing
$9,818 (Ohio residents)
$16,781 (out-of-state residents)
Miami University-OxfordTraditional
Advanced Standing
$13,409 (Ohio residents)
$30,798 (out-of-state residents)
Ohio State University-Main CampusTraditional
Advanced Standing
$11,560 (Ohio residents)
$34,064 (out-of-state residents)
Ohio University-Main CampusFoundation
Advanced Standing
$9,444 (Ohio residents)
$17,436 (out-of-state residents)
University of Akron Main CampusFoundation
Advanced Standing
$7,958 (Ohio residents)
$13,464 (out-of-state residents)
University of Cincinnati-Main CampusTraditional
Advanced Standing
$12,790 (Ohio residents)
$24,532 (out-of-state residents)
University of ToledoTraditional
Advanced Standing
$13,704 (Ohio residents)
$24,048 (out-of-state residents)
Wright State University-Main CampusRegular
Advanced Standing
$14,298 (Ohio residents)
$24,286 (out-of-state residents)
Youngstown State UniversityTraditional
Advanced Standing
$8,906 (Ohio residents)
$13,406 (out-of-state residents)

*Source: NCES College Navigator

Ohio is home to many schools offering MSW degrees that may be earned in about 1-4 years. All of the colleges listed above have advanced-standing programs for those individuals who already possess bachelor's degrees in social work and traditional/general/foundation programs for students whose bachelor's degrees are in other fields.

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