Degrees & Programs



generic Ranked 9th among public universities by U.S. News & World Report, the MSW Program at The Ohio State University is designed to prepare future social work leaders to address regional, national, and global social issues. The curriculum ensures that graduates have the competencies and skills needed to successfully practice in a variety of fields such as health, aging, mental health, substance abuse, and child and youth services, with the ability to intervene through direct services, administrative practice, community change, or policy reform.

There are multiple program options for students seeking a graduate degree at the Ohio State College of Social Work. The two-year MSW program is completed in four semesters, but the MSW degree can also be earned on a part-time basis over either a three- or four-year period.

If you have recently completed an undergraduate degree in social work from a CSWE accredited program, you may be eligible for the full-time Advanced Standing Alternative Plan (ASAP). ASAP students obtain their MSW degree in three semesters.  Interested in completing the ASAP track online? Check out our Online ASAP page!

Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year will be available October 15, 2016 and the deadline will be April 1, 2017.
Priority will be given to applications submitted by March 1, 2017.



An MSW from Ohio State opens the door to many opportunities. 

  • 700 partnering agencies throughout Ohio offer field placements to help our students turn their advanced study into real-life experience.
  • 60% of graduates who are employed at the time of graduation are hired by one of their field placement agencies.

For general information, email or call 614-292-2972. Email will be answered within 24 hours Monday through Friday.

Bryanna Stigger, Outreach Programs Coordinator-

Cassie Zahller, Data Manager, Academic Counselor –

Brenda Davidson, Program Office Manager, Academic Counselor-

Lois Stepney, Director of MSW Program –