Degrees & Programs

MSW

Special Programs

SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK LICENSURE

Graduates of the MSW School Social Work Specialization are eligible for a School Social Work (SSW) License from the Ohio Department of Education. All of the licensure requirements are completed during the MSW studies.

The specialization includes coursework specific to School Social Work and an advanced field practicum completed in a school setting. Graduates of the School Social Work program work in public, private, and charter schools and in community mental health agencies that contract services to schools.

For any Clinical OSU MSW alumni or external MSW graduates, there has been a revised SSW curriculum. Please contact our Program Office for more information.

To learn more about a career in School Social Work, contact Field Education Coordinator Teri Kinsway (kinsway.1@osu.edu) 614-292-0785.


INTERDISCIPLINARY SPECIALIZATION IN AGING 

The Interdisciplinary Specialization in Aging offers students an opportunity to gain specific expertise in the care of older adults through both required and elective coursework. The core curriculum focuses on the basic components of gerontology shared by many disciplines.

To learn more about the Interdisciplinary Specialization in Aging, contact Dr. Holly Dabelko-Schoeny (dabelko-schoeny.1@osu.edu) 614-292-4378.


UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP TITLE IV-E CHILD WELFARE TRAINING PROGRAM 

UPP prepares graduates for careers in public child welfare agencies in Ohio. This program includes coursework specifically related the child welfare practice and requires that students complete a practicum in a public child welfare agency. Students who are accepted into the program and successfully complete all requirements may be eligible for a $5,000 stipend.

To learn more about the University Partnership Title IV-E Child Welfare Training Program, contact UPP Coordinator Linda Helm (helm.28@osu.edu) 614-688-3290.


ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES 

Graduate Minors and Interdisciplinary Specializations are available. Please check the Graduate School website for a list of current offerings.