Degrees & Programs

MSW

Program Options

CONVENIENT. FLEXIBLE. AFFORDABLE.

Both our Advanced Standing Alternative Program (ASAP) and traditional MSW programs are now available online! 

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

We also offer an Advanced Standing Alternative Program (ASAP) for students who have earned a Bachelor of Social Work within the last five years. You can complete our ASAP degree in one year full-time or two years part-time. Our unique approach to online learning includes the same curriculum, with the same rigor, but with the convenience, flexibility and affordability you’re looking for.

Our curriculum allows students to pursue the following Areas of Emphasis:

Aging and Health
Mental Health and Substance Abuse *
Child and Youth Services*
Community and Social Justice

*areas of emphasis currently available for online program options

Curriculum Options


Dual Degree Fact Sheet
Regional Campus Fact Sheet
School Social Work Program
Interdisciplinary Specialization in Aging

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.

UPP

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.

State Authorization Disclosure

Because you are considering an online academic program that leads to a professional license, it is highly recommended you contact the appropriate licensing agency where you plan to receive instruction before beginning your academic program. SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement) does not provide reciprocity for state professional licensing requirements. Academic programs and individual graduates must meet standards set by that state’s licensure requirements in order for a graduate to be eligible for a license.


To learn more about State Authorization, eligibility and accreditation please visit https://online.osu.edu/state-authorization. Any questions can be addressed to the State Authorization team by emailing ODEE-stateauth@osu.edu.