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Degrees & Programs


Program Options


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. Our online and on campus MSW programs are fully CSWE accredited.

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
School Social Work Program
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 ( 614-292-4378.



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 ( 614-688-3290.

State Authorization Disclosure

The Ohio State University is authorized to offer the online Master of Social Work in all 50 states. For more information on state authorization requirements and disclosures related to online programs, please visit