Degrees & Programs


Financial Support

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The College of Social Work provides a competitive funding package for doctoral students.

  • First Three Years – Graduate Associate position with stipend and tuition coverage for full-time students
  • Fourth Year through Dissertation – Graduate Student Lecturer
  • Fourth Year – Tuition Support Scholarship for three credit hours for post-candidacy students

GRA, GTA and GSL Application [PDF]


The Graduate School sponsors a number of fellowships for incoming and current graduate students including one- and two-year awards to University Fellows and Enrichment Fellows for incoming graduate students and Presidential Fellowships for students at the dissertation stage. These fellowships require a departmental or program nomination, are merit-based and highly competitive.

See the funding section of the Graduate School website for details.


The Office of Student Financial Aid can assist you with your financial aid planning, questions and resources. Visit the Financial Aid website to learn more.


Information on tuition and fees is available for all Ohio State degree programs through The Office of the University Registrar.

  • Social Work PhD tuition and fee information is part of the table for “All Other Colleges” for the “Graduate” listing. Click here to view the complete fee table.
  • MSW-PhD students will follow the MSW fee table until graduation from the MSW.