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Pursuing your Master’s Degree in Social Work

Master's student being hooded as part of the College's Evening of RecognitionSeal indicating the U.S. News & World Report Best Grad Schools Ranking Thank you for your interest in the MSW program at The Ohio State University College of Social Work! Our admissions counselors are dedicated to helping you through the application process. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact

Whether you have an undergraduate degree in social work or in another area, want to pursue full- or part-time, or attend on campus or online, we have an MSW program designed for you! We are CSWE-accredited and ranked 7th among public universities by U.S. News & World Report. You can expect the same award-winning degree no matter which master’s program you choose.

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Licensure/State Authorization Disclosure

Ohio State academic programs are designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure and certification and state licensing board contact information at for online programs and for on-campus programs.

If you are planning to seek a professional license in a state other than Ohio, it is highly recommended that you contact the appropriate state licensing agency to seek information and guidance before beginning the program. In addition, online program availability may vary by state. For more information on state authorization requirements and disclosures related to online programs and state licensing board contact information, please visit