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Coronavirus Information

This webpage will serve as a resource for the College of Social Work as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check this page for important updates and links to resources.

We encourage everyone to follow the CDC guidelines and to reference the Safe and Healthy Buckeyes, Wexner Medical Center, the City of Columbus and the Ohio Department of Health websites for the most up-to-date guidelines for the Ohio State community.


Question and Answer Sessions

Times listed are Eastern Standard Time (EST)

MSW Students

Virtual advising hours Mondays 6–7 p.m., Thursdays 11 a.m.–Noon
Zoom link

Ph.D. Students

Please contact Mo Yee Lee for updates.


Field Education

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Katie Klakos at klakos.2@osu.edu. Requests made by 7–10 days prior to the supervision session will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.


Help Desk Information

The Keep Teaching help desk is open from 8am to 8pm Monday-Friday through 614-688-HELP or carmen@osu.edu.

Staff from the University Institute for Teaching and Learning are also available to provide support and consultation, particularly on identifying and implementing appropriate assessment tools for courses taught at distance.


Career Services

The Career Services Office is available for online appointments, including resume and cover letter reviews, job search, negotiating salary, career planning and more. To schedule an online appointment click here.

Active SWT Extension:

The Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board in response to the global pandemic and expected delays in tests and licenses, is extending the expiration date for active SWTs. The extension is to give SWTs time to complete the licensure process during the period of anticipated postponements. This update would extend the expiration date to 12/1/2020 for active SWTs. Within the next couple of weeks the board will automatically update the expiration date and it is recommended that SWTs check their registration toward the end of April to make sure that their date has been updated on the elicense system at https://elicense.ohio.gov/oh_verifylicense. In regards to employment, it is the decision of the employer if they want to hire the candidate who holds the SWT. Employers can find more information on the scope of practice and the supervision requirements for active SWTs at https://cswmft.ohio.gov/Social-Workers/Social-Work-Trainee. Lastly, this extension only applies to current SWTs and any new registrations must follow the normal application process which includes proof of enrollment that shows a field practicum for summer 2020.

For more information, please visit https://cswmft.ohio.gov/Home/COVID-19.


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