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Social Work

Ohio University

24 months
12948 USD/year
12948 USD/year
6996 USD/year
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The Master of Social Work (MSW) program at Ohio University was admitted to candidacy for accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education in February 1999 and has been fully accredited since 2015. 


The primary purpose of the Master of Social Work (MSW) program at Ohio University is to graduate clinical social workers who have the knowledge and skills for advanced practice in rural environments to improve the well-being of individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities.

Program Learning Objectives

This Master of Social Work program offered by Ohio University is a competency-based program with 45 practice behaviors at the foundation level and 43 practice behaviors at the advanced level. The 10 social work competencies promulgated by the Council on Social Work Education (2015) are as follows:

  • Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly
  • Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice
  • Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments
  • Engage diversity and difference in practice
  • Advance human rights and social and economic justice
  • Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research
  • Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment
  • Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well being and to deliver effective social work services
  • Respond to contexts that shape practice
  • Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities

The MSW program has five options:

  • One-Year Advanced Standing (open only to recent graduates of CSWE-accredited undergraduate social work programs)
  • Two-Year Full Time
  • Three-Year Part Time
  • Four-Year Part Time
  • 100% Online
  • The three-year part-time on-campus option allows applicants to choose to take the first half of the MSW program over two part-time years rather than a single, full-time year. This option involves enrolling in field during years two and three. In the four-year part-time on-campus option, applicants may spread the program out into four years of study, with years two and three requiring enrollment in the field. The MSW degree must be completed within four years of enrollment.

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Rural Orientation
    • Social Welfare Policy and Services
    • HBSE
    • Social Work Practice I: Foundations of Practice
    • Foundation Field
    • Direct Practice with Adults, Families, and Communities 

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 24 months
    • Part-time
      • 48 months
      • Flexible

    Start dates & application deadlines


    IELTS admission requirements IELTS
    TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


    62 alternative credits


    On Campus, Online

    Academic requirements

    GPA admission requirements GPA
    GRE admission requirements GRE®

    English requirements

    IELTS admission requirements IELTS
    TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    A degree-seeking application must include:

    • Appropriate application fee
    • Academic transcripts
    • Resume or CV
    • Evidence of English Proficiency (non-native speakers of English only)

    In addition, an application must include any program-specific materials which may include (but is not limited to):

    • Letters of recommendation
    • Test scores
    • Writing sample
    • Personal statement, statement of professional goals, or biographical statement
    • Portfolio or audition recording

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      12948 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 6474 USD per semester during 24 months.
    • National

      12948 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 6474 USD per semester during 24 months.
    • In-State

      6996 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 3498 USD per semester during 24 months.

    Living costs for Athens

    1079 - 1780 USD /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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