Social Work

Wright State University

24 months
24286 USD/year
24286 USD/year
14298 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The mission of the Social Work program from Wright State University is to prepare students to become advanced generalist social work professionals. Advanced generalist practice emphasizes effective practice and policy skill development to promote diversity and cultural competency, social and economic justice, reduce oppression, and improve the broader human condition. 


Students graduating with a Master of Arts in Social Work from this joint program will be prepared to work in direct practice and administrative social work positions in private and public settings helping clients across the lifespan meet their basic human needs.MASW graduatesare also eligible to become Licensed Social Workers (LSW) and Licensed Independent Social Workers (LISW) in the state of Ohio (

Full-time (2 years), part-time (3-4 years), or advanced standing (3 semesters) programs are offered to admittedgraduate students.  Classes are taught on Miami University’s Middletown campus with a few classes scheduled on the WSU main campus.Both universities appear on the graduate’s diploma.

Under the Advanced Generalist Concentration, students choose electives from two Concentration Focus Areas: 1) Families and Children or 2) Older Adults. Students in the advanced standing program will complete 500 hours of field education; all other students will complete 900 hours of field education over the course of the program.


If you earn a Master of Arts in Social Work at Wright State University, you will be eligible to become a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) in Ohio. Please refer to the Ohio Counsellor Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for more information. Your scope of practice will include applying advanced generalist knowledge, skills, and values in direct practice, administration, and advocacy across different social service settings while working with persons across the lifespan.

Recent social work graduates are currently working in:

  • Adoption services
  • Children’s services
  • County prosecutor’s office
  • County probation office
  • Emergency housing facilities
  • Family services
  • Hospitals
  • Mental health centers
  • Older adult living facilities
  • Probation and parole boards
  • Public schools
  • Victim crisis Intervention

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Welfare Policy
  • Human Behavior and Social Environment – Macro Systems
  • Social Work Practice
  • Field Education
  • Concentration Focus Area Elective
  • Social Welfare Policy
  • Graduate Social Work Research
  • Cultural Competency in Social Work Practice

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines




54 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
    • Have a cumulative grade-point average of 2.75 or higher (based on a 4.0 system) for all previous undergraduate academic work
    • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in social work or behavioral science courses
    • Have completed the following behavioral science coursework:
      • at least one course in psychology, sociology, or anthropology
      • at least one course in American history, American government, or economics
      • at least one course in human biology
      • at least one course in statistics

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12143 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    24286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12143 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    14298 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7149 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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Social Work
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