This concentration is designed to help social workers develop the real-world skills and values to lead and advocate for comprehensive social change, implement policy development initiatives and focus on community empowerment on a broad scale. The curriculum addresses a range of issues including globalization, poverty, inequality and oppression, cultural diversity, women’s issues, human rights and more.
As a part of the internationally recognized and highly ranked Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, the Master’s in Social Administration emphasizes real-world experience and a competency-based curriculum. The program addresses numerous key areas of social work practice, including ethics and values, self-awareness, cross-cultural knowledge, cross-cultural skills, service delivery, empowerment and advocacy, workforce diversity, professional education, language diversity, and cross-cultural leadership.
Important:The MSSA program features two program entry tracks: a Traditional Track (60 semester credits) for Non-BSW applicants and an Advanced Standing path (45 semester credits) for applicants with a BSW.
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) and the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Case Western Reserve actively contributes to setting the best practices and standards for social work education. Our expert faculty actively engages students throughout their education, bringing firsthand experience and field practice expertise into every course.
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You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.7 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.
The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!
Tuition fee per credit hour
The online CWRU MSSA Scholarship Program was developed for exceptional students who want to make a positive influence on their community and others. Scholarships are available for applicants with plans to enroll in 7.5 hours per semester for 3 semesters or as a full-time online student. Full-time online MSSA applicants who have demonstrated exceptional leadership capacity and experience in social work or related human services can be awarded up to a full-tuition scholarship. All eligible applicants will be considered based on:
Application Process - For scholarship consideration applicants must have all necessary application and field education documentation approved. To learn more about the online Master of Science in Social Administration scholarships contact an Admissions
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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