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Cleveland State University (CSU) is nationally recognized by esteemed organizations. Our online programs provide the flexibility you need with curriculum rigor and ongoing support in tandem with dedicated faculty and experiential learning opportunities. Our online programs are offered primarily in asynchronous formats, so you don't have to put your personal and professional life on hold while developing your career to its fullest potential. With world-class partners in healthcare, the arts and other industries, CSU shares knowledge, research and resources to make a positive and meaningful difference.

Social Work Programs

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MSW-Traditional
MSW – Traditional Track

Serve Your Community

Start a rewarding new career in social work. Choose from clinical or advanced generalist specializations.

  • 60 online credit hours 
  • 900 field practicum hours
  • 3 intakes per year
  • 5 to 6 semesters/1 year and 7 months to 2 years (full-time)
  • 8 to 10 semesters/2 years and 7 months to 3 years and 3 months (part-time)
  • CSWE accredited
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2.75 GPA
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework 
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Essay

Next application deadline: April 23, 2024

Next start date: May 18, 2024

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MSW-Advanced
MSW – Advanced Standing

Shortest Advanced Standing Pathway in Ohio

Balance your professional and personal life as you earn your degree part-time. Choose from clinical or advanced generalist specializations.

  • 30 online credit hours
  • 500 field practicum hours
  • 3 intakes per year
  • 4 to 5 semesters/1 year and 3 months to 1 year and 7 months (part-time)
  • 2 to 4 semesters/7 months to 1 year and 3 months (full-time)
  • CSWE accredited
  • Bachelor of Social Work (from a CSWE-accredited program within the last 7 years)
  • 2.75 cumulative GPA 
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework 
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Essay
  • Copies of BSW field evaluations

Next application deadline: April 23, 2024

Next start date: May 18, 2024

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