Social Work

social workers and students advocate

Where passion becomes a profession

“Social work is the fastest-growing profession internationally – and in many countries, statistics point towards its significant further expansion. In the US... the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 16% growth of the profession between 2016 and 2026.”

Our Missions

BSW Program

The program is committed to the principles of human rights and the achievement of social and economic justice. Our mission is to prepare students to become proactive generalist social workers who work effectively with diverse populations and empower social systems to address change.  

MSW Program

Through particular attention to the strengths and empowerment perspectives and the promotion of social and economic justice the social work program is committed to teaching and furthering the development of the knowledge, practice skills, art and science of social work to graduate students in order to prepare them to hear, understand, include, and effectively respond to all voices with particular attention to those of the poor, the vulnerable and the oppressed.


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The Priority Deadline for MSW applications is February 1, 2019.  All applications received by that date will be reviewed.  

After February 1, 2019, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the program is full.  The final deadline is March 15, 2019: no applications will be accepted after this date.

BSW Program

The bachelor's of Social Work program offers a generalist practice prospective built on social and economic justice while preparing students for state licensure. Click here to Learn more 

Both the BSW program and the MSW program enjoy full accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).  The social work programs strive to uphold the highest standards of social work education.

The Social Work programs, accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, satisfy the educational requirements set forth by the State of Ohio to sit for the state licensing examination.  Requirements for BSW and MSW licensure eligibility vary from state to state. For BSW graduates who wish to practice in a state other than Ohio, please e-mail the BSW program director/advisor Heather Sloane, or call 419-530-5188 to discuss if you will need to satisfy additional requirements in that state.

BSW Program Outcomes

MSW Program

The master's in Social Work program offers a foundation and advanced curriculum preparing advanced generalist practitioners building on the foundation of social and economic justice from a strengths and empower perspective. Click here to learn more about our MSW Program.

For MSW graduates who wish to practice in a state other than Ohio, please e-mail the MSW program director/advisor Sandra Sieben, or call 419-530-4185 to discuss if you will need to satisfy additional requirements in that state.

The following national site contains state board directories. 

MSW Program Outcomes









Interested in learning more about where social work students are placed to apply theories learned in class and gain practice experience? Click here to learn more.

Last Updated: 8/13/19