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.”

- The Guardian

Our Mission

The mission of the BSW and MSW social work programs is to further social justice through education, community engagement and research.


The Social Work program is proud to announce BSW student Erica Sacoto as the 2022 reciepient of the CHHS DEAN'S AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING DIVERSITY ADVOCACY: Undergraduate Student and to MSW student DaMarco Hill as the 2022 recipient of the CHHS DEAN'S AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING DIVERSITY ADVOCACY: Graduate Student.  A hearty congratulations goes out to both of them!

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 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.  Please reference the Professional Licensure Information page for state details.

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. Learn more about the BSW program.  

For BSW graduates who wish to practice in a state other than Ohio, please e-mail the BSW program director/advisor Meredith Rinna, or call 419.530.4397 to discuss  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. Learn more about the MSW Program.

For MSW graduates who wish to practice in a state other than Ohio, please e-mail the MSW program director/advisor Megan Petra, or call 419.530.5338 to discuss requirements in that state.

MSW Program Outcomes





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

Child Welfare University Partnership Program

The University Partnership Program (UPP) seeks to develop creative child welfare leaders, policy makers, managers and direct service practitioners who are capable
of critical thinking and promoting best practices and highest-quality service to children, families and communities. Learn more about UPP

Last Updated: 9/6/22