All applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
The undergraduate GPA must be 2.7 or above.
The GRE is not required.
In addition, each applicant must show evidence of the personal qualities and values essential to the professional practice of social work:
Strong moral character
Proven analytical and verbal skills
A caring and compassionate nature
A personal commitment to social justice; empowering individuals; and serving vulnerable and underrepresented groups, communities and organizations.
Our online program has three annual start dates, in January, April and August. Our admissions team accepts and reviews applications year-round. To ensure our online master’s in social work is even more accessible to people passionate about making a difference, there is no application fee.
Early Decision Application Deadline
Priority Application Deadline
Final Application Deadline
Friday, April 22, 2022
Friday, May 20, 2022
Friday, June 17, 2022
Monday, August 15, 2022
Friday, September 16, 2022
Friday, October 14, 2022
Friday, November 11, 2022
Tuesday, January 3, 2023
Consisting of 60 credits, the traditional program track can be completed in as few as two and a half years. A Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree is not required to earn your MSW degree on this program track.
Advanced Standing Track & Transfer Applicants
To qualify for the advanced standing program track and earn up to 21 credits toward your MSW degree, you must hold a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree from a CSWE-accredited institution, earned within the last seven years*. You can complete this program track in as few as one and a half years.
Applicants with a BSW from a CSWE accredited program but are beyond 7yrs post-graduation must submit a written request for consideration (including a detailed statement of your social work experience and continuing education activities) to the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and receive approval before applying. Demonstration of professional growth through social work experience, continuing professional education, leadership, and advancement in the social work field would be elements for consideration.
For information about how to request accommodations, students with disabilities should contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-368-5230. If you have already been admitted to Case Western Reserve University and have a CWRU Network ID and Password, please start by filling out a new student application on the Accessibility Information Management (AIM) system.
Please note that it can take up to two weeks to review accommodations requests. Approvals cannot be applied retroactively.
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