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OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 [Archived Catalog]

Social Work

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The Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program prepares students for clinical or administrative practice with a rural focus. A minimum of six quarters—90 credit hours—are required, including five quarters of field internship (one 160-hour quarter and four 200-hour quarters). The only exception is for Advanced Standing students, who must have a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from a Council on Social Work Education-accredited program within the past five years, with strong grades and field evaluations. Advanced Standing students complete 47 credits over three quarters. A Modified Part-Time Program permits students to take the first year of full-time coursework over two years; the final year is identical to that of the full-time program. The program admits students  only in the fall.

When applying, students are expected to have completed or nearly completed a bachelor’s degree in a Liberal Art’s discipline, with course work in quantitative analysis, human biology, the humanities, and at least four courses in at least three social science disciplines, with at least one course at the 300 or 400 level. Students must also submit official transcripts of all undergraduate work, evidence of paid or volunteer experience in human services, three professional references, and an essay. Students with less than a 3.0 GPA must also submit scores from the general portion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with a petition for exceptional admission. The form of the essay and specifics about other criteria can be obtained from the Department’s Graduate webpages.

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