2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
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2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Work, MA

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Program Description:

The Greater Miami Valley Joint MASW program between Miami University of Ohio and Wright State University accepted its first students in Fall 2012. The program was approved by the Ohio Board of Regents in Spring 2012 and was fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) (www.cswe.org) in June 2014.

The mission of the program is to prepare students to become advanced generalist social work professionals. Advanced generalist practice emphasizes effective practice and policy skill development to promote diversity and cultural competency, social and economic justice, reduce oppression, and improve the broader human condition. Students graduating with a Master of Arts in Social Work from this joint program will be prepared to work in direct practice and administrative social work positions in private and public settings helping clients across the lifespan meet their basic human needs.MASW graduatesare also eligible to become Licensed Social Workers (LSW) and Licensed Independent Social Workers (LISW) in the state of Ohio (www.cswmft.ohio.gov).

Full-time (2 years), part-time (3-4 years), or advanced standing (3 semesters) programs are offered to admittedgraduate students.  Classes are taught on Miami University’s Middletown campus with a few classes scheduled on the WSU main campus.Both universities appear on the graduate’s diploma.

Under the Advanced Generalist Concentration, students choose electives from two Concentration Focus Areas: 1) Families and Children or 2) Older Adults. Students in the advanced standing program will complete 500 hours of field education; all other students will complete 900 hours of field education over the course of the program.

Successful completion of the MA in Social Work (SW) meets the educational requirements for the LSW and LISW in Ohio as regulated by the https://cswmft.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/cswmft/.

Licensure and certification requirements vary from state to state, and we have not determined if this program meets licensure requirements outside of Ohio. If you are planning to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please contact the appropriate licensing entity  in that state to seek information and guidance regarding that state’s licensure or certification requirements.

Admissions Requirements:

  • Complete an Application for Graduate Admission
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (other than Wright State)
  • Have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Have a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher (based on a 4 point system) for all previous graduate work.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in social work or behavioral science courses.
  • Have completed behavioral science coursework listed on the application.
  • Have completed the personal statement following the instructions on the application.
  • Have submitted three professional letters of reference.

Instructions for reference letters can be found at https://liberal-arts.wright.edu/social-work/advising/admission#tab=graduate

Advanced Standing applicants must have a BSW from a CSWE accredited university within 5 years of beginning in the MASW program. Applicants must also have an overall GPA of 3.25 and 3.25 average in all social work courses

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Program Requirements:

Advanced Standing students complete the minimum 34 hours of prescribed coursework and 600 hours of field education. All other students, complete the minimum 54 hours of prescribed coursework and complete 900 hours of field education.

Regular, MASW Dept Core and Electives

Fall Semester Year 1

Spring Semester Year 1

Total: 54 Hours

Advanced Standing, MASW Dept Core and Electives

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