Social Work MSW

Advance from generalist to specialist or reach new career goals in the field of social work through our master's program.

What You'll Study

The Master of Social Work program prepares you for advanced practice with clients through an approach that emphasizes helping individuals, families and communities recognize and reach their capacities, as well as understand the obstacles they face, to ultimately improve their quality of life.

Focusing on advanced direct practice, you'll develop your core knowledge, skills and values within the field into more effective tools for you to use a professional. Learning largely centers on promoting social justice in the delivery of social services within a diverse society.

Along with academic coursework, your curriculum will include two major field placement experiences. The foundational field practicum directs your experience in areas concerning populations at risk, human behavior in the social environment, social welfare policy and services, research and more. An advanced-level placement gives you an additional 30 weeks of practical application.

Complete your master's degree in two, three or four years through various options that the program offers. There is also a one year program option for qualified Bachelor of Social work degree holders. After completeing eight foundational courses and field practicum, you'll move on to advanced content areas that consist of an additional eight courses and an advanced field practicum.

Program Assessment Data

Degree

Internships and Jobs

OUR STUDENTS HAVE INTERNED AT:
  •  Glenbeigh Health Sources
  •  Salem Community Hospital
  •  SouthernCare Hospice
  •  The Village Network
  •  Family Services Agency
  •  PsyCare, Inc.

 

OUR GRADUATES WORK FOR:
  •  Cleveland Clinic
  •  Sisters of Charity Health System
  •  Meridian Services
  •  Neil Kennedy Rehabilitation Services
  •  Mercy Health
  •  Mahoning County Children Services
  •  Valley Counseling, Inc.

One More Thing

The experiences I have had at YSU, at both the undergraduate and graduate level, have helped me to feel more confident and comfortable with my future as a social worker. I would recommend YSU for its accessibility and friendly faculty."

Kristen Lepsik, Social Work Master's Student