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MA Social Work

Course Description

This is a joint degree program between Miami University of Ohio and Wright State University.

The mission of this 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.

Visit the website: https://www.wright.edu/degrees-and-programs/catalog/programs/social-work-ma

Course detail

This joint program was awarded candidacy by the Council on Social Work Education (http://www.cswe.org (http://www.cswe.org) ) in 2012 and is under review for its second year of candidacy. Students graduating from graduate social work programs under candidacy with CSWE are eligible to apply to become Licensed Independent Social Workers (LISW) in the state of Ohio (http://www.cswmft.ohio.gov (http://www.cswmft.ohio.gov) ). The target date for full accreditation with CSWE is June, 2014. Accreditation status will be retroactive to June 2012.


Persons 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.


Full-time (2 years), part-time (3-4 years), and advanced standing (3 semesters) programs for eligible BSW graduates will be offered. Classes will be taught on the WSU main campus and the following branch campuses of Miami University: Middletown and Voice of America which is located in West Chester. Both universities will 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 600 hours of field education; all other students will complete 900 hours of field education over the course of the program.

How to apply: http://www.wright.edu/apply

Graduate Scholarships

Wright State University offers several scholarship opportunities to graduate students, including:
• Graduate assistantships
• Tuition scholarships
• Fellowships
• Stipends

Often these awards require the student to serve in an employment-like capacity for the awarding department or college in order to be eligible and maintain eligibility. Visit the website: https://www.wright.edu/raider-connect/financial-aid/graduate-scholarships

MA / MSc Selected Graduate Studies – meant to be in the Graduate School but I listed it under College of Education as we don’t have the prior department on our site.
MS Nursing – mean to be in the Nursing and Health department but we don’t have that listed so added it to School of Medicine

Visit the MA Social Work page on the Wright State University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or universityHave 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.

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