MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK AT NEWARK
The Ohio State University Newark offers the traditional, three year Part-Time MSW Option on the Newark campus. ThIs program provides the opportunity to enroll in The Ohio State University's nationally recognized and fully accredited MSW program with the convenience of being close to home. The program allow students to complete the program on a part-time basis with all of the Newark campus courses being schedule during the evening or the occasional weekend class. Students will be required to take 8 at the Columbus campus, a couple of which may be available on-line, to complete their degree. Those courses are offered at many different times, including evening hours.
The MSW program prepares graduates for advanced social work practice. The program consists of three principal parts: In our foundation curriculum students master the theoretical knowledge, professional values, and core competencies common to all social work practice. The advanced concentration is highly applied and focuses on acquiring expertise as a master's prepared social worker in one of several practice areas. The extensive field practicum experiences integrate theory and both foundation and advanced practice and provides highly mentored opportunities in which students further refine their skills as professional social workers.
Regional campus students receive the same quality educational experience as their Columbus campus counterparts. Classes are taught by College of Social Work faculty and community instructors using the same syllabi and texts used at the Columbus campus. In addition, the regional campuses provide a full array of services for their students: financial aid counseling, academic advising, library services, student activities, computer labs, disability services, bookstore, physical activities center and free parking.
REGULAR PART-TIME PROGRAM - This 63 credit hour program is a 3 year, part-time program which gives the students the opportunity to work and complete their degree. We enroll competitive students from diverse backgrounds and with diverse practice interests. The program starts fall semester and continues for nine consecutive semesters. Students typically take 2 classes per semester. The first year of the program is completed exclusively at the Newark campus. The remaining two years students will be completing some of their course work at the Columbus campus (a total of 6 courses) in conjunction with field practicums that may be completed in their home community.
ADVANCED STANDING ALTERNATIVE PLAN (ASAP) - This 43 credit hour program is open to students who have received a bachelors degree in social work from an accredited social work program. Students must have graduated with their degree in the past 5 years and have a minimum 3.0 GPA and a B or better in all required social work courses. This program is completed in 2 years and does require travel to Columbus for at least 4 classes depending on the student’s specialization.
The Advanced Standing Alternative Plan program will only be offered at the Newark campus if there is adequate enrollment. Any students admitted to the Newark Part-time ASAP program will be offered a spot in the Columbus program if we do not have adequate enrollment. ASAP students who have to attend the Columbus Campus could still complete their electives and field practicum in Newark, but the majority of their course work would need to be completed in Columbus if we are unable to offer the program.
MSW ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Applicants to the Master of Social Work Program must meet the general requirements of the Graduate School and the College of Social Work. Students are selected on the basis of intellectual capacity, personal maturity, and motivation. Previous academic work, background experiences, personal development, and potential for professional practice are important considerations in the evaluation of applicants.
To be considered for admission to the Master of Social Work Program, applicants must:
- have an average point-hour ratio of 3.0 or higher (based on 4.00 = A) for all previous academic work or a combined raw score in the 40th percentile for the verbal and quantitative areas of the aptitude portion of the Graduate Record Examination for students with less than a 3.00 average point-hour ratio;
- have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Applicants with degrees from non-accredited institutions may be considered for admission pending satisfactory performance on the GRE; and
- have completed at least one-fourth of undergraduate course work in three basic areas of academic study: the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences.
ASAP Applicants must also have:
- earned their degree within the last five years before the start of this program
- earned a B or better in all required social work courses
- have a copy of their field evaluation from their undergraduate degree or a letter from that field instructor OR
- if they have been out working in the field for over two years, one of their recommendations must be from their current supervisor.
All ASAP students enter the MSW Program in the summer semester.
Application Procedures and Forms.
ATTENTION 2015 APPLICANTS:
THE NEWARK CAMPUS DEADLINE IS APRIL 1ST for Newark campus regular standing MSW program and MARCH 1ST for the NEWARK ASAP APPLICATION. The Columbus website will list all deadlines as March 1st.
IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU PLEASE READ THE MSW APPLICATION GUIDELINES & FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS BEFORE YOU BEGIN THE ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS! Please click here to view the guidelines and link for the application.
The Newark campus also offers a variety of courses that may be available to fulfill licensure requirements or that can be taken Graduate Non-degree prior to admission to the program. A graduate non-degree student can take up to 6 credit hours of OSU graduate course work. If the student earns a grade of "B" or higher for a course, the courses/hours transfer into the program once a student is admitted. These courses are valid for five years for transferring into the program.
To apply for graduate non-degree status for one of the current Newark course offerings, visit Graduate admissions. Click on Graduate Non Degree. Complete the on-line application and then contact the MSW office at Newark to schedule your courses. Applications are accepted on-line until the Friday before the start of the semester.
For more information or registration, please contact the MSW Office at:
Phone: (740) 364-9523