Online Education, Real-World Experience
Recruitment is in full swing for Case Western Reserve University’s first comprehensive online degree program, the Master of Science in Social Administration.
“This is a very exciting opportunity to open up our offerings to students who aren’t physically on campus,” says Grover “Cleve” Gilmore, PhD, dean of the university’s Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. “The online coursework will give them the same quality education our on-ground students expect.” The school’s MSSA program is ranked No. 9, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Online students choose between concentrations in direct practice or community and social development. Fieldwork takes place at locations convenient for them, in keeping with their curricular and career goals, and can even be completed within their workplaces, if appropriate.
“Field education is the hallmark of our program. It’s where students apply what they learn in class to real-life situations,” Gilmore says.
Coursework begins in January for the online program. The deadline to apply for spring semester is Dec. 15.