Social Work

Social Work students in the classroom
Master of Social Work (MSW), Intensive Weekend

About the Program

In our MSW Intensive Weekend program, we combine the rigor of our top-ranked social work master's program with the flexibility you need to continue your career. You'll take classes one weekend per month with a cohort of students who you'll learn with—and from—over the next three years. The program was designed with professionals in mind and you'll graduate with skills and connections to switch careers or advance in the job you already have.

What to Expect

Our curriculum incorporates an Ability Based Learning Environment (ABLE) that helps you develop and demonstrate mastery of eight core social work abilities.

  • Identify as a Reflective Professional Social Worker
  • Advocate for Social, Economic and Environmental Justice
  • Apply Social Work Methods
  • Uphold Social Work Values and Ethics
  • Integrate Cultural, Economic and Global Diversity
  • Think Critically About Theory and Research Knowledge
  • Communicate Effectively
  • Develop as a Social Work Leader
“I chose the Mandel School because of the school’s reputation and the student reviews of the program. I wanted to make sure that I was making the best decision for my future, and the Mandel School was the complete package.”

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Field Education

As the bridge between classroom and practice, field education provides a supportive, supervised opportunity for you to apply classroom knowledge to professional social work practice. In our master’s in social work program, you will complete 450 to 600 hours of field training, depending on the program you choose.

By the Numbers


ranked school for social work in Ohio


ranked school for social work in the United States (US News & World Report, 2020)


student-faculty ratio


growth in jobs in the field of social work by 2026 (Bureau of Labor Statistics)


alumni employed within six months of graduation

Admissions Details

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • GRE is not required
  • No application fee

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Richard Sigg
Richard Sigg
Director for Recruitment and Enrollment
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

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