Social Work

Three MSW students of various genders, ages and ethnicities chat at a table
Master of Social Work (MSW), Weekend

About the Program

In Case Western Reserve University's Master of Social Work (MSW) 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. This program was designed with professionals in mind. And with our focus on equity, innovation and transformation in all that we do at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, 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
“My field experiences allowed me to apply a different lens to my job. I was challenged to think more critically and objectively about systemic practices in child welfare.”

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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 500 to 900 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 (U.S. News & World Report)


student-faculty ratio


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


of students receive scholarship or funding support


alumni in 50 states and 40+ countries

Admissions Details

Our holistic review process considers your work and lived experiences. There is no GRE or application fee. Our application includes:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university 
  • Resume
  • Two-part essay (3-5 pages)
  • Two letters of recommendation

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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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