By the Numbers
in student aid +
93% employment rate within 6 months
paths of study and
field placements +
a student mentoring program
school of social work in the U.S. and
#1 in Ohio
world-class faculty with a
22 average faculty h-index
in funding at
9 research and training centers
Research and Training Centers

The Mandel School is home to nine research and training centers, including three Centers of Excellence, as well as First Year Cleveland, a community movement dedicated to reversing infant death rates and helping all babies celebrate their first birthdays. We facilitate authentic research and training collaborations between faculty and community partners, including human service agencies, service delivery systems and policy makers.

Many of our research and training initiatives are multidisciplinary involving multi-institutional partnerships that address broad social problems, social-work practice and policy. We emphasize dissemination, or using innovative research to enhance practice and service delivery in the community. Our reach is local, national and international. Our centers also provide several opportunities for students to participate in all aspects of the research process.

Ada Jackson featured as one of CWRU's outstanding 2023 graduates

Ada Jackson began her career at Case Western Reserve University in August 2020—in the midst of the pandemic. As a MSW student with a child welfare fellowship in the intensive weekend format, she learned throughout her journey at the Mandel School that she’s a macro thinker—a “bigger why” person who questions everything. After she graduates, she plans to use the knowledge she has gained to advocate and implement systemic change within the Cuyahoga County Department of Children and Family Services, holding agencies and policy makers accountable for the systems they put into place.