Our School

We are the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. We train leaders in social change.

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Guiding principles

As the nation’s first university-affiliated professional graduate school of social work, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences holds a special place in history. 

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By the numbers

The numbers speak to our strengths. We're ranked #9 in the nation and #1 in Ohio, and 92% of our graduates are employed within months of graduation.

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Fully accredited

The Mandel School's MSSA degree is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Commission on Accreditation, equivalent to an an MSW.

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Celebrating our differences

As a top ranked school of social work, we help students examine their own perceptions of diversity to become more culturally aware and prepared for their roles as social work and nonprofit professionals.

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International exchange

When students cross borders to study, they contribute in significant ways toward the globalization of a university and, at the same time, enrich their own personal and professional development.